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October 21, 2014

Emergency room physicians say that if proper protocols are applied, the risk posed by Ebola doesn’t have to be significantly more threatening than the dangerous situations and pathogens doctors face in their everyday work. Stephen Epstein, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.  

October 21, 2014

Nearly a year after President Obama chose a Brookline doctor to be the next surgeon general, the 37-year-old nominee is still waiting to be confirmed by the Senate, even as the administration seeks public health leadership amid the Ebola scare. Vivkek Murthy, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the surgeon general nominee. 

October 21, 2014

Lipi Roy, clinical instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, addresses Ebola and other current health issues in her radio segment.

October 21, 2014

Hundreds of dietary supplements containing illegal drugs have been voluntarily recalled from the market in recent years at the urging of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but a significant number have remained available for purchase with their same dangerous ingredients, according to a new study. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, led the research.  

October 20, 2014

While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds. Joshua Gagne, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research. 

October 20, 2014

Walmart and its peers are offering a potentially valuable addition to the U.S. primary care system—bridging a gap between problems that can’t or shouldn’t wait for a visit to the doctor’s office and issues that require a trip to the emergency room. Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy, is quoted. 

October 20, 2014

New research reports that scientists have reconstructed the genome of a man who lived 45,000 years ago, by far the oldest genetic record ever obtained from modern humans. David Reich, professor of genetics, is a co-author of the study.  

October 20, 2014

Wesley Boyd, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, participated in an interview about the difficulty of accessing the mental health system. 

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