Tagged: Boston Medical Center

“Reaching Out” Part Two: Help for Haiti

Part two in BU Today’s “Reaching Out” series takes a look at the Haitian Earthquake Long-term Pediatric Support (HELPS) team, an effort by the School of Medicine (MED) and Boston Medical Center that brings social and legal services to Haitians who fled following last year’s devastating earthquake.  According to the story, the program includes a 24-hour […]

‘Tis the Season (for Seasonal Affective Disorder that is)

It’s October and while that crisp autumn air is a refreshing change from the dog days of summer, fall also means the days are growing shorter and shorter. With decreased daylight, many people start to feel the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). For more info about SAD and how to combat it, check out the […]

Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life

Today starting at 9AM ,  leading experts will debate heathcare ideas and others as part of the 2010 William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. This year’s topic is “Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life?”  featuring lecturer David Cutler. Panelists include Alice Coombs, M.D. President […]

Summertime heat is on

The heat is certainly on in much of the country this summer.  For information about heat exhaustion and tips for staying healthy during hot, humid weather, BU Now spoke with Dr. Jonathan Olshaker, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.