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Your Guide to Being Well and Staying Healthy
To provide you greater insight into your health, we are pleased to provide you free access to comprehensive, yet concise information on a variety of health conditions, diseases and injuries. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment, or with questions regarding a medical condition.
In addition to our own Health Library below, "on demand expertise" is also available from the world class doctors, and our clinical partners at Tufts Medical Center and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Click here to visit Tufts Medical Center's video and healthcast library, and click here for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's video library.
Symptom Checker
Have a symptom or a health care concern? Use this interactive body guide to explore the symptom topics that could help.

Symptom Checker and Care Guides will guide you through the decisions to make and steps to take so that you feel better fast.

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Health Tip of the Day

How to Read to Your Child

  • Look for books you both love: Ask friends, teachers or librarians; look for award-winning books; check book reviews; or have your children pick out their own books.

  • Point out objects in the pictures as you read; look for activity books that let the child participate; have your child help turn the pages.

  • Follow the words with your finger so your child develops a sense that the words go from left to right.

  • Read slowly.

  • Look for repetition or rhymes in the stories.