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Recent Media Coverage

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

Obesity Is a Disease That Needs to Be Taken Seriously
Medscape, Jan. 19, 2017

Director of BMC's Nutrition and Weight Management Center Dr. Caroline Apovian  joined Chuck Vega, clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California in Irvine, in a discussion on the rates of obesity, new antiobesity drugs, and other common treatments for obesity.

26 Markers in your Blood Tell How Well You’re Aging
Futurity, Jan. 16, 2017

"We can now detect and measure thousands of biomarkers from a small amount of blood, with the idea of eventually being able to predict who is at risk of a wide range of diseases—long before any clinical signs become apparent,” said Dr. Thomas Perls, director of the New England Centenarian Study at BMC.

Cops Help Addicts Get Treatment in Programs Facing Uncertain Future
Scientific American, Jan. 16, 2017

“We need to drastically increase availability to treatment, particularly outside of urban areas," said Dr. Davida Schiff, a pediatrician at BMC. Dr. Schiff and her colleagues studied the ANGEL program, which uses cops to steer addicts to treatment rather than jail, and found that 94.5 percent of the 376 individuals seeking help through the program were offered placement into a detox or treatment program. 

EXCLUSIVE: What Katie Couric Gets Right About The “Gender Revolution”
New Now Next, Jan. 13, 201

Dr. Joshua Safer, medical director of the Center for Transgender Surgery and Medicine at BMC, will be featured as an expert in National Geographic's Gender Revolution, a new television special airing on February 6. Gender Revolution is hosted and co-produced by Katie Couric.

If I Sleep Like Tom Brady, Will I Be Like Tom Brady?
The Boston Globe, Jan. 12, 2017

A reporter from the The Boston Globe recently tested out Tom Brady's new line of pajamas, Athlete Recovery Sleepwear, which use infrared waves to speed recovery and are said to improve “overall athlete performance.” Dr. Douglas Comeau, medical director of sports medicine at BMC, shared his expertise in the article.

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Recent Press Releases

Official press releases issued by Boston Medical Center.

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

Through Grant & Telemedicine, Boston Medical Center Expanding Access to Epilepsy Care
Nov. 17, 2016

Center for Regenerative Medicine Receives Three Prestigious NIH Awards To Further Stem Cell Research
Nov. 14, 2016

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