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Recent Media Coverage

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

Opioid Overdose Deaths in Mass. Fell Again in 2018
The Boston Globe - Feb. 13, 2019

The two-year decline in Massachusetts deaths sparks optimism, “but we know that this is going to really take a sustained attention for years to come,” said Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center.

Kindergarten Teachers' Assessments May be Linked with Pupils' Earnings as Adults
Reuters - Feb. 12, 2019

“There are known disparities in how students are treated in school, including who gets placed in separate special education tracks, who is required to repeat a year of school, and who gets suspended.” Dr. Caroline Kistin comments on a new JAMA Pediatrics study.

Mass. Issues Guidelines After Boston Nurse Was Denied Life Insurance For Carrying Naloxone
WBUR - Feb. 12, 2019

Last year, WBUR shared the story of a BMC nurse who was denied life insurance for carrying naloxone. Now the state is issuing guidelines to prevent this from happening to others. Executive Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Michael Botticelli discusses how Massachusetts is addressing the concerns.

Social Responsibility in Surgery
America's Essential Hospitals - Feb. 11, 2019

Dr. Tracey Dechert shares why she founded Socially Responsible Surgery at BMC, which encourages surgeons to consider the social determinants of health that affect their patients' outcomes.

Experts Pen Road Map for Drugs to Treat Adolescent Obesity
Medscape - Feb. 7, 2019

Twelve independent pediatric obesity medicine and surgery specialists, led by experts at BMC, outline an urgent need for evidence-based guidance on the use of obesity pharmacotherapy for adolescents.

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Recent Press Releases

Official press releases issued by Boston Medical Center.

Medications Could Fill Treatment Gap for Adolescents with Obesity
Jan. 24, 2019

Investigators Close In on Best Treatment Guidelines for Critical Limb Ischemia with 1,572 Patients Enrolled in Ongoing Trial
Jan. 22, 2019

Improved Maternity Care Practices Decrease Racial Gaps in Breastfeeding in the U.S. South
Jan. 18, 2019

Grayken Study First to Link Opioid Pharmaceutical Marketing to Overdose Deaths
Jan. 18, 2019

Urine Drug Testing May Be Important in Early Phases of Addiction Treatment
Dec. 20, 2018

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