A personal description of one woman’s struggle getting off oxycodone after surgery. A dramatic increase over the years in the sale of prescription painkillers has led to a rise in the number of addictions nationwide.
Oldways, a Cambridge non-profit, recommends ethnic-based traditional eating for better health.
Exploring Bride Anxiety
CommonHealth podcast on two recent stories: sex after cancer and cystic fibrosis
People around the world react to news that the U.S. has killed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
If someone is a super-picky or super-healthy eater, is it an eating disorder?
Podcast Friday: Elizabeth Taylor; Health Care’s ‘Foot Soldiers’ Make House Calls; Craigslist Kidney DonationMarch 25, 2011
Note to readers: You can download this podcast, or you can just click on the play button at bottom left to listen now. This week we discuss the late acting legend Elizabeth Taylor’s contributions to AIDS awareness; explore an experiment using health workers who make house calls to help needy patients in all kinds of […]
Yep, it’s about that time…Podcast Friday! This week we have two big stories: Reform 2011: Gov. Deval Patrick announced his plan to overhaul the Massachusetts health care system. He’s proposing going from a system that rewards doctors based on the quantity of services to one that emphasizes quality and integrated care. But will his proposal […]
What to make of a study that finds a healthy waist size may be bigger for black women.
After 30 years, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down from office. Much like the start of the uprising, reaction is pouring in on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
CommonHealth blog hosts Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman discuss the top health stories of the week.
Snow accumulation totals continue to climb as the nor’easter continues to bring high wind gusts and heavy bands of snow across the New England region. We take a look at the projected total snowfall accumulation in parts of Massachusetts.
Scroll down to see how people all over the world are commemorating World AIDS Day.
WBUR-FM received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow journalism award for overall excellence. WBUR joins NBC News, CBS News Radio and other media organizations in receiving the award.
Starting Sept. 30, 2010 it’s illegal to send and read text messages while driving in Massachusetts. Drivers caught texting or scanning the Internet on a cellphone could face a $100 fine for the first offense. A quick FAQ on the details of the new Safe Driving Law.