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Recent Media Coverage

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

Preventing the Spread of Disease After a Hurricane
U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 16, 2017

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.

Mass. Governor Aims to Expand Battle Against Opioid Addiction
The Boston Globe - Nov. 15, 2017 

"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.

Hospital Boosts Opioid Patients' Rapid Access to Medication
Addiction Professional - Nov. 14, 2017

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.

An A.I. Designed to Guide Humans Through the End of Life is Already Among Us
CNBC - Nov. 14, 2017

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.

Opioid-Related Deaths Decline by 10 Percent in Mass.
The Boston Globe - Nov. 13, 2017

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.

For more BMC media coverage, please click to see our Media Coverage Archive.

Recent Press Releases

Official press releases issued by Boston Medical Center.

New Care Model Closes Significant Gap in Addiction Treatment
Nov. 8, 2017

BMC Launches Center to Improve, Advance Pediatric Care for Urban Families
Nov. 3, 2017

Helping Smokers Quit: Payments, Personalized Support Can Work
Oct. 30, 2017

Strong Alcohol Policies Help Reduce Alcohol-Involved Homicides
Sept. 21, 2017

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