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.
Spectators were shocked, inspired and just plain surprised to see a number of pregnant women running this year’s Boston Marathon. Here’s one woman’s story.
On Marathon Monday, almost 4,000 runners and a few spectators walked or were wheeled into a medical tent along the course.
Ahead of today’s Boston Marathon, some runners said the race may be as taxing emotionally as it is physically.
None of the Boston hospitals lost a patient the day of the bombings or in the days and weeks that followed, even though the pressure did not let up. MGH trauma surgeon David King said for hospital staff, it was a marathon week.
Roseann Sdoia and Heather Abbott had been acquainted before shrapnel shredded the lower part of Abbott’s left leg and most of Sdoia’s right leg. Now they’re fast friends who push and inspire each other and offer support and counseling.
Addiction treatment programs across the country are watching a Barnstable County pilot project using the drug naltrexone.
It’s an issue that crops up at the State House every few years and has never been resolved: Should there be a law limiting the number of hospital patients under the care of a nurse at any given time?
April 21 could be doubly challenging for the Boston Marathon medical team. Memories of bloodied runners and spectators are still fresh for some doctors and nurses. And now they must get ready to care for 36,000 registered runners, thousands of unofficial “bandits” and an expected spike in crowds along this year’s route.
The NRA said a vote for Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Obama’s nominee for U.S. surgeon general, would be considered a vote against the group. Members of the medical community are stunned by the opposition.
Six months after a new health insurance enrollment site was supposed to be up and running, most of the elements don’t work for all users or don’t work at all.