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Recent Media Coverage

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

OD Deaths Down, Thanks to Narcan
Boston Herald - Feb. 15, 2018

As Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH, of BMC's Grayken Center for Addiction describes in the Boston Herald, dispersion and use of naloxone and a decrease in the number of opioid prescriptions in the state helped saved lives in 2017 by reducing fatal overdoses.

How a Police Chief, a Governor and a Sociologist Would Spend $100 Billion to Solve the Opioid Crisis
The New York Times - Feb. 14, 2018

Michael Botticelli, executive director of BMC's Grayken Center for Addiction, shares the same opinion as many polled by The New York Times: more money for treatment and other programs would be the most effective way to help solve the opioid crisis.

Rhode Island Study Shows Benefit To Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment In Jails
WBUR - Feb. 14, 2018

A new study showed a more than 60 percent reduction in opioid overdose deaths among those who were recently incarcerated after medication-assisted treatments were offered to them behind bars; the research was led by Traci Green, PhD, MSc, deputy director of BMC's injury prevention center and an emergency medicine physician. 

Study Attaches High Cost to Hunger, Food Insecurity
Boston Business Journal - Feb. 13, 2018

"We think of food as medicine," said BMC President and CEO Kate Walsh in regards to the cost of hunger in Massachusetts. Children's HealthWatch at BMC and The Greater Boston Food Bank's new study found one in 10 people in the state are food insecure, costing the commonwealth $2.4 billion each year.

This Type of Headache Is So Bad People Call It a Suicide Headache
Tonic (Vice) - Feb. 9, 2018

Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH, a neurologist at BMC, spoke with Tonic about cluster headaches, a painful series of headaches that strike out of nowhere, are always on one side of the head, and often occur at the same time of the day for weeks or even months. 

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Recent Press Releases

Official press releases issued by Boston Medical Center.

Expanding Hepatitis C Testing to All Adults Is Cost-Effective and Improves Outcomes
Feb. 16, 2018

A New Strategy to Address the Opioid Epidemic: Collaborations between Public Safety and Public Health Agencies
Feb. 14, 2018

Stigma, Social Media, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Potential Misinformation Cycle
Jan. 24, 2017

Housing Instability Negatively Affects the Health of Children and Caregivers
Jan. 22, 2018

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

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