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.
LANCASTER, Mass. — A woman from Worcester who fled conflict in Burundi will be honored at the White House Tuesday as a Champion of Change.
Public comments on the proposed deal allowing Partners healthcare to expand — but imposing some constraints, including price caps — include praise and protest from an array of Massachusetts figures, companies and groups.
Those who praise its benefits say you should be prepared for a period of trial and error.
BOSTON — With all the attention in Massachusetts to dispensaries that will sell marijuana for medical use, the question of who will test the drug has been largely overlooked.
BOSTON — There are new concerns about an agreement Attorney General Martha Coakley negotiated to try and control the prices and market power of Partners HealthCare. The implication, from a commission created to help reduce health spending, is that the deal does not go far enough.
BOSTON — There’s a replacement in the works for the abortion clinic buffer zone law ruled unconstitutional last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.
But a top aide to Gov. Deval Patrick says he’s not sure yet if the site will be ready by a Nov. 15 deadline.
BOSTON — Patrick Mbarushimana, now 22, spreads a message of resilience and hope. He’s getting prosthetics and training in how to use them in Boston.
The deal — which needs court approval — would resolve an antitrust investigation by the attorney general’s office and ultimately allow Partners to acquire South Shore Hospital.
A group of doctors gathered for the Massachusetts Medical Society’s first continuing education course on the use of marijuana to treat medical issues.
BOSTON — Massachusetts Health Quality Partners is launching what it hopes will be a more user friendly way for the public to use information it has gathered on primary care doctors’ offices for years.
A negotiated agreement that would have let Partners HealthCare expand to include South Shore and three other hospitals is on hold.
BOSTON — The former Boston mayor went public this weekend with word of his diagnosis.
BOSTON — Two Middlesex County deputy sheriffs were escorting an inmate who needed treatment when he managed to get access to one of the deputy’s firearms.
BOSTON — There is no word yet on what caused the death of alleged Bulger victim Stephen Rakes.
BOSTON — Experts say members of the military have trouble with the idea that the very thing they are trained to do can injure them.
BOSTON — The concept of moral injury — a betrayal of your sense of right and wrong — has helped Marine Corps Capt. Tyler Boudreau understand years of pain that therapy and medications for PTSD didn’t address.
BOSTON — Atul Gawande, renowned writer and surgeon, is opening an innovations lab aimed at improving health care. He says Boston can be the Silicon Valley of health care innovation.
BOSTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Argeo Paul Cellucci died Saturday, at home, from complications related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was surrounded by friends and family. Cellucci, a Republican, was 65.
BOSTON — Where might victims with outstanding medical or disability expenses turn? Attorneys are considering possible targets.