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.
Almost half of those surveyed who attempted suicide after they put on a uniform had tried once before they enlisted.
When it comes to childbirth, most hospitals have tried to reduce so-called “early elective deliveries.” Last year, the rate of such deliveries in Mass. dropped, on average, to one-percent — the lowest in the country.
This is your weekly update on attempts to fix the flawed Health Connector website.
Providers proposing to merge will have to show that the newly formed entity would save money and that those savings would be passed along to consumers.
WBUR’s Martha Bebinger spent a night on the Pine Street van, driving the streets of downtown Boston with outreach workers who try to persuade the chronically homeless to come in for the night.
If you are expecting a quick fix, you can stop reading here. But there are some important updates that might be helpful.
Three Newton teens have died by suicide this school year.
Gov. Patrick is bringing a new project manager and hiring an outside IT firm to oversee fixes to the state’s Health Connector website.
Yet another new Boston-area hospital partnership is formed, this time between Beth Israel Deaconess and New England Baptist.
There is evidence that oral health is tied to heart disease, diabetes and HIV, but dental care is often separated from medical care.