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.
BOSTON — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has decided to stop his cancer treatment.
BOSTON — One of the country’s leading medical journals is withdrawing support for a Brigham and Women’s Hospital physician President Obama nominated to become the next surgeon general.
BOSTON — “Ether Dome,” a production run by The Huntington Theatre, explores a 1846 medical discovery in Boston that changed surgery forever.
BOSTON — How much money might hospitals lose during an Ebola-related quarantine? And will patients use hospitals that treat the virus? Insurance coverage would address those risks.
The state has a new website urging consumers to “get the deal on care.”
BOSTON — At this moment, in Massachusetts, the fear of Ebola may be more troubling than preparing for the possible cases.
BOSTON — A man who travels to Liberia is being held in isolation at a Boston hospital after experiencing Ebola like symptoms Sunday but doctors say he is not at high risk for the deadly virus. His case has given the public a closer look of how health officials in Boston have prepared to respond to Ebola scares.
A Boston-area pediatrician’s office hits new heights of desperate creativity with its new flu vaccine video.
A month before the new site is set to go live, an aide to Gov. Deval Patrick will update the Connector board, using numbers to bolster confidence that the roll-out will go smoothly.
Test the new health care shopping tool on your health insurer’s website, and tell us what you find.
For the first time, health care prices are public. Right this minute, if you have private health insurance, you can go to your health insurer’s website and find the price of everything from an office visit to an MRI to a Cesarean Section.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University is outlining details of the largest donation in the school’s 378-year history. The $350 million gift, in memory of a Hong Kong businessman, is to the Harvard School of Public Health.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s positions are built on a foundation of what he calls progressive values.
LANCASTER, Mass. — A woman from Worcester who fled conflict in Burundi will be honored at the White House Tuesday as a Champion of Change.
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.
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.