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.”
A quadruple amputee who lost all his limbs to a virulent infection now has two new arms, thanks to an anonymous donor and transplant surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The nation’s first stool bank, begun at MIT, has moved to Medford, pays $40 per donation, and The New Yorker reports that it continues to operate despite uncertain prospects.
Most concussions pass quickly, but some kids have long-lasting symptoms that can keep them long benched from school and sports. How to cope? Two parents who’ve been there are creating an online venue to help connect families facing those challenges.
A consumer group hails the settlement of a suit that argued that granola bars should not be called “100% natural” if they contain highly processed sweeteners.
Medicare plans to cover lung-cancer screening for longtime smokers, but the issue continues to spark hot debate.
An advocate for children with mental illness reports a logjam in care for kids with mental illness in Massachusetts, several months earlier than usual. What’s going on?
New studies find that overweight teens who think their weight is fine tend to gain less weight and get less depressed than kids who are overweight and know it — findings that cast into question the recent practice of weighing kids at school and sending home “weight report cards.”
Berkeley, CA, passes a tax on soda and other sugary drinks, a measure that has long been floated in Massachusetts.
A Johns Hopkins study reports a new and improved test to determine which drugs could help fight persistent Lyme disease bacteria.
What you need to know about the “earned sick time” ballot measure, which appears likely to pass on Election Day.
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.