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Recent Media Coverage

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

Would a Soda Tax Be Good for Massachusetts?
Boston Magazine, May 17, 2017

As Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed a tax on sugary drinks such as soda, Dr. Caroline Apovian, director of BMC's Nutrition and Weight Management Center, shares her expertise on health effcts of soda with Boston Magazine.

Five Questions with Brian Jack, MD
Betsy Lehman Center, May 16, 2017

Brian Jack, MD, is the principal investigator of Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge), a group of researchers at Boston University and Boston Medical Center who study how to make sure fewer patients return to the hospital for follow-up care. 

An Experiment Helps Heroin Users Test Their Street Drugs For Fentanyl
National Public Radio, May 16, 2017

Alexander Walley, MD, an addiction medicine specialist at BMC, spoke with NPR about strips used to test for the powerful and deadly opioid, fentanyl, and how the strips can be used as a precaution to warn people with substance use disorders about the risk of overdose.

How Fighting Substance Abuse Is Like Training for a Triathlon
Boston Magazine, May 15, 2017

“In terms of efforts to combat this opioid overdose epidemic,” Sarah Bagley, MD, says, “it’s important that we stay focused, that we have a plan, that we’re sticking to it, and that we rely on each other.” Dr. Bagley is the director of BMC's CATALYST clinic, which helps young adults and teenagers who are struggling with addiction, and she is currently training for the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon in July.

New Approaches Help Babies Get Through Opioid Withdrawal
MedPage Today, May 12, 201

Elisha Wachman, MD, recently reported on a quality improvement initiative at BMC's RESPECT perinatal program at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting. The RESPECT program aimed to reduce pharmacologic treatment for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome

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Recent Press Releases

Official press releases issued by Boston Medical Center.

Two Dose HPV Vaccine Effective in Treating Genital Warts, Study Finds
May 16, 2017

Primary Care Hepatitis C Treatment Program Shows Promise for Success, Broader Implementation
May 9, 2017

Transgender Patients Not Electing as Much Gender Affirming Surgery as Many Believe, Study Finds
May 4, 2017

Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue among Family Members of People who use Opioids
April 27, 2017   

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