Past experience tells us there will be a period of intense focus on the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, then, a gradual fading of attention, leaving survivors to ask: now...
The challenge of climate change prevention is getting people to notice the catastrophe that has not happened.
As people with HIV/AIDS age, they face unique and complex risks that health care providers must become better prepared to address.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not been allowed to collect data on gun violence in America. The dean of the Boston University School of Public Health hopes...
Science suggests healthy eating is needed for weight loss. So why do taxpayers subsidize junk food?
With increased investment and strategic management, we have a shot at a cure for cancer.
Thousands of teens who live nowhere near their school rise as early as 5:30 in the morning in order to get to school on time.
On April 12, the landmark Massachusetts health care law turns 10 years old. The law, which is better known as Romneycare, became a model for the federal reform.
Two epidemics. Thousands of deaths. So why aren't our leaders attacking these crises with equal urgency, funding and legislation?
Lactivists insist that they are providing “support,” but a close look indicates that it is more like bullying.
In medical ethics, a matter of language separates life from death. So why do some families release their loves ones, while others cling to hope?
I felt helpless and vulnerable, my heart broken for the survivors who endured the same discomfort in silence.
The Prouty Garden has become a truly sacred space, consecrated by young lives lost and many more reclaimed there. It now faces demolition to make space for a new clinical...
My husband and I asked ourselves: How do we want life in our 70s to be?
It is hard to imagine a reliable journalist who would write about “cancer” without specifying a particular type of cancer. Why do it with diabetes?
The health concerns are real. But science should supplant our fear, and evidence -- not emotion -- be our guide.
An aging couple searches for the balance between medicating conditions and tolerating them.
It’s ridiculous that these heavy-toned medical warnings are aimed only at one gender. Two people enjoy sex together, but only one is responsible for pregnancy?
Hospitals are phasing out the routine use of newborn nurseries. But what about exhausted postpartum mothers desperate for a few hours of sleep?
Patient satisfaction surveys are on the rise, but there has to be a better way to administer them.