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Recent Media Coverage

Boston Medical Center news, features, and physicians in local and national media.

Helping Newborns Exposed to Opioids, One Hug at a Time
WFXT Fox 25, Feb. 17, 2017

“By just snuggling a baby, it can be a difference between a baby getting medication versus not,” said Dr. Elisha Wachman, referring to BMC's CALM Program. CALM which pairs volunteers with babies born exposed to opioids to cuddle them, which helps soothe withdrawal symptoms.

Another Big Health Insurer Loosens Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment
NPR, Feb. 15, 2017

Dr. Traci Green discusses BMC's Faster Paths program, an opioid urgent care center to give patients with substance use disorders rapid access to a full continuum of treatment services, as well as insurance issues patients have faced since the center's opening.

AG Healey, Massachusetts Medical Society Announce Resources for Health Care Providers to Discuss Gun Safety with Patients
Mass.gov, Feb. 13, 2017

Earlier this week, BMC President and CEO Kate Walsh welcomed MA Attorney General Maura Healey, MA House Speaker Robert DeLeo, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association to announce new resources available to health care providers who wish to take a more active approach to engaging their patients in discussions about gun safety.

Half of Youth Car Crash Deaths Involve Alcohol
MedPage Today, Feb. 13, 201
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Dr. Scott Hadland, pediatrician at BMC, and other researchers found that states with a stronger collection of alcohol policies, including alcohol taxes, alcohol availability and hours of sales, and age of driver licensing, the likelihood of young people dying in an alcohol-related crash was significantly lower.

Kalter: Docs Say Super Bowl Victory Leaves Fans Wanting More
Boston Herald, Feb. 7, 2017

With the stunning comeback victory by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, BMC's Dr. Alan Farwell, chief of endocrinology, diabetes and nutrition, weighed in on how that euphoric feeling of watching your team win can result in  physiological responses in our bodies. 

For more BMC media coverage, please click to see our Media Coverage Archive.

Recent Press Releases

Official press releases issued by Boston Medical Center.

Study Shows Strong Alcohol Policies Protect Against Drunk Driving Deaths Among Young People
Feb. 14, 2017

Daylight Savings Time Impacts Miscarriage Rates among Select IVF Patients, Study Finds
Feb. 8, 2017

Scientists Aim to Create the World’s Largest Sickle Cell Disease Stem Cell Library
Jan. 19, 2017

Former Patriots Player Jerod Mayo Joins Boston Medical Center Board of Trustees
Dec. 13, 2016

For more BMC press releases, please click to see our News Release Archive.

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