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.
Dell, known for personal computers, is buying Hopkinton-based EMC in a sale valued at $67 billion.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said this week that electronic health records must include options for collecting information about gender identity and sexual orientation.
Patients purchased 1,676 ounces of medical marijuana in September, as the state’s second dispensary opened. That’s a big jump from the 1,488 ounces sold in the slightly more than two months prior, when only one dispensary was open in the state.
A new examination of C-section data ranks Massachusetts 19th among all states, with an average C-section rate of 26.2 percent — but that rate can vary widely depending on the hospital where you give birth.
Hillary Clinton says the federal government must do a better job of regulating opiate painkillers during a forum on substance abuse in Boston Thursday.
It’s the first few minutes of the early morning that are really hard for Joey. For about nine years, until just a few months ago, he’d wake up — in a bed or on a park bench or under the Tobin Bridge — and immediately put a needle in his arm.
The office of Attorney General Maura Healey issued a report saying Massachusetts will likely miss a self-imposed health care spending target again this year.
The failure to keep premiums flat becomes the third warning that the health care “cost monster” may continue to loom in Massachusetts.
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.
A man battling heroin addiction describes how understanding his dependency on the drug as a chronic condition has helped him feel less ashamed, get better treatment and ultimately, stay sober longer.
Massachusetts spent $632 million more on health care last year than it was supposed to, according to a new report. The big jump was at MassHealth.
The state requires that patients are provided the cost of a service within two business days of a request. However, a new study from the Pioneer Institute shows that prices are rarely provided readily.
Scientists at the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology aim to reinvent the drug development process as they work to find treatments for diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
“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.