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.
Dr. Neel Shah will study how the design of a maternity ward affects C-section rates at 12 hospitals around the country.
Over the first nine months of 2015, three-quarters of the confirmed overdose deaths in the state were men.
At Pine Street Inn in Boston, for instance, winter demand is up more than 20 percent in two years.
The public-private partnership wants to make Massachusetts a hub for the growing digital health sector.
The state’s first dispensary opened in Salem in June. There are now four dispensaries up and running in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts’ opioid crisis continued to be a major story of 2015. WBUR’s Martha Bebinger joined Deborah Becker on Morning Edition to discuss the issue.
CEO Heather Campion’s departure comes after months of turmoil at the library and the foundation.
The study found no benefit in preventing death for the mother or infant when C-section rates rise above approximately 19 percent.
The state is planning to ease medical marijuana testing standards that dispensaries say are too strict and not realistic.
Walsh’s proposal would cover all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes.
A Tale Of 2 Hospital Visits: How The Cost Of Care Can Vary Dramatically Depending On Where You’re TreatedNovember 18, 2015
After receiving almost the exact same care at two different hospitals, this patient was stunned when she received both bills on the same day.
Boston EMS data shows that the peak times for overdose calls was between 2 and 4 p.m. It also shows that most deaths were recorded between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on a Tuesday or Saturday.
Dell, known for personal computers, is buying Hopkinton-based EMC in a sale valued at $67 billion.
Hillary Clinton says the federal government must do a better job of regulating opiate painkillers during a forum on substance abuse in Boston Thursday.
The library’s long-time and widely respected director, Tom Putnam, is the latest in a string of departures that coincide with the tenure of Heather Campion, the CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
“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.
support wbur today 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 […]
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.