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New York Times tests online sleep training program developed by UMMS sleep expert

New York Times tests online sleep training program developed by UMMS sleep expert

An online cognitive behavioral therapy program for insomnia co-developed by UMass Medical School sleep medicine specialist Gregg Jacobs, PhD, was put to the test by a New York Times Well columnist, who reported on her experience in an Aug. 16 story.

Ferguson: Address correctional health through research, training, clinical care

Ferguson: Address correctional health through research, training, clinical care

UMass Medical School criminal justice health expert Warren J. Ferguson, MD, calls on academic health science centers to address ‘one of the country’s most vexing crises’ through research, training and clinical care in a commentary in a special issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

UMMS tobacco prevention experts encouraged by FDA regulations on e-cigarettes

UMMS tobacco prevention experts encouraged by FDA regulations on e-cigarettes

UMMS tobacco prevention and treatment experts applaud the FDA’s historic decision to extend its authority to all tobacco products including e-cigarettes, and call for further e-cigarette safety research and prevention legislation. 

WGBH-TV’s Greater Boston: Klempner discusses promising research into a seasonal prevention for Lyme

WGBH-TV’s Greater Boston: Klempner discusses promising research into a seasonal prevention for Lyme

UMMS infectious disease expert Mark Klempner, MD, spoke with Stephanie Leydon for a segment on Greater Boston about how MassBiologics is conducting promising research into a potential new weapon in the fight against Lyme.

New Yorker: UMMS correctional mental health expert calls for greater focus on patient care in prison

New Yorker: UMMS correctional mental health expert calls for greater focus on patient care in prison

Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, a correctional mental health expert at UMass Medical School, says psychiatric organizations don’t pay enough attention to the challenges of their members who work in prisons, according to an article in The New Yorker.

WBUR: UMMS expert reports 57 percent increase in health care spending

WBUR: UMMS expert reports 57 percent increase in health care spending

A UMass Medical School health policy expert has found overall health care spending has increased by 57 percent since the state’s health law took effect 10 years ago, according to an article about the law’s anniversary on WBUR’s CommonHealth.

Expert’s Corner: Sharone Green to begin research into Zika virus

Expert’s Corner: Sharone Green to begin research into Zika virus

Infectious diseases expert Sharone Green, MD, is paying close attention to the suspected link between the Zika virus and microcephaly, a birth defect in which babies are born with small heads and underdeveloped brains. Dr. Green plans to research Zika in her lab and hopes to shed light on the connection. 

First-of-its-kind blog series spreads message of hope for women with postpartum depression

First-of-its-kind blog series spreads message of hope for women with postpartum depression

UMMS psychiatrist Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, has co-developed and moderated a blog series about perinatal depression, newly launched by Care For Your Mind and the National Network of Depression Centers.

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