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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New data from a joint replacement monitoring program and database at UMass Medical School shows there is an ideal time for typical patients to get the most out of a hip or knee replacement and that waiting too long will reduce the benefits of surgery.
Judith Steinberg of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division describes successful patient-centered medical home practices that are transforming health care in a Medical Economics cover story.
New recommendations on how pharmacists should manage opioid prescriptions are expected to be released by Gov. Deval Patrick’s Opiate Emergency Task Force this month, and Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, pharmacy director at Commonwealth Medicine and an active participant on the task force, said pharmacists will embrace the suggestions.
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UMass Medical School’s Mary Maloney, MD, and Sherry Pagoto, PhD, explain the impact of a new decision by the FDA to require strict warning labels on tanning beds in a May 30 New York Times article.
Alcohol research expert Pranoti Mandrekar, PhD, and cancer researcher and clinician JeanMarie Houghton, MD, PhD, have been awarded an exploratory and developmental grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to establish a mechanistic link between alcohol consumption and human breast cancer.