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.
Data we’ve collected from Massachusetts hospitals on C-section rates and four other childbirth quality measures show there are big differences in hospital quality across the state.
Use this interactive map to compare Massachusetts hospitals that perform deliveries on five childbirth quality measures.
Transgender patients say they need to build their own databases because there is little, if any, medical research to help guide their care.
The first health care costs trends report from Attorney General Maura Healey takes stock of behavioral health benefits and the low health insurance pay rate for these services in Massachusetts.
“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.
The court ruled that Americans who buy coverage through health care exchanges run by the federal government can continue to receive subsidies.
We visit Salem, where the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened Wednesday.
“Opioid addiction is a health care issue that knows no boundaries across age, race, class or demographics,” Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday when he announced recommendations to combat the opioid addiction epidemic in the state.
The waiver allows a dispensary in Salem to open, but for limited sales.
Martha Bebinger buys Naloxone, which temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose and restores breathing.
And the total price tag for the updated website, which is still riddled with problems, could top $300 million.
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.
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.
Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has decided to stop his cancer treatment.
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.