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MIT Medical posts another record-breaking year for flu shots

The first clinic was a tremendous success; despite the rain and dark skies, some 5,154 members of the MIT community trekked out to the Stratton Student Center. November 14, 2014

MIT Medical sets third-straight, single-day record for flu shots

Second clinic to be held in Walker Memorial on Wednesday, October. October 20, 2014

MIT continues to monitor spread of Ebola

Institute began responding to the current outbreak in mid-August; no MIT-affiliated individuals have fallen ill. October 14, 2014

Kettyle to step down as medical director of MIT Medical

Physician joined MIT in 1993 and has led MIT Medical since 2000. October 14, 2014

Campus flu clinics: A letter from MIT Medical

MIT Medical wants to help you stay healthy this fall and winter with a walk-in flu-shot clinic Thursday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the second floor of the Stratton Student Center (Building W20) on the Cambridge campus October 9, 2014

Enterovirus D68 reaches Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced the state's first confirmed case of enterovirus D68. The patient, a school-aged child with a history of asthma who became ill in early September, was treated at an area hospital and is now back at home. September 24, 2014

MIT Medical responds to Ebola concerns

MIT Medical recommends that individuals returning from an area affected by Ebola be in touch with campus health officials to identify their level of risk and, if necessary, be instructed on how to monitor their health until the 21-day incubation period has passed. August 24, 2014

Announcing the Conversations with MIT Medical podcast

Conversations with MIT Medical is a monthly audio podcast featuring 10-minute interviews with members of MIT Medical's staff on a topics of importance to the MIT community. August 21, 2014

CDC issues travel advisory for West African countries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a level-3 travel advisory for travel to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the West African countries currently experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola virus. August 1, 2014

Medical staffers enjoy a rare “low-key” Commencement day

With sunny skies, a slight breeze, and temperatures in the mid-70s, the only weather-related medical-tent visits involved a couple of sunscreen requests and a few people looking for some shade. June 9, 2014

Planning ahead for happy retirement years

Planning is the key to a happy life in old age, as discussed in the panel Where, Why, What, When, and Who?, moderated by William Kettyle, M.D. May 28, 2014

Mind the Moment: Increasing momentum around new MIT wellness program

Community Wellness at MIT Medical is offering customized mindfulness classes for MIT departments, labs, and work teams. May 15, 2014

MIT Medical nets three Excellence Awards

The MIT Rewards & Recognition Program has chosen to recognize MIT Medical with three MIT Excellence Awards. These awards are among the highest honors awarded to staff by MIT for their professionalism, commitment to best practices, and high standards of excellence. February 21, 2014

Experts see low risk to community from MIT measles case

An MIT graduate student was diagnosed with measles on February 4, but thanks to immunizations, the risk to the MIT community is extremely low. February 6, 2014

MIT experiencing gastroenteritis outbreak

Officials at MIT Medical are reporting an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis on campus and reminding everyone in the community to be vigilant about hygiene practices, particularly hand-washing. December 5, 2013

New meningitis outbreak at UC Santa Barbara, increased vigilance at MIT

Four recent cases at the University of California at Santa Barbara have been reported, underscoring the need for proper hygiene at MIT. December 4, 2013

MIT responds to meningococcal meningitis outbreak at Princeton University

Meningitis has so far been limited to Princeton and has not appeared on the MIT campus. But good hygiene, especially among athletes, is recommended. November 19, 2013

Engineering the MIT ambulance

When it came time for MIT-EMS to purchase a new ambulance, they did what MIT students do best: they designed it themselves. October 22, 2013

Creating a healthier community for graduate-student families

A series of health fairs aims to improve the health and wellbeing of MIT grad students and their families. October 22, 2013

It's not too late to protect yourself against flu

Even if you missed the two walk-in clinics on campus this month, you can still contact MIT Medical to get a flu shot. October 22, 2013

MIT Medical sets single-day record for flu shots—again!

MIT Medical's first campus flu clinic of 2013 saw the old record of single-day vaccinations broken by over a thousand. A second clinic will be held on Thursday, October 10. October 8, 2013

From Katmandu to Cambridge: Nepalese doctor learns about US healthcare system at MIT Medical

Nepalese doctor Aditi Giri has spent the last month shadowing several physicians at MIT Medical and gaining first-hand knowledge of the American healthcare system. October 2, 2013

On-campus mammography available to all MIT employees, regardless of health plan

If you're a woman between the ages of 40 and 70 who works on campus, finding time for a mammogram couldn't be easier: you can get your annual mammogram at MIT Medical, with no referral and no copay. October 1, 2013

Peter Reich, M.D., former chief of psychiatry at MIT Medical, dies at 82

Peter Reich, M.D., MIT Medical's chief of psychiatry from 1989 to 2002, passed away in New York in the Adirondacks on August 11th after a battle with leukemia. He was 82. September 18, 2013

MIT Medical offers a warm welcome to a cold Commencement

When the Class of 2013 graduated from MIT on June 7, MIT Medical was on the front lines as always, this year unified by a singular goal: to help graduates and guests cope with unseasonably cool, damp weather. June 14, 2013

Coping with aging eyes

At MIT's annual Stratton Lecture on Aging Successfully, a panel of experts moderated by Dr. William Kettyle discussed three serious age-related eye problems. May 13, 2013

Remembering Officer Sean Collier

MIT Medical, along with the rest of the Institute community, mourns the loss of Officer Sean Collier of the MIT Police, who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday night, April 18. April 22, 2013

Heightened security at MIT Medical Lexington

Due to heightened security measures now in place, patients with appointments at MIT Medical/Lexington should allow for extra time to pass through the security checkpoint. April 17, 2013

Alan Siegel wins 2013 MIT Excellence Award

Mental Health and Counseling Chief Alan Siegel has won the MIT Excellence 2013 award for Bringing out the Best: Everyday Leadership throughout MIT. March 4, 2013

Ready to respond

Regular drills prepare MIT Medical staffers to deal with emergencies January 31, 2013

Registration for getfit@mit 2013 is now open!

Online registration for this year’s challenge is available on the getfit@mit website through Thursday, Jan. 24. The program is free and open to the entire MIT community. January 15, 2013

It's not too late to protect yourself against flu

If you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, it's not too late. MIT Medical is still giving flu shots, and there is plenty of vaccine in stock. January 10, 2013

MIT Medical marks World Diabetes Day with community outreach

On Wednesday, November 14, a team of MIT Medical clinicians marked World Diabetes Day by helping members of the MIT community learn more about diabetes. December 4, 2012

MIT Medical sets new single-day record for flu shots

At its first campus-wide flu vaccination clinic of the year, clinical staff from MIT Medical administered more than 3,000 flu shots in six hours—a new one-day record for MIT. October 10, 2012

MIT responds to threat of mosquito-borne illnesses

This summer's West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak in Massachusetts has been the most widespread since 2000, and there also have been several human cases of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in the state. September 28, 2012

Referral system at MIT Medical 'closes loop' in follow-up care

An idea by an MIT Medical OB/GYN nurse coordinator led to a departmental referral system that improves communication among clinicians, outside specialists, and patients. June 29, 2012

New law on needle disposal goes in effect July 1, 2012

On July 1, a Massachusetts law goes into effect banning the disposal of medical sharps in household waste. June 28, 2012

Pomp, circumstance, and some IV fluids

When the Class of 2012 graduated from MIT on June 8, MIT Medical was on the front lines. June 20, 2012

MIT Medical celebrates opening of newly renovated clinical laboratory

The average patient wouldn’t have noticed much out of the ordinary during a visit to the MIT Medical lab last year. But behind the scenes, things were anything but routine. June 8, 2012

Mindfulness pioneer addresses MIT Medical clinicians

On May 17, MIT alumnus Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. ‘71 led a continuing medical education session for more than 70 MIT Medical clinicians on the topic of “Mindfulness in Medicine: Applications for Personal Self Care, Reducing Burnout and Improving Patient Care.” April 20, 2012

Dispose of prescription drugs safely on April 28, 2012

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2012, working with state and local agencies to provide convenient collection sites in communities across the country. April 20, 2012

Project Unbreakable comes to MIT

The young woman in the photo holds a piece of paper that reads, “If you tell anyone, I’ll kill you.” The writing is small and neat, in black ink, and the speaker of those words is identified as “my father.” April 20, 2012

MIT Medical team works campus-wide to prevent violence

Sexual assault. Stalking. Domestic violence. They happen even in the MIT community, says Kate McCarthy, who directs the efforts of MIT Medical’s Violence Prevention and Response team. April 10, 2012

With MIT Choice, you can switch to an MIT Medical PCP any time!

Remember when you had to wait for Open Enrollment to make any health care changes? February 3, 2012

getfit@mit 2012: We’re off and walking!

Guided walks through the network of underground tunnels beneath the MIT campus have long been a favorite among campus participants, who enjoy a dedicated 45 minutes of exercise time. February 3, 2012

Get ready, get set, get fit!

It’s time again for getfit@mit! During this year’s 12-week fitness challenge, which begins on January 30, teams can log their exercise minutes online and work toward steadily increasing weekly exercise goals. January 9, 2012

Should auld resolutions be forgot?

As you’ve probably learned from past experience, it’s relatively easy to make New Year’s resolutions but a lot harder to keep them. Maybe that’s why most of us end up making—and breaking—the same resolutions year after year. January 9, 2012

Flu shots still available at MIT Medical

Although no additional community-wide, walk-in clinics are planned, MIT community members can still get a flu vaccination at MIT Medical by calling 617-253-4865. October 31, 2011

Dispose of prescription drugs safely on October 29

The U.S. DEA has designated Saturday, October 29, 2011, as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Find a collection site near you. October 27, 2011

MIT Medical sets single-day record for flu shots

Almost 3,000 MIT community members get vaccinated at Sept. 30 clinic. October 7, 2011

Second fall diabetes education session on Oct. 18

Second of two parts on carb counting will give participants tips on measuring carbohydrates and reading food labels. October 7, 2011

Diabetes education session on Sept. 20

First of two parts on carb counting asks "What is a carbohydrate?" and "How much do you need?" September 20, 2011

Campus visitors go the extra mile

High school student Michael Lu wins an iPad by recording almost 12 miles of walking on his free MIT Medical pedometer during MIT's open house. June 2, 2011

Aging drivers need to plan ahead, experts say

MIT Medical's William Kettyle, M.D., moderates a panel on "Driving Successfully: Giving Up the Keys?" April 22, 2011

Dispose of prescription drugs safely on April 30

State and local agencies will provide convenient collection sites in communities across the country. April 15, 2011

MIT Medical to offer pedometers and more at campus open house

Walkers at MIT's Under the Dome event on April 30 could win an iPad. April 15, 2011

It's CPW!

Learn more about MIT Medical at Campus Preview Weekend. April 7, 2011

MIT Medical showcases resources for employees

Several areas of MIT Medical will be on hand at an April 13 event sponsored by Human Resources. April 7, 2011

‘Cyberbullying’ is a growing problem with evolving counter-measures

Speakers talked about ways to recognize and prevent physical and online bullying at a Diversity Dinner sponsored by MIT Medical. April 7, 2011

Balancing act

MIT Medical nutritionist says new dietary guidelines put “more emphasis than ever” on balancing calorie intake and physical activity. March 7, 2011

Women: Check your heart health!

This risk calculator, based on one developed by the Framingham Heart Study and validated for use in women, will give you your “heart age” and will estimate your risk.

Nurse care managers reach out to MIT Medical patients

The new Community Care Center is involved in almost every aspect of patient care. February 4, 2011

New rules on FSA reimbursements for some medications

Flexible spending account policies are affected by health care reform starting in 2011. January 25, 2011

Urgent Care transition goes well

The new system for taking care of patients during the overnight hours is going smoothly, says medical director William M. Kettyle, M.D. January 20, 2011

Get ready for getfit 2011!

Registration for MIT's annual 12-week fitness challenge is now open. January 10, 2011

Nominate an MIT Medical employee for outstanding patient service

Have you received excellent service from someone at MIT Medical? Help us recognize our employees who provide truly outstanding service with a “Patient Choice Award” nomination. January 10, 2011

Should auld resolutions be forgot?

If you want to lose weight, stop smoking, or get fit, MIT Medical can help. January 3, 2011

MIT Medical to be closed Dec. 23-24 and Dec. 30-31, 2010

MIT Medical will be closed Dec. 23–24 and Dec. 30–31 due to the Institute's Special Holiday Closings. December 16, 2010

Employee health plan members: Copays to be required for more services at MIT Medical

Patients enrolled in an MIT employee health plan must make a $10 copayment for most visits, including Primary Care and Pediatrics, though checkups and well-child visits are excluded. December 7, 2010

MIT Medical providers to speak at World AIDS Day Movie Night

Two providers from MIT Medical will be on hand December 1 to discuss the past, present, and future of the global AIDS crisis. November 23, 2010

Transitions in motion for late-night urgent care, Community Care Center

Some questions and answers about changes in Urgent Care and the former Inpatient Unit. November 8, 2010

MIT Medical promotes employee mammograms

Women age 40-70 who have any MIT-sponsored health insurance can get mammograms with no copay and no referral. October 22, 2010

Flu shots on campus at an all-time high

MIT Medical has given almost 2,800 vaccinations at two campus clinics. October 13, 2010

Don't put it off any longer—get your mammogram at MIT Medical

Mammograms are available for women age 40-70. All MIT employee health plans are accepted, no referrals are necessary, and there is never a copay. October 7, 2010

Health plan changes mean more flexibility for employees and families

Changes to MIT employee health insurance offerings in 2011 will make it easier to get primary care at MIT Medical, even if family members choose doctors outside MIT. October 6, 2010

Diabetes session offers tips on blood glucose monitoring

If you have diabetes, how and when should you keep track of your blood glucose levels? MIT Medical experts give some answers. September 27, 2010

Community Wellness launch includes bike raffle

Community Wellness at MIT Medical (formerly the Center for Health Promotion and Wellness) is showcasing its expanded services and revamped website. September 8, 2010

Flu vaccination clinics scheduled

MIT community members can get free flu shots starting September 28. September 1, 2010

Diabetes care management classes offered at MIT Medical

A series of free educational sessions begins September 15. August 13, 2010

Chat transcripts between MIT Medical staff and MIT parents now available

Read transcripts from July 14 and July 19 chats about MIT Medical care and insurance. July 30, 2010

MIT Medical takes the breakfast challenge

Dozens of staff in MIT Medical used a seven-day Breakfast Challenge to learn about the benefits of a healthy breakfast and how to make it happen every day. July 2, 2010

Some MIT Medical services now available to all employees

As of July 1, some of MIT Medical's services, including routine mammograms, eye exams and physician-ordered lab tests, are open to all employees and dependents enrolled in any of MIT's health insurance plans. July 2, 2010

Parents: Ask your MIT health questions now!

If you’re like most parents of MIT students, you have lots of questions about student life at MIT, including questions about how your child can access medical or mental health care and how that care is covered. Now is the chance to get some answers during two live, online chats. July 1, 2010

'Undersleeping' a factor in many medical problems, experts say

It’s common knowledge that college students suffer periodic sleep deprivation, but a panel of sleep experts said this week that sleep problems are common in all age groups and are linked to many medical ailments. June 4, 2010

Graduating students: arrange for new health insurance

If you’re graduating from MIT this spring, you and your dependents will no longer have MIT Health Plan coverage after August 31, so you need to arrange for other insurance coverage and health care providers. June 2, 2010

Online chats address questions about community care proposal

In a pair of online chats, MIT Medical clinicians and staff responded to patients’ questions and concerns surrounding late-night urgent care and other issues surrounding the community care proposal. May 12, 2010

Transcript from May 5 online chat on community care proposal

Transcript of an online chat held May 5, 2010, about MIT Medical’s proposed community care model. May 7, 2010

Transcript from May 4 online chat on community care proposal

Transcript of an online chat held May 4, 2010, about MIT Medical’s proposed community care model. May 7, 2010

Learn about successful sleeping on May 11

Find out the answers to your sleep questions at “Sleeping Successfully” on Tuesday, May 11 in Wong Auditorium.
May 7, 2010

MIT Medical will close between noon and 2:00 p.m. on May 7

MIT Medical, including the Pharmacy, will be closed on Friday, May 7, 2010, between noon and 2 p.m., so staff members can attend the department's annual Rewards & Recognition lunch.
April 30, 2010

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Learn more about how to prevent sexual assault and support survivors through a variety of activities during MIT's Sexual Assault Awareness Week from April 26-30, 2010.
April 26, 2010

Join an online chat about community care proposal

MIT Medical clinicians and administrators will answer questions during live chats on May 4 and May 5.
April 23, 2010

Dialogue continues on MIT Medical's community care proposal

Care providers and administrators in MIT Medical have been listening and responding to feedback from members of the MIT community.
March 26, 2010

More questions and answers about MIT Medical's Community Care Center

Answers to some questions sent to MIT Medical after the announced proposal for a new Community Care Center.
March 10, 2010

Data support MIT Medical's proposed community care model

Concurrent with national changes in how health care is provided, overnight use of our Inpatient Unit has declined dramatically.
March 4, 2010

MIT Medical proposes community care model

MIT Medical is proposing the establishment of a new Community Care Center that will lead to significant improvements in patient care by better utilizing our health care resources.
March 3, 2010

Frequently asked questions about MIT Medical's Community Care Center

Questions and answers detailing various aspects of the MIT Medical Department’s proposed development of a Community Care Center and consequent closing of the overnight Inpatient Unit.
March 3, 2010

Pediatrics assistant wins Patient Choice Award

Phyllis Jordan-Gill of Pediatrics wins MIT Medical's first annual ComMITment to Care Patient Choice Award..
March 1, 2010

Three MIT Medical physicians featured on list of “Boston's Top Doctors”

Drs. Chana Wasserman, Michael Shortsleeve and Randall Zusman made Boston Magazine's list.
January 11, 2010

Get ready to quit smoking at Jan. 20 workshop

Want to quit smoking but not sure how? Get started in “Quit Smoking 101,” a free, hour-long workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
January 8, 2010

Copays begin in specialty areas for Health Plan members

MIT Medical has begun charging copayments of $10 to employees and family members enrolled in the MIT Traditional and Flexible Health Plans for visits to many clinical specialty areas as of January 1.
January 7, 2010

Nominate an MIT Medical employee for outstanding patient service

Have you received excellent service from an MIT Medical employee? We'd like you to help us recognize those employees who provide truly outstanding service to patients by submitting your nominations for the new "ComMITment to Care Patient Choice" award.
January 6, 2010

Resolved: To keep those resolutions!

As you've probably learned from past experience, it's relatively easy to make New Year's resolutions but a lot harder to keep them. But this year can be different, and MIT Medical can help.
January 4, 2010

MIT not affected by pediatric H1N1 vaccine recall

MIT Medical did not receive or administer any of the pediatric H1N1 vaccine recalled by its manufacturer due to a drop in its potency below a pre-specified limit.
December 17, 2009

How do you handle holiday food if you have diabetes?

MIT Medical's nutritionist and diabetes educator led a session on handling holiday food challenges for those with diabetes.
December 17, 2009

H1N1 walk-in clinic to be held at MIT on Dec. 16

MIT Medical will host a walk-in clinic this Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Stratton Student Center (Mezzanine; 3rd floor) to administer H1N1 vaccinations.
December 14, 2009

HIV tests done at Know Your Status Day

Dozens of participants got free, confidential HIV testing at MIT's first Know Your Status Day.
December 7, 2009

MIT Medical expands services for employees

MIT Medical will offer some of its services to all MIT employees with insurance through MIT, even if they are not MIT Health Plan members. Read more
November 30, 2009

Electronic health records are old hat for MIT Medical

Even after 10 years of using an electronic health record system, MIT Medical is still more advanced than 80 percent of its peers. Read more
November 23, 2009

Nearly 2,000 H1N1 shots given by MIT Medical so far

MIT Medical has administered almost 2,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine during two clinics this month—and more are in the works. Read more
November 20, 2009

MIT Medical/Lexington celebrates 10th anniversary

More than 100 Lincoln Laboratory staff members tested their strength and mobility, munched on cake and fruit, and learned about health and fitness at MIT Medical/Lexington’s 10th anniversary celebration on Nov. 4. Read more
November 20, 2009

Pharmacy benefit expanded for students and affiliates

Members of the MIT Student or Affiliate Extended Insurance Plans can now use their new Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) ID cards to fill prescriptions at most retail pharmacies with just a $25 co-payment-and no paperwork. Read more
October 27, 2009

Student and affiliates: Get your new Blue Cross card

If you are a student enrolled in the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan or a member of the MIT Affiliated Extended Insurance Plan and haven’t received your new insurance card in the mail, please stop by the MIT Health Plans office in Room E23-308. Read more
October 27, 2009

MIT Medical now limiting seasonal flu vaccinations to high-risk patients

Due to a statewide shortage of seasonal flu vaccine, MIT Medical has begun limiting seasonal flu vaccines to MIT Health Plan members and students who are at high risk for complications from flu. A student-only seasonal flu clinic will be held as planned on October 15 using doses reserved for that purpose. Read more
October 7, 2009, updated October 9, 2009

Banding together to learn about exercising with diabetes

About a dozen MIT community members banded together (so to speak) to learn about exercising with diabetes as part of MIT Medical’s Diabetes Care Management Program. Participants learned the benefits and challenges of exercising with diabetes and practiced using rubberized resistance bands. Read more
October 1, 2009

MIT copes with delivery delays for seasonal flu vaccine

Statewide delivery delays for seasonal flu vaccine mean some MIT Medical patients will have to wait a little longer to be vaccinated against seasonal influenza, says Kristine Ruzycki, MIT Medical’s chief of nursing services. Read more
September 29, 2009

Seasonal flu vaccine clinics on campus

MIT Medical is taking appointments for seasonal flu vaccination clinics that will be held every weekday at MIT Medical starting Monday, Sept. 28 and running through the month of October. Read more
September 21, 2009

View transcript of WBUR online flu forum

Wondering how influenza is affecting other colleges in the area? Read the transcript of the online Friday Flu Forum hosted by and featuring David Diamond, M.D., associate medical director at MIT Medical. Read more
September 21, 2009

My roommate has the flu. What do I do now?

With the reemergence of H1N1 influenza (“swine flu”) in the MIT community this fall, an increasing number of undergraduates will be faced with a roommate who is ill. Since illnesses can spread quickly in high-density areas such as dorms and other living groups, it’s especially important for residents to take special precautions to prevent the spread of flu. Read more
September 17, 2009

What MIT is doing about H1N1—and what you can do

A message from the medical director at MIT Medical. Read more
September 11, 2009

Flu vaccines are on the way

Vaccinations against seasonal flu will be given out by MIT Medical starting in late September, but H1N1 vaccine will not be available from the federal government until November at the earliest. Read more
September 4, 2009

Get motivated for a healthier fall with free workshops

Are you feeling stressed? Do you wish you could help yourself to start exercising, stop overeating, or control chronic pain? Try one of the new workshops offered by the Center for Health Promotion and Wellness (CHPW) at MIT Medical. Read more
September 3, 2009

The H1N1 Influenza Virus: A message from the MIT Division of Student Life for students and parents

Summary of some of the steps MIT is taking to ensure that students receive the care and information they will need in the event of illness as well as advice on how to reduce the chances of contracting or spreading the seasonal flu or H1N1 virus. Read more
August 31, 2009

H1N1 influenza (”swine flu“) FAQ from MIT Medical

Frequently asked questions about H1N1 influenza for the MIT community. Read more
Updated August 21, 2009

Parents: Ask your MIT health questions now!

The MIT Parents Association is offering two live, online chats where parents can ask questions of MIT Medical clinicians and representatives of the MIT Health Plans. Read more
August 7, 2009

MIT Medical makes changes to Patient Online for adolescent access

On July 1, 2009, MIT Medical deactivated all Patient Online accounts for patients between the ages of 14 and 17 to ensure their right to patient privacy. Read more
July 2, 2009

Summer update on flu-like illnesses from MIT Medical

While a report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported that the number of individuals seeking medical attention for influenza-like illness has decreased, the state continues to experience levels of flu-like illness well above what is normally seen at this time of year. Read more
July 1, 2009

Nurse practitioner shares award for tackling childhood obesity

As rewarding as sharing an award for a poster presentation on a research project on childhood obesity was the significant success nurse practitioner Pat Bartels and her colleagues had in tackling the problem among MIT pediatric patients. Read more
June 24, 2009

MIT program to combat sexual violence marks first anniversary

MIT’s Program for Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) just marked its first birthday, and it has already helped numerous survivors of sexual assault. Read more
June 19, 2009

All quiet on medical front at MIT Commencement

There wasn’t a whole lot to do at Commencement this year—and that’s just the way they like it in the first aid tent. MIT Medical staff including two doctors, a nurse, a paramedic and nine student EMTs were ready in case any of the approximately 10,000 people on Killian Court had a medical problem. Read more
June 10, 2009

Panelists shed light on drug pricing, marketing

When it comes to brand-name medications, newer products are not always better, and lifestyle changes are sometimes more effective than anything on the market, said panelists at an MIT event called “’Ask Your Doctor’... Medications, Marketing and Safety.” Read more
June 4, 2009

Summer changes for Urgent Care and Inpatient Unit

From June 19 to August 17, MIT Medical’s Urgent Care Service in Building E23 will be closed during the late-night hours of 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., though care will continue around the clock. Read more
May 29, 2009

MIT helps smokers quit

“Quitting smoking is easy -- I've done it hundreds of times,” said a rueful Mark Twain. Like many would-be ex-smokers, he had trouble “staying quit,” but MIT Medical is helping smokers stop for good with a program that's free for anyone in the MIT community. Read more
May 13, 2009 (MIT Tech Talk)

Top "losers" cite team structure as key to weight loss success

Judy McCormack of Lincoln Laboratory got 20 percent off. Well, not quite; 18.9 percent to be exact. But it wasn't money she saved—it was weight she lost. Read more
May 7, 2009

Confirmed H1N1 flu patient fully recovered

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) reported today that a previously reported MIT Medical patient with probable H1N1 influenza ("swine flu") did have this type of flu. Read more
May 5, 2009; updated May 7

May 14 panel looks at marketing and safety of prescription medications

Physician panelists at “Ask Your Doctor”... Medications, Marketing and Safety on May 14 will share their experiences as they tackle a common patient question: is there something newer and better I should be taking? Read more
May 5, 2009

Two “probable” H1N1 influenza cases not seen as health risk to MIT community

Today the Massachusetts Department of Public Health informed MIT Medical that two patients seen at its campus facility in the last week were being classified as “probable cases” of H1N1 influenza. “We believe that neither of these cases poses a health threat to the MIT community,” emphasized Associate Medical Director David Diamond, M.D. Read more
May 1, 2009; updated May 5

MIT conference helps raise awareness of eating disorders

Attendees and participants in the third annual College Eating Disorders Conference hosted by MIT Medical lauded the event for effectively raising awareness of eating disorders and helping those who treat them. Read more
May 1, 2009

getfit@mit wraps up another season

The team and individual winners for getfit@mit 2009 have been announced, but so have “losers”...

May 1, 2009

MIT's preparations for H1N1 influenza ("swine flu")

A letter to the MIT community from Kirk D. Kolenbrander, Vice President for Institute Affairs and Secretary of the Corporation. Read more
April 30, 2009

H1N1 influenza (“swine flu”) update

Information about H1N1 influenza from MIT Medical. Read more
Updated May 1, 2009

SH1N1 influenza (“swine flu”) FAQ

Frequently asked questions about H1N1 influenza for the MIT community. Read more
April 28, 2009; updated May 7

Breathe! Move! Download and post colorful flyers on how to reduce stress

Download, print, and hang up these wellness posters in your department, lab, or center to help people learn new ways to alleviate stress. Read more
April 2009

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Numerous events on campus from April 5-10 raise awareness and teach prevention. Read more
April 6, 2009

No current gastroenteritis outbreak at MIT

Active surveillance for norovirus continues at MIT in the wake of the Babson College outbreak, though no cases have been reported at the Institute. Read more
March 30, 2009

Patient Online to be upgraded

Patient Online, MIT Medical's secure online appointment and patient communication system, will be out of service for a day-long upgrade starting on the night of March 27. Read more
March 20, 2009

Info session on diabetes and heart disease

If you're diabetic, have you ever wondered about heart disease and your ABCs (A1c testing, blood pressure, and cholesterol)? A March 24 lunchtime discussion is your chance to learn more. Read more
March 18, 2009

Budget cuts will have minimal impact on patient services

MIT Medical has made several changes to reduce spending, designed to have minimal impact on the majority of MIT Medical's patients. Read more
Feb. 19, 2009

Team wins MIT Excellence Award

MIT Medical's Diversity Steering Committee has won an MIT Excellence Award for fostering diversity and inclusion. Read more
Feb. 11, 2009

Changes in drug coverage at MIT Pharmacy

The MIT Pharmacy and the MIT Health Plans have announced changes in coverage for several prescription drugs. Read more
Feb. 6, 2009

Reduce stress during MIT Mind-Body Month

Stress management and relaxation specialists will lead free on-site workshops this winter to help faculty and staff cope with stress. Read more
Jan. 26, 2009

Events explore speed dating and safer sex know-how

Ever wanted to do speed dating at MIT? And how much do you really know about safer sex? Find out more at a pair of new IAP offerings on January 14 and 30. Read more
Jan. 9, 2009

MIT Medical is all a-Twitter

MIT Medical is now Twittering, disseminating news, events, and health information in mini-posts on the popular Twitter "micro-blog." Read more
Jan. 8, 2009

Get ready to getfit@mit!

Did you resolve to get into better shape in 2009? If so, you’re in luck, because registration for the fifth annual getfit@mit team fitness challenge is now open. Read more
Jan. 8, 2009

New year, new you

As you’ve probably learned from past experience, it’s relatively easy to make New Year’s resolutions but a lot harder to keep them. Maybe that’s why most of us end up making—and breaking—the same resolutions year after year. But this year can be different, and MIT Medical can help. Read more
Jan. 7, 2009

Eat smart during the holidays

It happens by the middle of January every year, says MIT Medical nutritionist Anna Jasonides, R.D.—people go into the holiday season “determined not to overeat. But despite good intentions, they overdid it, gained weight, and ended up with feelings of guilt and remorse.” Read more
Dec. 17, 2008

Send us your budget ideas

Because of the recession, every department in MIT is facing budget cuts, and MIT Medical is no exception. We've created a comment form where you may share your thoughts on this subject. Read more
Dec. 16, 2008

MIT Medical to close 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17

MIT Medical will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, from 4-6 p.m. Read more
Dec. 15, 2008

Deadline to waive student insurance is Feb. 28

Students are automatically billed for the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan at the start of each semester. If you are a student, you may waive this coverage if you have other insurance that meets state and federal requirements. Read more
Dec. 10, 2008

Ask the Sexpert!

Got a question about sex or sexuality? MIT Medical now has its own online sex-advice column, “Sexpertise,” which answers questions sent anonymously via an online form or by email. Read more
Nov. 26, 2008

MIT observes World AIDS Day on Dec. 1

MIT offers opportunities for reflection and education on World AIDS Day—and even an episode of South Park. Read more
Nov. 24, 2008

Stamping out cigarettes—the MIT way

With the help of a Diet Coke/Mentos geyser and a miniature anvil, among other items, "The Wile E. Coyotes" took first place in MIT Medical's "Kick Butt" design competition on Nov. 20. Read more
November 2008

Employee Open Enrollment—what’s new for 2009?

The annual MIT Open Enrollment period for employees begins on November 10, 2008. You’ll have until 4 p.m. on November 21, 2008 to make changes to your MIT benefits that will take effect on January 1, 2009. Read more
November 2008

"Kick Butt" contest on Nov. 20

Two student teams—the Wile E. Coyotes and Cig-ARRETE—will face off at high noon on November 20 in the E23/E25 atrium in a showdown to determine the best cigarette-extinguishing apparatus in this year's MIT observance of the Great American Smokeout. Read more
November 2008

Build a cigarette-extinguishing device—win $750!

To mark this year's Great American Smokeout on November 20, MIT Medical is sponsoring a "Kick Butt" design contest. The goal is for teams of two to six people to build a deliberately over-engineered mechanical apparatus that will perform the simple task of extinguishing a cigarette in an extremely indirect and convoluted fashion. The winning team gets $750. See the contest web page for detailed rules and an online registration form.
October 2008

Welcome to our new web site!

Our redesigned web site features clearer navigation, patient-specific guides and a searchable directory where you can find clinicians, services and health topics in one place. Read more
September 2008

Flu vaccine clinics this fall

Flu vaccinations for adults and children will be offered this fall at MIT Medical in Cambridge and Lexington. Read more
September 2008

Sept. 30 deadline to waive student insurance

Students are automatically billed for the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan at the start of each semester. You may waive this coverage if you have other insurance that meets state and federal requirements. Read more
September 2008

MIT Medical will close between noon and 2:00 p.m. on June 18, 2008

MIT Medical will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2008, between noon and 2 p.m., so staff members can attend the department's annual Rewards & Recognition lunch. Read more
June 2008

It's Health Information Privacy and Security Week

At MIT Medical, confidentiality and patient privacy are an important part of who we are and how we work. Beginning April 13, MIT Medical will recognize Health Information Security and Privacy Week. Read more
April 2008

What you need to know about MRSA

Recent news stories have highlighted the Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) situation in various sectors of the USA. MIT Medical offers resources for learning about this disease. Read more
Winter 2008

Two great organizations are joining forces, resources and purposes

MIT spouses&partners (formerly the MIT Wives Group) is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the MIT community. In looking for fresh ways to serve the community, MIT spouses&partners has joined forces with the Center for Health Promotion and Wellness at MIT Medical. Read more
Winter 2008

Menopause IAP Series

MIT Medical is pleased to sponsor a series of educational presentations on menopause during IAP. Read more
January 2008

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