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Expert’s Corner: Pediatric critical care specialist on enterovirus D68

Expert’s Corner: Pediatric critical care specialist on enterovirus D68

Scot Bateman, MD, talks about how to prevent and treat enterovirus D68, and offers guidance and reassurance for worried parents.

Expert’s Corner: UMMS pediatrician explains rare respiratory illness outbreak in parts of country

Expert’s Corner: UMMS pediatrician explains rare respiratory illness outbreak in parts of country

The Centers for Disease Control is warning of a spike in cases of a rare respiratory illness identified as enterovirus D68 that is sickening children in about a dozen states, though none have yet been reported in New England. Pediatrician Christina Hermos explains the symptoms and treatment in this Expert’s Corner video.   

New UMMS study shows medications of questionable benefit used in advanced dementia

New UMMS study shows medications of questionable benefit used in advanced dementia

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences, according to a new study by researchers at UMass Medical School, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine on Sept. 8.

Video: Tobacco-free decision by CVS benefits youth

Video: Tobacco-free decision by CVS benefits youth

Tobacco policy expert Tina Grosowsky explains why youth will be the biggest beneficiaries of the landmark decision by leading retail pharmacy chain CVS Caremark to clear its shelves of all tobacco products as of Sept. 3. 

Expert’s Corner: How zebrafish are helping to unlock melanoma genetics

Expert’s Corner: How zebrafish are helping to unlock melanoma genetics

In this Expert’s Corner video, Craig J. Ceol, PhD, explains how he is using the zebrafish to identify the genes that give rise to melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Expert’s Corner: Infertility common but diagnosis, treatments have improved

Expert’s Corner: Infertility common but diagnosis, treatments have improved

In this Expert’s Corner video, obstetrician/gynecologist and reproductive medicine pioneer Julia Johnson, MD, gives an update on infertility incidence, causes and diagnosis, and talks about improved success rates for today’s infertility treatments.

DNP drug users risk ‘literally baking to death,’ Boyer tells Reuters

DNP drug users risk ‘literally baking to death,’ Boyer tells Reuters

Edward Boyer, MD, PhD, explains to Reuters how the drug DNP, or 2,4-Dinitrophenol, breaks the body’s cycle of making and storing energy and instead releases it as heat.

Expert's Corner video: Are annual pelvic exams for healthy women necessary?

Expert's Corner video: Are annual pelvic exams for healthy women necessary?

Dawn Tasillo, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, weighs in on new guidelines from the American College of Physicians that say healthy women do not need annual pelvic exams.

UMMS study: Postpartum depression more prevalent among mothers with disabilities

UMMS study: Postpartum depression more prevalent among mothers with disabilities

Women with disabilities are at a greater risk of experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression than women without disabilities, reveals a new study co-authored by researchers in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division. Monika Mitra, PhD, a faculty researcher in the Center for Health Policy and Research, lead the UMMS research team.

Expert’s Corner: Maria Garcia on opioid addiction

Expert’s Corner: Maria Garcia on opioid addiction

As Massachusetts confronts an opioid abuse crisis, Maria Garcia, MD, associate professor of medicine, says clinicians need to assist patients addicted to the powerful drugs by supporting both their physical and mental health needs.

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