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Contraception is essential to preventative health

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on May 10, 2022

Did you know that under Massachusetts law, providers can prescribe patients a 12-month supply of birth control? Many providers, patients, and even pharmacies don't know about this option. Hear from our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Farah Shafi, MD, to learn about the Massachusetts law that protects birth control access along with the potential benefits to providers and patients.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the healthcare experience

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on May 03, 2022

According to the AMA Journal of Ethics, physicians must uphold ethical responsibilities not to discriminate against a prospective patient on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other personal or social characteristics that are not clinically relevant to the individual’s care. That's why an equitable healthcare system requires diversity and inclusion to deliver the best patient care possible. 

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Giving birth while Black should not be a death sentence

Posted by The Boston Globe on April 26, 2022

The circumstances Black people face are not simply a matter of an economic or education system, but of a system that reinforces inequitable and discriminatory practices. There’s no clearer example than that of Serena Williams.

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Smoking trumps other social determinants of health impacting mortality

Posted by Patient Engagment on April 19, 2022

Smoking was the leading social determinant of health affecting mortality and life expectancy, although income was another strong SDOH predictor, according to researchers from the Center for Population Health at Georgetown University and the Department of Sociology at UC Riverside.

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Autistic doctors, we’re not exactly as portrayed on TV

Posted by The Conversation on April 12, 2022

When I open up about my referral for an autism spectrum disorder assessment, I draw on examples from the only popular reference I have for an autistic doctor: what’s portrayed on TV. You have probably seen these medical dramas – The Good Doctor, House, Grey’s Anatomy that alludes to a stereotype of autism in certain characters.

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