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Recent Media Coverage

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

Doctors Prescribe Free Tax Help to Patients
Boston Herald - Jan. 12, 2018

Pediatrician Dr. Lucy Marcil has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a group of 20 young innovators from around the world. Marcil is the co-founder of StreetCred, a first of its kind program started at BMC that offers free tax services to low income families at the doctor's office.

Q. and A. with ‘Hot Sauce Man’
The Jamaica Plain Gazette - Jan. 12, 2018

While the 2017 holiday season has concluded, a BMC employee is already gearing up to spread cheer to kids in 2018. Rohan Sookraj, a materials supply assistant lead, sells bottles of his homemade hot sauce in order to provide gifts, food and fun for kids in his native Trinidad and at The SPARK Center Christmas party.

Boston EMS Reports Opioid Overdose Deaths Were Way Up In 2017
WBUR - Jan. 11, 2018

"Even with our advanced surveillance, it takes time to tell what a trend really is, especially if there's a particularly potent strain of an opioid that infiltrates the supply," said Marc LaRochelle, MD, MPH, general internal medicine and BMC's Grayken Center for Addiction. 

Competing Hospitals Join Forces To Close Racial Gap In Breast Cancer Survival Rates
WGBH - Jan. 10, 2018

For many women, especially low income women and women of color, patient navigators are an essential resource to help overcome obstacles to care during their treatment. Dr. Tracy Battaglia talks to WGBH about a new effort by Boston hospitals to track and treat these patients, and how that can help close the gap in cancer care disparities.

Treating Addiction as a Chronic Illness
CommonWealth Magazine - Jan. 9, 2018

CommonWealth Magazine recently profiled Michael Botticelli, executive director of BMC's Grayken Center for Addiction. Botticelli has previously helped shape drug policy at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and at the White House.

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Recent Press Releases

Official press releases issued by Boston Medical Center.

Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH, Selected as a TED Fellow
Jan. 9, 2018

Surgeon-in-Chief Named Deputy Editor of JAMA Surgery
Jan. 2, 2018

The Hero of Preconception Care
Dec. 18, 2017

Alcohol Taxes Low, Have Not Kept Up with Inflation
Dec. 13, 2017

Boston Medical Center to Invest $6.5 Million in Affordable Housing to Improve Community Health and Patient Outcomes, Reduce Medical Costs
Dec. 7, 2017

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