Category: School of Medicine

Failure to warn: Hundreds died while taking an arthritis drug, but nobody alerted patients

STAT News quoting David Felson, School of Medicine “When a new remedy for rheumatoid arthritis arrived, ads called it a “unique” breakthrough that would “transform expectations” for patients and doctors…” Expert quote: “I can foresee the possibility that in five years there’s another hearing like the one on Vioxx, where the cardiologists … say to […]

Deployment Stress Impacts Well-Being through Different Mental Health Issues for Female and Male Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 1, 2017 CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Deployment Stress Impacts Well-Being through Different Mental Health Issues for Female and Male Veterans (Boston)— Experiencing stress-related mental health issues following deployment exposures increases risk of reduced well-being in other life domains in the years following military service for veterans. Gender plays an important role […]

Is there a doctor in the kitchen? How culinary medicine reenvisions food.

Christian Science Monitor quoting Deborah Frank, School of Medicine “In her white lab coat and slacks, Maureen Villaseñor looked better suited to be handing out prescriptions at a clinic than talking salad dressing in a grocery store aisle…” Expert quote: “Doctors are starting to recognize that we can hand out shots and antibiotics day in […]

A Football Coach’s Struggle With C.T.E. — and a Guilty Conscience

New York Times quoting Ann McKee, School of Medicine “In the last years of his life, the longtime football coach for dominating college teams wrestled with impaired speech, forgetfulness, lapses in concentration…” Expert quote: “It is likely that he had C.T.E. originally and that it may have contributed to the early onset of Parkinson’s.” View […]

Doctor who faced retaliation for raising concerns about double-booked surgeries wins lawsuit

Boston Globe quoting James Holsapple, School of Medicine “A prominent Boston neurosurgeon was illegally forced out of his previous job at a New York hospital for strongly objecting to a policy that allowed another surgeon to perform complex spine surgeries on two patients simultaneously, a judge ruled…” Expert quote: “I did what I thought was […]

More Proof that Wine May Prevent Dementia

Wine Spectator Curtis Ellison, School of Medicine “A new analysis of medical research finds that a nightly glass of wine with your dinner could be helping protect your brain from the risk of developing dementia…” Expert quote: “It’s pretty clear that people who drink wine [are] lowering the risk of developing dementia; what we were […]