Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for WBUR. She also created and frequently contributes to HealthCareSavvy, WBUR’s community of patients starting to shop for health care. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, class of 2010.
We visit a Marblehead doctor who may be the first in Massachusetts practicing “direct primary care.” For a flat monthly fee, the physician offers patients one-hour same-day appointments, no wait.
More than two and a half years after a Framingham compounding pharmacy recalled all of its products after they were linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak, a federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday indicated he would approve a $200 million settlement to compensate the company’s creditors, including victims of the outbreak.
BOSTON Death, “that’s the easy way out for him,” says Carol Downing. “I was hoping that he would go away and never be heard from again,” continues Downing, “and suffer the rest of his life like everybody is going to suffer that’s been involved in this.” Downing’s two daughters spent months in the hospital after […]
The group, most of which has either been to Nepal or traveled to other medical disaster zones, will join those working to keep more than 10,000 injured survivors alive.
The campaign aims to capture and share the stories of 50 million patients around the world, and their families, who have multiple sclerosis or other neurological diseases.
There are almost four times as many men and women coming out of detox as there are from a two- or four-week recovery program.
Hundreds of runners on Monday fell victim to hypothermia, a condition where despite a runner’s hyper-exertion, their body temperature drops dangerously low.
Martha Galvis is learning to use a hand doctors are still reconstructing. Her husband, Alvaro, adds: “People tell me time heals, but it’s a very slowly turning clock to me.”
Hundreds turned out for a final public hearing before a state panel charged with finding solutions to the drug crisis facing Massachusetts.
Officer John Moynihan, 34, is in a medically induced coma after being shot in the face by a suspect getting out of his car. The suspect was later killed in a police shootout.
A growing group of young adults are identifying as genderfluid and are using hormone therapy and surgery to create more gender neutral bodies.
There does not appear to be any real movement to align recommended medical use with a name.
With the opening of new apartments, Pine Street Inn — a roof of last resort for more than 40 years — now manages more permanent than temporary beds.
Roughly 200,000 Massachusetts households qualify for federal home energy assistance. And about half of those who receive aid have already exhausted that benefit.
Fourteen former employees or associates of the New England Compounding Center were arrested Wednesday on charges related to tainted steroids the Framingham pharmacy produced in 2012 that killed 64 people across the country and injured 751, some permanently.
Coakley is not saying what kind of work she’ll pursue when her term as attorney general ends in January. “I want to find a way to continue working for the people of Massachusetts. What form that takes, I don’t know yet,” she told supporters Wednesday morning.
Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s imprint is on dozens of multi-million dollar initiatives around the city. But it’s also everywhere in Readville, the section of Hyde Park where Menino, who passed away Thursday at 71, was born, raised his own children, and was called Tommy as often as he was called mayor.
Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has decided to stop his cancer treatment.
Harvard University is outlining details of the largest donation in the school’s 378-year history. The $350 million gift, in memory of a Hong Kong businessman, is to the Harvard School of Public Health.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s positions are built on a foundation of what he calls progressive values.