Comprehensive Sex Education as Violence Prevention

May 29th, 2020

By: Rebekah Rollston, MD, MPH


It’s #SexEdForAll month, yet most people still believe sex education is just about sex. But it’s so much more than[...]

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Saving Lives Slowly

May 27th, 2020

By: Naomi Clancy, MD


Today, I am saving lives slowly. This is less satisfying than the days I am in full personal protective equipment (PPE)[...]

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Abortion During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 26th, 2020

By: April Lockley, DO and Linda Prine, MD


The 1973 Roe v. Wade United States (US) Supreme Court case resulted in the historic decision that the US Constitution[...]

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Contraception During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 21st, 2020

By: Natalie Krumdieck, MD and Honor MacNaughton, MD


We know that many barriers to accessing safe, equitable, and effective contraception exist at individual,[...]

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Reflections on COVID-19, the Climate Crisis, Environmental Justice and Health Equity

May 20th, 2020

By: Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH and María Belen Power, MPP


We are living in an unprecedented time in which an unimaginable global pandemic has upended our way of life. Our[...]

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Pediatric Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 19th, 2020

By: Tatiana Patsimas, MD


While knowledge of COVID-19 transmission and its clinical manifestations is rapidly expanding, many questions remain[...]

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Protecting Those Who Protect Us

May 18th, 2020

By: Russell Phillips, MD


Health care workers, including residents, have stepped into the breach of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they have done so[...]

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Experiencing Rural Family Medicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 15th, 2020

By: Elsa Lindgren


I arrived in Valdez, Alaska in mid-February as a visiting third year medical student and was quickly immersed in[...]

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“Some New Kind of Infection or Plague:"  The 1918 Flu Pandemic & COVID-19

May 14th, 2020

By: Scott Podolsky, MD


A humbling sense of medical uncertainty. Tensions between public health concerns versus economic consequences for[...]

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Immigrant Health, COVID-19, and the Duty to Care

May 13th, 2020

By: Jim Recht, MD and Jon Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD


Three months ago, the novel coronavirus arrived in the Boston area. It struck first in wealthy communities of[...]

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In Times of Crisis, Family Medicine Rises to the Challenge

May 12th, 2020

By: Jeremy Stricsek, MD


We are all looking forward to the day when COVID-19 no longer dominates the news cycle, nor our lives. The ongoing[...]

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HMS Family Medicine Alumni Spotlight: Kelsey Leonardsmith

May 8th, 2020

By: Kelsey Leonardsmith


The Harvard Home for Family Medicine builds upon the growing community of HMS family medicine students, residents, and[...]

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Caring for Women Who are Homeless During COVID-19

May 7th, 2020

By: Roseanna H. Means, MD, MSc


We doctors don’t like to feel helpless. It’s a real comeuppance when we are faced with an unknown entity so vast, so[...]

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The Coronavirus Does Discriminate: How Social Conditions are Shaping the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 5th, 2020

By: Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPH and Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH


Part of this developing crisis is very well known: On December 31, 2019, Chinese officials reported a cluster of[...]

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Boston MedFlight Playing a Vital Role in New England’s COVID-19 Response

May 5th, 2020

By: Maura Hughes, MBA


Boston MedFlight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that for 35 years has provided critical care transport to[...]

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A Second, Silent Pandemic: Sexual Violence in the time of COVID-19

May 1st, 2020

By: Taylor Walker, MD


What happens when “safer-at-home” doesn’t apply to everyone? 

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