Blanket recommendations for cancer screening do more harm than good, write doctors Ben Mazer and John Mandrola.
I missed the cancer cells on my 42-year-old patient, causing her diagnosis to be delayed, writes Dr. Vinita Parkash. My patient eventually died of her cancer.
State officials would like Medicaid to work more like private insurance, writes Rich Barlow.
Many people are still dying of HIV, writes Dr. Shiva Saboori. They are just doing so invisibly and unreported in the media.
The public health community needs to collaborate with journalists, write three interdisciplinary colleagues from Boston University, to increase the visibility and relevance of gun violence research.
What continues to be omitted from the discussion, writes Dr. Bachaar Arnaout, is the effective treatment that we already have but is inadequately provided to those who need it.
State Senate Democrats’ health care overhaul must expand dental insurance, writes Pranav Reddy.
Until we are ready to work towards making the acceptable unacceptable, there are, in reality, no “lone” gunmen, writes Sandro Galea. They are abetted by the society they attack.
Trump’s words matter because they pave the way for making the unacceptable -- nuclear war -- acceptable, writes Sandro Galea. Instead, our pursuit of public health might inform our pursuit...
The stunning news regarding the state of Hernandez's brain complicates his story, writes Steve Almond, just as it should complicate our moral relationship to football.
Rather than building on what other nations have successfully done, Sanders has taken a running leap off the dock of reality, writes Rich Barlow.
Parents, have your elevator speech ready, writes Nancy Rappaport.
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...
"I know," I think, when my patients describe the aches in their chests, the fevered and long nights, writes Dr. Claire Ankuda. It is futile to attempt to fix the...
A letter writer struggles with the ethics of what to disclose and when.
Language matters, writes Lawrence Jack Cohen. Let’s eliminate the words "scandal" and "molestation" from all of our discussions of sexual assault.
The Senate voted down “repeal” and the GOP’s “repeal and replace” health care plan while teens in Boston caught a major oversight in TD Garden’s operation. All that and more...
Hinda Mandell was so excited about an unexpected moment of quiet in the car, she dubbed it her "carcation." But then, the mishaps mothers all know began.
Football doesn’t have a concussion problem, or even a violence problem. It has a physics and physiology problem, writes Steve Almond. The human brain wasn’t meant to absorb thousands of...
A mother worries that she’s worrying too much about her son and the bad decisions he might make.