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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.