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Does Helping Out Around The House Mean You’ll Have A Lousy Sex Life?

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Co-written by Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

Do wives whose husbands help out with “women’s” household jobs have lousy, or less frequent sex? Are women happier in bed when they are married to old fashioned men who don’t help around the house?…

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New Hampshire Senate Race Draws Outside Money

April 24th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

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Boston’s Leaky Gas Pipes Pose Safety Risks

April 17th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

Wednesday night there was an explosion in Dorchester that injured a dozen people, two of them seriously. The explosion and three-alarm fire are thought to have been caused by a possible gas leak…

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Second Opinion: Doc Says Blue Cross Opioid Policy Is Flawed

April 10th, 2014 in 2014, Daniel Alford, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Medicine, WBUR 0 comments

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By Daniel Alford, School of Medicine

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts opioid management program was implemented to provide members with “appropriate pain care” and reduce the risk of opioid addiction and diversion. In a recent Boston Globe report they claim “very significant success” with this program after 18 months because they have cut opioid prescriptions by 6.6 million pills…

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The Lost Banner Of 1904: The Red Sox Have Won More Championships Than You Think

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Tom Whalen, WBUR 0 comments

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By Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

When the Red Sox raise the 2013 world championship banner during their home opener at Fenway Park this Friday, it will mark just the eighth time in the team’s colorful 114-year history that they’ve been able to do so. But what most Boston fans fail to realize is that the Sox have been unfairly shortchanged when it comes to the number of championships major league baseball is officially willing to recognize…

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Where Delete Is The New Default: Welcome To The Erasable Internet

March 31st, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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By John Carroll, College of Communication

Tired of carrying all that digital flotsam and jetsam through life? Fed up with those photos of you wearing a lampshade forever being tagged on Facebook?…

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Obamacare Preview? Mass. Studies Find Some Hospital Use Stays Same

March 31st, 2014 in 2014, Karen Lasser, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, WBUR 0 comments

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Karen Lasser, School of Medicine

Today is an Obamacare milestone: the end of the first enrollment period for new insurance plans the health care law spawned. More than 6 million previously uninsured people have signed up for private plans and 4 million more for Medicaid…

Expert quote:

“We also need to reduce financial access barriers to care (e.g. copays), increase reimbursement rates for new insurance plans (so that more physicians accept these forms of insurance), implement medication reconciliation and patient coaching, improve disease management and coordination of care, and provide hospital based incentives to reduce use of inpatient services. Interventions could also tackle the shortage of primary care providers in MA.”

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Robert Pinsky: Poetry Will Outlive Status Updates, Tweets — Even The Web Itself

March 29th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Robert Pinsky, WBUR 0 comments

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Robert Pinsky, College of Arts & Sciences

April is National Poetry Month. It is also, apparently, National Pecan Month and National Welding Month. But the increasingly common practice of claiming months to spread awareness doesn’t deter poetry enthusiasts…

Expert quote:

“Poetry, by its nature, is on a human scale: the medium is one person’s voice. That sense of respect for the individual, built into the nature of the art, has the potential to temper, as well as inspire, leadership.”

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CommonHealth: Boston-Based Dr. Murthy Faces NRA’s Obstacles

March 24th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine, WBUR 0 comments

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Robert Sege, School of Medicine

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Davis Stands By Releasing Photos Of Marathon Bombing Suspects

March 24th, 2014 in 2014, Feature, Initiative on Cities, Newsmakers, Tom Menino, WBUR 0 comments

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Tom Menino, Initiative on Cities

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says when he saw the photos of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, he wanted his officers and the public to be alert…

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