Current Environment:

12 hospital, health system leaders describe 2022 in 1 word
From Becker’s Hospital Review. President and Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Churchwell, MD, is featured. 

In record numbers, families without shelter are turning to Massachusetts emergency departments
From WBUR. Amanda Stewart, MD, MPH, and Melissa Deane, MSW, LCSW, are interviewed.

Boston Children’s patient defying the odds after 22 years of treatment for rare illness
From WHDH-TV Channel 7. Patient Luca Paolacci and Brian Labow, MD, are featured.

Is everyone you know sick? Explaining winter's early rush of illness — and if it will continue
From USA Today. Ofer Levy, MD, PhD; Kristin Moffitt, MD; and Al Ozonoff, PhD, are quoted.

Building equity in biomedical research
From Harvard Medical School News. Marsha Moses, PhD; Roopali Roy, PhD; and Meena Nathan, MD, MPH, FRCS, are quoted.

They created a drug for Susannah. What about millions of other patients?
From The New York Times. Timothy Yu, MD, PhD, is quoted.

'The onslaught just keeps coming': Hospitals scramble to respond to the surge in children sick with RSV
From WBUR. Chief Safety and Quality Officer Sara Toomey, MD, MPhil, MPH, MSc, is interviewed.

Gun death rate nears three-decade high, with men at most risk
From The Wall Street Journal. Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH, is quoted.

RSV and flu: Doctors urge Thanksgiving caution as viruses rise
From BBC North America. Richard Malley, MD, is interviewed.

Cold comfort: Here’s what parents should do about RSV, flu, and COVID, too
From The Boston Globe. Kristin Moffitt, MD, is quoted.

Study: I-PASS handoff program helps reduce patient harm
From Healthcare Innovation. Chief of General Pediatrics, Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH, and Amy Starmer, MD, are quoted.

Mass. doctor on combatting kids' increased screen time
From WCVB-TV Channel 5. Erica Lee, PhD, is interviewed.

What parents can do as RSV spikes among children
From The Washington Post. Kristin Moffitt, MD, is quoted.

Pfizer developing vaccine for pregnant woman to help battle RSV
From ABC News. Our chief innovation officer, John Brownstein, PhD, is interviewed.

Reduce boarding in the emergency department with in-home care
From Children’s Hospital Today. Co-authored by Amara Anosike, JD.

‘I want my child back!’ How social media make kids’ anxiety and depression worse
From The Boston Globe. Authored by Michael Rich, MD, MPH.

How medical providers and partners can work toward children’s health equity
From U.S. News & World Report. Snehal Shah, MD, MPH, is quoted.

For the first time, influential task force recommends screening children 8 and older for anxiety
From CNN. Oscar Bukstein, MD, MPH, is quoted.

Lasker Award honors development of noninvasive prenatal DNA test
From The New York Times. Timothy A. Springer, PhD, has won the Lasker award.

Billionaire scientist Timothy Springer awarded 2022 Lasker Prize For Basic Research
From Forbes. Timothy A. Springer, PhD, has won the Lasker award.

2 Boston-area scientists win prestigious Lasker Awards for cell research
From The Boston Globe. Timothy A. Springer, PhD, has won the Lasker award.

An ACL tear that heals itself?
From The Wall Street Journal. Orthopedic Surgeon-in-Chief Martha Murray, MD, is quoted.

Pfizer says its RSV vaccine protects against severe illness in older adults
From NBC News. Ofer Levy, MD, PhD, is quoted.

Boston’s new mental health czar lays out his goals
From The Boston Globe. Kevin Simon, MD, is featured.

Why should younger kids get older COVID booster shots?
From WCVB-TV Channel 5. Kristin Moffitt, MD, is interviewed.

What to know about long COVID in kids
From TIME Magazine. Adrienne Randolph, MD, MSc, is quoted.

Bluebird wins U.S. approval for a gene therapy to treat patients with a rare blood disorder
From STAT. Chief of Hematology and Oncology, David Williams, MD, is quoted.