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.
Transgender medicine is a concept that is just now taking shape. Two professors offer these tips for nurses and doctors.
So the new site works and that, by itself is a success, say some people who’ve struggled to enroll or help residents do so for the past year. But lots of people are asking why — when the state has spent $254 million between the old, failed site and this new one — they are still having so much trouble signing up for a health plan.
Saturday is the first day of open enrollment via the Health Connector.
BOSTON — John Welch, a nurse anesthetist at Boston Children’s Hospital is one of the small, but growing number of doctors, nurses and lab workers from Boston traveling to West Africa to help fight the Ebola crisis.
Judge Janet Sanders grilled attorneys over whether consumers and the state would benefit from Partners’ expansion deal.
BOSTON — Steward Health Care says it is losing nearly $20 million a year at the hospital — it just doesn’t have enough patients.
BOSTON — 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.
Six Massachusetts hospitals have formed a collaborative system to handle Ebola patients, even though there have been no Ebola cases in the state and public health officials say the risk is “extremely low.”
BOSTON — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s imprint is on dozens of multi-million dollar initiatives around the city. But it’s also everywhere in Readville, the section of Hyde Park where Menino, who passed away Thursday at 71, was born, raised his own children, and was called Tommy as often as he was called mayor.
BOSTON — Where do the gubernatorial candidates stand on some of the key concerns in health care? Here’s a summary of Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker’s plans.
Gov. Deval Patrick says Massachusetts will not follow New York, New Jersey and Illinois in requiring a three-week quarantine for health care workers and others who have had contact with Ebola-stricken patients.
Partners HealthCare CEO Dr. Gary Gottlieb will leave next summer to lead Partners in Health, the global health organization founded by Dr. Paul Farmer and now active in the battle against Ebola.
BOSTON — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has decided to stop his cancer treatment.
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.