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.
The study found no benefit in preventing death for the mother or infant when C-section rates rise above approximately 19 percent.
The state is planning to ease medical marijuana testing standards that dispensaries say are too strict and not realistic.
Walsh’s proposal would cover all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes.
A Tale Of 2 Hospital Visits: How The Cost Of Care Can Vary Dramatically Depending On Where You’re TreatedNovember 18, 2015
After receiving almost the exact same care at two different hospitals, this patient was stunned when she received both bills on the same day.
Boston EMS data shows that the peak times for overdose calls was between 2 and 4 p.m. It also shows that most deaths were recorded between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on a Tuesday or Saturday.
The vast majority of Massachusetts overdose death cases sampled last year were caused by heroin in combination with some other drug or alcohol.
The number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths is up more than 50 percent.
In Cambridge, a collaborative of police, schools, social service agencies and the city hospital identify kids getting into trouble, and get them counseling, or boxing lessons — whatever’s needed to keep them out of the courts.
At this so-called “safe space,” heroin users could ride out a high under medical supervision.
MGH trauma surgeon David King is at the forefront of a new national campaign to teach the public how to save a life at risk in minutes. His conviction is rooted in 14 years as an Army combat surgeon, and his experience after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Dell, known for personal computers, is buying Hopkinton-based EMC in a sale valued at $67 billion.
Hillary Clinton says the federal government must do a better job of regulating opiate painkillers during a forum on substance abuse in Boston Thursday.
The library’s long-time and widely respected director, Tom Putnam, is the latest in a string of departures that coincide with the tenure of Heather Campion, the CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
“Now we’ll be able to take our marriage with us,” said David Wilson, one of the couples whose lawsuit led to Massachusetts’ gay marriage law.
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 […]
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.
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.