CBS News quoting Joan Salge Blake, Sargent College “The Mediterranean diet — rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil, nuts and whole grains — has long been hailed as a heart-healthy eating plan…” Expert quote: “…are more likely to have better health care, access to a variety of diverse fruits and vegetables, and an overall […]
CBS Boston Mark Williams, Questrom School of Business “Thousands of Massachusetts drivers make their living working for ride-hailing services like Uber…” Expert quote: “Uber is very much setting itself up as a predatory lending mechanism.” View full article.
CBS Boston Joan Salge Blake, Sargent College “Eat right, exercise and don’t smoke. We all know the basic rules for staying healthy, but there a number of unexpected things you can do to help you live longer…” Expert quote: “If you want to live a longer life, go fishing.” View full article.
CBS News John Renner, School of Medicine You’re heading into surgery soon and your doctor has told you that you’re going to need prescription painkillers… Expert quote: “It’s more important than ever that you have a frank discussion with your doctor ahead of surgery about what he or she is giving you for pain control […]
CBS Boston Karen Pita Loor, School of Law Sanctuary cities have been the focus of much of the national conversation since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently warned that cities refusing to follow federal immigration law are at risk of losing federal funding… View video of expert Pita Loor
CBS News Frank Guenther, Sargent College Brain imaging enabled four severely “locked-in” patients — all conscious and aware but unable to communicate — to answer yes-and-no questions, researchers report… Expert quote: “Although locked-in syndrome sounds horrific, many locked-in people are reasonably content with life.” View full article
CBS News Bindu Kalesan, School of Medicine School shootings like the one that occurred at Sandy Hook elementary school four years ago this month leave the public grappling to make sense of how such horrific events could happen and struggling with questions about what can be done to prevent similar attacks… Expert quote: “I’m not […]
CBSNews.com Sudha Seshadri, School of Medicine Researchers have discovered a gene linked to the risk of stroke that could lead to a better understanding of the devastating condition and how to prevent and treat it. The gene may also have a connection to dementia and depression, they say… Expert quote: “We looked at millions of […]
CBSNews.com Nicole Spartano, Ph.D, School of Medicine There’s yet another reason to get off your couch and into a gym. New research suggests poor physical fitness in middle age may be associated with a smaller brain size two decades later… Expert quote: “Brain volume is one marker of brain aging. Our brains shrink as we […]
CBSNews.com Marc LaRochelle, School of Medicine More than ninety percent of chronic pain patients hospitalized for an overdose of opioid painkillers continue to receive prescriptions for the drugs afterwards, a new study reveals… Expert quote: “We need to do something at a policy level and a system level to make sure information is being communicated […]