Carey Goldberg is the co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. She has been the Boston bureau chief of The New York Times, a staff Moscow correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, and a health/science reporter for The Boston Globe. She was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT; graduated summa cum laude from Yale; and did graduate work at Harvard. She is co-author of the triple memoir “Three Wishes: A True Story Of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak and Astonishing Luck On Our Way To Love and Motherhood.”
The shooting death of Brigham surgeon Dr. Michael Davidson spurs an agonized, angry debate online about doctors as the “face of the health care system.”
A new study based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will let patients contribute to their own medical notes — much as colleagues collaborate on a Google Doc. It’s the latest step in the “open records movement” that aims to improve care by giving patients more access to their own medical records.
The Worcester Telegram reports that the alleged killer of a Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon had complained in the past about medical bills.
MIT scientists find that by using the same sort of gel that lets disposable diapers expand so hugely when wet, they can expand brain cells to the point that microscopes can see nanoscale structures — a possible boon for researchers trying to map brain connections.
A Harvard Medical Student Review article draws some lessons from the nasty cold that swept Harvard Med last fall, including the eternal “Wash your hands!”
If you’re otherwise young and healthy, the decision on whether to take Tamiflu if you catch the flu may not be so simple.
A brain science journal offers a British psychiatrist’s views on the mental health risks of marijuana, particularly higher-potency forms and use at younger ages.
National health authorities say that in this tough flu year, doctors should prescribe more antiviral drugs like Tamiflu and patients should know that they need to be taken quickly to work best.
Rare good news on antibiotic resistance: Northeastern University researchers report the discovery of a promising new antibiotic that — so far, at least — bacteria do not seem able to evolve resistance to, raising the prospect of a new drug that could kill even superbugs for a long time.
A new study finds that we may not need as much genetic counseling as we’d thought for simple tests like the one for a gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov seems to be saying, “Don’t blame Chechnya.” He also points the finger at America. The text is translated from Russian.
From the major Russian newspaper Izvestia: Izvestia has learned that the suspect in the Boston terrorist acts, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, did come to America from Makhachala.
To all appearances, this image is a social media page created on V Kontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, early last year, and purports to belong to Djohar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
BOSTON — What does it mean to grow up gaming? Critics warn that games may be addictive and lead to aggression. Supporters say that games may be the best educational tools ever.
It’s hard to tell exactly how much Lyme disease there is in Massachusetts, but an estimated 1 in 100 people get it each year in most areas.
Lincoln is one of the richest towns in the U.S. But Lincoln’s wealth has provided no immunity to a disease that is spreading dramatically across Massachusetts: Lyme disease.
A list of resources for more comprehensive information about Lyme disease.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate rolled out its proposal for health care cost control Wednesday. It follows a similar plan the House released Friday.
BOSTON — Riley Cerabona was born with a rare disease that currently can only be treated with surgery
BOSTON — Massachusetts General Hospital has agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over claims the hospital violated privacy regulations.