Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: How to take care of your skin in winter
It’s not just about snagging heavier moisturizer. Here’s how vitamin D + adequate hydration make a massive difference in our winter skin + overall health. Plus, how to tell dry winter skin from rosacea. (Dr. B can help!)
Jacqueline RaposoFeb 2, 2023
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: What is the best diet for 2023?
Short answer—the one that’s not a diet! Here are the worst + best diets ranked for 2023. Plus, new findings about the health content of cheese (!) and fascinating findings on how the microbiome affects weight. Plus, Covid-19 news to know.
Jacqueline RaposoJan 27, 2023
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Telehealth services are leveling up!
After peaking in the first year of the pandemic, telehealth services are seeing steady growth. Dr. B is proud to contribute to the accessible healthcare field. So here’s the latest on our new services, telehealth trends, a digital healthcare debate and vital Covid-19 news to know.
Jacqueline RaposoJan 20, 2023
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: The health effects of quitting alcohol
Quitting alcohol can deliver health benefits for our brain, body and social ties—even if we only go dry for a few weeks. So let’s dig into the latest facts + science around alcohol health risks + the long-term benefits of a Dry January. Plus, Covid-19 news around the contagious subvariant, antivirals and long Covid risks.
Jacqueline RaposoJan 12, 2023
Covid-19 variant XBB.1.5 news to know in January 2023
The new highly transmissible Covid-19 variant XBB.1.5 is shaking up 2023 infection rates. Here’s the latest news on XBB.1.5 symptoms, vaccine evasion and antiviral medication efficacy.
Jacqueline RaposoJan 11, 2023
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Lean to the light!
In the quest for healthy balance, let’s start the new year by digging into the truth about seasonal suicide rates. Plus, what we know about humor and the brain. And how to avoid accidental medication overdose at any age.
Jacqueline RaposoJan 5, 2023
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: New Year—same you!
Not all New Year’s resolutions are physically or mentally healthy. To set you up for a joyful + energetic 2023, here’s how to change up your habits while saving energy + cash along the way.
Jacqueline RaposoDec 29, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Sick + bothered?
What happens when you get two viruses at the same time? With the tripledemic infecting holiday fun, here’s what to know about compounded Covid-19, RSV and flu risks. Plus, a roundup of inspiration to inspire your holiday table, mental health and more.
Jacqueline RaposoDec 22, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Swipe Right
Healthcare issues have transformed how we date and have sex. So let's review the latest in how technology is helping us date safer and access sexual health services faster. Plus, what to do about the winter virus surge.
Jacqueline RaposoDec 16, 2022
So you have Covid-19. What are your treatment options?
If you or someone you love is at high risk for severe illness and has a Covid-19 infection, what is the best medicine? And how can you get it?
Jacqueline RaposoDec 15, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: 'Tis the season... to buy stuff
Can seasonal spending be bad for our health? Whether you’re deep into gift giving or debating whether a fake or fresh tree is healthier, here’s the latest healthcare news to help calm + motivate the Scroogiest among us!
Jacqueline RaposoDec 9, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: At-home healthcare options make testing + treatment cozier than ever
The pandemic highlighted the importance of at-home healthcare options. As the industry shifts once again, let's look at our currently available options—and ponder those on the horizon.
Jacqueline RaposoDec 2, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Thankful + thoughtful!
With the holidays ramping up this week, this abbreviated newsletter shares the latest Covid-19 news to know. Plus, resources to help you and your loved ones navigate the hectic season ahead.
Jacqueline RaposoNov 23, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Your guide to healthy holidays!
Do you find the holidays both joyful and exhausting? Our healthy holiday guide is here for you! We’ve got tips on how to create a wallet-friendly feast, a plan to protect your mental health during the holidays and Covid-19 precautions for the 2022 holiday season.
Jacqueline RaposoNov 18, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Honoring Veteran Health
Our service members face unique healthcare challenges after putting their bodies on the frontline. So let’s go over the latest healthcare scenarios our active service members and veterans face today. Plus, how we can help them receive the best care possible.
Jacqueline RaposoNov 10, 2022
The battle (for veteran healthcare) continues
Veteran combat physician Dr. Sudip Bose is passionate about improving veteran healthcare. And what he learned on the battlefield inspired him to pay it forward in straightforward, surprising ways. Here’s what to take away from his experience. And how to help.
Dr. Sudip BoseNov 7, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: We need to talk about anorexia
The message that "thin is in again” encourages our long history of body shaming. So let’s go over the latest healthcare news about anorexia in people with larger bodies, “holy anorexia” and “drunkorexia” — where we don’t eat to save calories for drinking.
Jacqueline RaposoNov 4, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: When bodies are scary
Around Halloween, urban legends about lethal Halloween candy make their way to the media. An even scarier scenario? Living with an undiagnosed illness. Then there are those weird historical medical treatments we're lucky no longer exist. Creeped out but curious? Have a read.
Jacqueline RaposoOct 28, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: The future of mental health(care)
How can taking a mental health day benefit more than just your spirit? And what resources help those with mental illnesses thrive? Here's what to know, now!
Jacqueline RaposoOct 21, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Why + how to nurture the friend zone
Studies show that strong relationships can benefit our brain and body. So what’s the latest news + how can we easily and effectively strengthen those social bonds? Let’s explore.
Jacqueline RaposoOct 14, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: How to transition your body for cooler weather
Every season affects our body differently. Here’s how to exercise safely, sleep better, and find joy during the dark, cold months.
Jacqueline RaposoOct 7, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: How to protect your heart
For World Heart Day, we cover how women (in particular) can assess heart risk. Then fold in some simple heart-healthy habits + a delicious way to start the day.
Jacqueline RaposoSep 29, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Life with Polio
Here's what you need to know about polio's return to the spotlight. Plus, recipes for a good life from post-polio survivor and chef Ina Pinkney.
Jacqueline RaposoSep 23, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Is gluten bad (or good) for you?
What exactly is gluten and how can we assess its place in our health? We dig into diet trends, studies + healthy grains that are safe and delicious for all!
Jacqueline RaposoSep 16, 2022
What to know about the new bivalent Covid-19 boosters
With the Covid-19 Health Emergency coming to a (likely) close in the coming months, how should you decide when to get the new bivalent boosters? And what about their creation is vital to know? We break down all the details.
Jacqueline RaposoSep 13, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: How every body can celebrate Yoga Awareness Month
Learn about yoga health + history, find an online class that’s right for your body and stock up on inclusive gear.
Jacqueline RaposoSep 9, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: The importance of work-life balance
Is "quiet quitting" the new approach to work-life balance? Let's explore the history, activities and tips that encourage healthier workspaces.
Jacqueline RaposoSep 2, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: At-home Covid care for everyone!
Dr. B now offers online doctor consultations for Covid-19 antivirals. So we're sharing insights gained, how you can access the service and health equity influencers offering continued guidance.
Jacqueline RaposoAug 26, 2022
Is quarantine over? What the new CDC guidelines actually mean
Dr. B reviews the new CDC recommendations so you can both enjoy social spaces and keep those in your communities safe.
Jacqueline RaposoAug 22, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Healthy tools for rest + relaxation
Setting aside time for relaxation is always a good thing. So let’s go through a few easeful and joyful activities that restore our bodies and spirits.
Jacqueline RaposoAug 19, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: All about monkeypox
OK, the good-ish news? Monkeypox is neither as contagious nor as deadly as Covid-19. And we have vaccines + treatment options that target it. But there are plenty of reasons to be informed and stay alert.
Jacqueline RaposoAug 9, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: How to stay healthfully hydrated!
Why is water important and when should you reach for drinks with electrolytes? It's got a lot to do with salt!
Jacqueline RaposoAug 5, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Tis' the sea-sun to update skincare routines!
It’s always smart to show summer skin extra TLC. So we’ve got a history of tanning trends, Dr. B pro tips, and the 411 on UVF clothing.
Jacqueline RaposoJul 29, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: "Disabled" is not a dirty word!
July is Disability Pride Month. Let's celebrate with a disability history lesson + tips on how to be an ally to disabled people.
Jacqueline RaposoJul 22, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: Camping + stargazing + bird watching — oh my!
Most of us have been told "nature heals." Science backs this up! Here are a few reasons why you should get offline + outdoors. Plus, the 411 on effective mosquito repellants + how to make healthier (but still indulgent) s'mores!
Jacqueline RaposoJul 15, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: All bodies are beach bodies!
What is body shame and how does it affect us (especially) during swim suit season? Let's talk through the history + neurology of body shame. Then follow a few inspirational body-positive influencers.
Jacqueline RaposoJul 8, 2022
Dr. B's Weekly Roundup: The sound and fury of fireworks
How does the boom of fireworks affect those with sound sensitivities (and pets)? We share health resources, disability aids and more to keep you and your loved ones calm as fireworks fly.
Jacqueline RaposoJul 1, 2022
Do you live in a 'Paxlovid desert'?
According to the data, Paxlovid deserts are largely in rural areas—a sign of a deeper divide in healthcare. In urban centers, Paxlovid is accessible in a variety of settings, including hospitals, pharmacies, urgent care centers, and other clinics. But rural areas are more likely to lack this infrastructure, falling under the category of “medical deserts” or regions without adequate access to healthcare.
Dr. Sudip BoseJun 21, 2022
Letter from the CEO: Dr. B in 2022
We’ve come a long way since Dr. B first launched at the height of the Covid-19 crisis last year. When vaccines were first released, many shots went to waste due to last-minute appointment cancellations and fluctuating supply. We set out to build a solution and ultimately offered vaccines to over one million people across 37 states in partnership with 700+ providers.
Cyrus MassoumiJun 6, 2022
Paxlovid for Covid-19: The Basics
Though case counts and hospitalization rates have subsided, Covid-19 is still very much with us—even after these grueling last two years. The good news is that the FDA has issued emergency use authorization for several at-home antiviral treatments, including Paxlovid, which has proven to be very effective at preventing hospitalization or death in high-risk patients.
Jake BissaroJun 6, 2022
How to talk to your friends and family about getting vaccinated
The pandemic has been hard on everyone. In addition to upending our routines, isolating us from each other, and making us fear for our wellbeing, it also introduced a host of new anxieties, including concerns about the efficacy of the vaccine.
Clara BensenAug 6, 2021
Our last mile vaccination playbook: hyperlocal trust building
While around half of the U.S. population is now fully vaccinated, spiking case numbers and the rise of the Delta variant are a stark reminder that the pandemic is not over yet.
Clara BensenJul 30, 2021
Prioritized queuing: what is it and does it work?
Allocating scarce medical resources requires hard choices. This winter, when the vaccine rollout was just beginning, public health officials had to decide who would be able to access shots first and how to vaccinate as much of the population as quickly as possible.
Dr. BJul 20, 2021
Supporting Community Efforts in Vaccination
Dr. B launched this winter as a COVID vaccine standby list to help providers connect extra doses with nearby patients efficiently and equitably.
Dr. BJul 12, 2021
Going the last mile in the US
You got your shot, now treat yourself!