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IHDPS in the News

MD Magazine - December 10, 2018

MD Magazine featured an interview with Dr. Lindenauer about pulmonary rehab in their article "COPD Pulmonary Rehab Referral Rates Remain Low, Despite Guideline Recommendations"

Everyday Health; December 6, 2018

Everyday Health featured an interview with Dr. Lindenauer about pulmonary rehab and the recent PR publication in their article “Most COPD Patients Are Missing Out on Pulmonary Rehab Benefits.”

COPD News Today - December 4, 2018

COPD News Today featured an article "Few COPD Patients Enroll in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Despite Benefits, Study Shows" for Drs. Spitzer, Stefan, Pack, Pekow, Lagu, and Lindenauer’s recent article.

SiriusXM Doctor Radio - December 3, 2018

Dr. Peter Lindenauer was interviewed live for Doctor Radio's Rehabilitative Medicine hour with Dr. Jonathan Whiteson.

US News & World Report, and HealthDay - November 15, 2018

Dr. Kerry Spitzer was quoted in US News & World Report and HealthDay as the lead author of a study on COPD.

WWLP-22 News - November 12, 2018

Dr. Quinn Pack was interviewed on WWLP-22 News about the health risks associated with shoveling snow and over-exertion.

American Thoracic Society - November 12, 2018

ATS featured a press release "COPD Patients Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehabilitation Despite its Health Benefits" for Drs. Spitzer, Stefan, Pack, Pekow, Lagu, and Lindenauer’s recent articleEurekAlert and MedicalXpress also featured the ATS press release on their sites.

Healio-CardiologyToday - September 18, 2018

The CardiologyToday section of Healio featured an interview with Dr. Quinn Pack about his recent publication in JAHA in their article “Nicotine replacement therapy safe for smokers hospitalized with CHD.”

MedShadow - July 9, 2018

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MedShadow featured an interview with Dr. Mihaela Stefan and highlighted her research into prescribing antibiotics for asthma patients.

The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS) Podcast - June 27, 2018

The PPAHS interviewed the Society of Hospital Medicine COPD Team, including Dr. Peter Lindenauer, for their podcast “COPD's Role in Respiratory Compromise.”

EurekAlert! - June 20, 2018

EurekAlert! featured Dr. Elizabeth Schoenfeld’s recent publication in Academic Emergency Medicine in their article “Emergency department patients want to be invited to share in medical decision-making.”

Medical Xpress - June 20, 2018

Medical Xpress featured Dr. Elizabeth Schoenfeld’s recent publication in Academic Emergency Medicine in their article “Emergency department patients want to be invited to share in medical decision-making.”

Pulmonology Advisor - May 23, 2018

Longer Hospital Stay, Higher Costs with Unwarranted Antibiotics in Asthma Exacerbations” highlighted the abstract Dr. Mihaela Stefan presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

News Medical - May 23, 2018

News Medical's article, “Unnecessary antibiotic use for asthma exacerbations linked to increased hospital stays, costs,” featured Dr. Mihaela Stefan’s abstract presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

Healio - May 22, 2018

Dr. Mihaela Stefan was interviewed for their article, "Unnecessary antibiotic use in patients with asthma may increase hospital stay, cost," for Healio's Infectious Disease News section.

EurekAlert! - May 22, 2018

Unnecessary antibiotic use in asthma exacerbations may increase hospital stay, costs” highlighted the abstract Dr. Mihaela Stefan presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

Healthline - April 8, 2018

Dr. Tara Lagu and other experts on physician ratings were interviewed about their article, “Why you should be wary of online reviews of doctors,” for Healthline’s Health News section.

WGBH - April 5, 2018

"Opioid Overdose Increase in Western Massachusetts," the focus of a WGBH Connecting Point segment, featured the report of an unusual cluster of opioid overdoses linked to the powerful synthetic drug fentanyl recognized by Dr. Gerald Beltran and his colleagues at the BMC ED. Beltran, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, and Dr. Peter Friedmann, BH's Chief Research Officer and an expert on opioid addiction, were interviewed.

Physician’s Weekly - January 29, 2018

Dr. Mihaela Stefan was interviewed about her recent publication “The comparative effectiveness of noninvasive and invasive ventilation in patients with pneumonia.”

Pulmonary Health Hub - January 4, 2018

Dr. Peter Lindenauer’s publication “Readmission & Death After Hospitalization for COPD” was featured in the “Clinical Edge” section, which highlights summaries of must-read clinical literature, guidelines, and FDA actions.

MassAppeal - November 27, 2017

"Baystate Medical Center opioid forum" features a discussion with Dr. Peter Friedmann about the opioid epidemic and its immense impact on Western Massachusetts. Dr. Friedmann also discussed the upcoming public forum, "Reducing Opioid Deaths - What Works?," where national experts, and regional and community leaders will discuss ways to reduce deaths from opioid overdose.

MassLive - November 22, 2017

"'Reducing Opioid Deaths' public forum set" discussed the free public forum, "Reducing Opioid Deaths - What Works?," which was co-sponsored by UMASS Medical School-Baystate. Dr. Peter Friedmann, Baystate Health’s Chief Research Officer, was one of the featured speakers at the forum.

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s TCTMD - August 23, 2017

"Smoking Cessation Drugs: Missed Opportunity for Patients Hospitalized for CHD" discusses Quinn R. Pack’s October 2017 JAMA Internal Medicine research letter “Smokers Hospitalized for CHD Rarely Receive Cessation Pharmacotherapy During Hospitalization.” TCTMD interviewed Quinn about its results and broad significance, during which Quinn emphasized the great opportunity for smokers hospitalized for CHD to begin cessation, but notes that “we fail them.”

American College of Cardiology News - August 21, 2017

Smokers Hospitalized for CHD Rarely Receive Cessation Pharmacotherapy During Hospitalization,” provided an overview of the work done by Quinn R. Pack et al. from their October 2017 JAMA Internal Medicine research letter.

MedPage Today - August 21, 2017

"Many Hospitals Fail to Support Smoking Cessation for CHD Patients: Providers missing out on 'teachable moment" discussed Quinn R. Pack’s “Smokers Hospitalized for CHD Rarely Receive Cessation Pharmacotherapy During Hospitalization” when speaking of the failure of hospitals to support smoking cessation for CHD patients. Throughout the article, MedPage highlighted Quinn’s comments from an interview, noting Dr. Pack’s emphasis on the importance of a smoking cessation protocol in improving outcomes for smokers hospitalized for CHD.

MassLive - August 15, 2017

"US Rep. Richard Neal, others tout federal grant funding for Baystate Medical Center rural drug addiction study" which received nearly $700,000 to study issues related to drug abuse in rural communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The Congressman praised Dr. Peter Friedmann, Baystate Health’s Chief Research Officer, and the entire Baystate team, commending them “for their tireless work on this critical public health and safety issue.”