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The impossible cost of health care in Appalachia: $40,000 for a single ambulance ride. We take a look at the cost of health care consolidation in rural America.
Listen to this trailer of WBUR's new podcast, "Food, We Need To Talk," to get a sense of its journey toward eating better and, most importantly, feeling better about it.
The new data marks the first time the state Department of Health has linked illnesses to vaping products bought at dispensaries.
Some 35,000 Massachusetts residents will lose access to food stamps as a result of a new Trump administration rule. It's counterproductive, writes Erin McAleer, and it’s also cruel.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Duke University are testing a novel strategy that might - finally - lead to an HIV vaccine.
Biogen's new analysis of its Alzheimer's drug supports its claim that the drug can slow mental decline in the early disease stages.
A Trump administration proposal could cause millions of low-income people to lose access to food stamps in the long run.
New documents show that Purdue Pharma employees and outside parties expressed concern over the drug maker's role in the opioid crisis.
A roundtable of health experts including William Hsiao, Steffie Woolhandler and John McDonough joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to discuss.
As children learn the painful lesson that human nature is complicated, we also want to preserve their hope and capacity to trust and to dream, write Robert Brooks and Nancy...
Mary Pipher, a 71-year-old psychologist, has a message for women of her generation: "Happiness is a choice and a set of skills." She lays out the road map.
In part one of our look at Canada's universal health care system through the province of Nova Scotia, we heard from doctors about the issues. In this second part, we...
Men and anxiety. New studies show that men don’t experience or express anxiety in the same way as women. That could be affecting men’s access to treatment.
Sen. Bernie Sanders' push for Medicare for All often cites Canada as a model. But, in Nova Scotia, many residents encounter a system strained by a lack of access to...
A new podcast explores the world of caregiving – from those who do the caring, to those who are cared for, and the health care policy issues that surround it....
Experts estimate that 10 million Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD.
WBUR's Morning Edition is taking a look at health care -- not in the U.S., but in Canada. Part one looks at how a lack of providers in the province...
Last month San Francisco enacted a ban on city employee travel and contracts with companies based in Massachusetts and 21 other states, citing restrictive abortion laws.
Banning flavored vape products doesn't directly help children who are already addicted.
The mutation causes what doctors call precocious puberty.