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.
The state requires that patients are provided the cost of a service within two business days of a request. However, a new study from the Pioneer Institute shows that prices are rarely provided readily.
Scientists at the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology aim to reinvent the drug development process as they work to find treatments for diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
There were 23 opioid overdose deaths recorded for Everett in 2014. That number, based on the residence of the deceased, is more than four times higher than the five overdose deaths recorded for Everett in 2013.
The initially reported number was 1,008 overdose deaths. Now, it’s 1,256. That’s nearly four people a day statewide.
Now at the 25 year mark, disability advocates are celebrating and mapping their next steps. In Boston, about 2,000 people walked or rolled to Boston Common for a parade, speeches, music, dancing and crafts.
Inside a 13,000-square-foot warehouse, more than a thousand pot plants grow at one of the state’s first legal pot farms.
Symptom checkers — those tools that let you enter information and then produce a diagnosis — are accurate about half of the time, a Harvard study finds.
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.
“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.
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.