Recent Media Coverage
Boston Medical Center news, features, and physicians in local and national media.
The aftermath of a natural disaster like Hurricane Maria is very similar to the aftermath you see in a setting like war in terms of infrastructure destruction, according to Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MA, infectious disease physician at BMC. When combined with a prolonged lack of access to clean water or electricity, and service institutions that may not be functioning at their full capacity, disease is more susceptible to spreading.
"What it acknowledges is that we need to try to engage people in treatment at various intervention points,” said Michael Botticelli, executive director of BMC's Grayken Center for Addiction at BMC, in regards to Governor Baker's proposed package to boost the state’s battle against opioid addiction.
A new program at BMC’s Grayken Center for Addiction is showing that connecting patients to addiction treatment when they are hospitalized for other conditions can be a powerful tool in closing a gap in addiction treatment.
BMC's Michael Paasche-Orlow, MD, led an exploratory study to find out how older adults would react to having end of life discussions with a chatbot (depicted as a virtual 3D person) on a touchscreen tablet.
Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH, internal medicine, cautions that the numbers from the state Department of Public Health's most recent report are only preliminary nine months in and could still spike upward by the end of the year.
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