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May 2013

Fenway: South End Receives Medical Home Certification

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We’re happy to share the news that Fenway: South End has officially been recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance! This recognition culminates the complex and challenging transformation process that began back in October 2010. This makes Fenway only the fourth practice in the city of Boston to achieve this recognition. The Patient Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that 
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Protect your eyes while enjoying summer sun

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Now that summer is nearly upon us there is a great need to protect the eyes from the Sun. We are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun on a daily basis whether it is sunny or cloudy, no matter what the season. UV radiation is invisible to the eye so we may not realize this. Sun damages your skin in multiple ways that may include burning, wrinkling, skin cancer, and premature aging. The sun can be just as harmful on the eyes. Too much unprotected sun exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause photokeratitis. This is similar to a 
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Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program responds to recent anti-LGBT hate crimes in New York

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There has been a spike in anti-LGBT hate crimes in New York City in recent weeks. You can read more about those attacks here and here (second link contains images of a survivor of anti-gay violence). In the wake of those incidents, Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program has issued the following statement: “On behalf of Fenway Health and the Violence Recovery Program I want to reach out to our counterparts at the New York City Anti-Violence Project and to the New York City LGBT community and allies to offer our support in the aftermath of the recent anti-LGBT hate crimes 
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Fenway Staff Honored by Boston University School of Public Health

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CarmenLeah Ascencio of Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program is the recipient of the 2013 John Snow, Inc. Award in International Health by her alma mater Boston University School of Public Health. She was honored in a ceremony at Boston University last Friday, May 17. According to Jonathon Simon, Director of the Center for Global Health & Development at BUSPH: This award is given every spring to a student who has fully completed all the requirements for a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in International Health within the previous twelve months. The faculty … select the recipient each 
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Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll

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NPR has an article on the small but consistent body of research that suggests same-sex marriage bans (and marriage equality) can affect the psychological well-being of LGBT people. The article also cites research done at Fenway: …in a study conducted in Massachusetts, that gay men experienced fewer stress-related disorders after that state permitted gay marriage. Read the article on NPR.org to learn more about this study and other research that suggests that marriage equality is also a matter of LGBT health. 
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