Category: School of Medicine

Sheriff Warns That New White House Drug Policy Could Be Boon To Prison Suboxone Smuggling

WGBH News Alexander Walley, School of Medicine Call it the opioid face-off… Expert quote: “While I respect the view of the corrections personnel in their concern about buprenorphine being smuggled in, one of the major reasons it’s being smuggled in is because they aren’t treating people with it. It is really the standard of care […]

Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

HealthDay News Vanessa Xanthakis, School of Medicine Americans are faring worse at maintaining heart-healthy lifestyles than they were two decades ago, a new study has found… Expert quote: “We found that [for] people whose health scores dropped by about 15 percent, that had an effect of 1.6 times higher odds of having a precursor of […]

Time to Reassess Blood-Pressure Goals

EMBARGOED by the NEJM until Monday, November 9, 2015, 2 p.m. ET CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, Time to Reassess Blood-Pressure Goals (Boston)–High blood pressure or hypertension is a major health problem that affects more than 70 million people in the U.S., and over one billion worldwide. Despite being a critically important risk factor for […]

American Heart Association moves toward faster guideline implementation

HealthCanal Alice Jacobs, School of Medicine The American Heart Association is launching a suite of new tools and resources that will help healthcare providers put into practice more quickly recommended guidelines for heart disease and stroke care… Expert quote: “The American Heart Association is focused on rapidly translating guidelines into clinical practice. The tools and […]