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 governors spoke to an international conference of physicians who prescribe or study opioids and urged them to reduce prescribing on their own.
Bedford’s is one of 67 VA Pain Schools across the country. Through the schools, the VA is trying to shift the way patients think about pain.
The FDA has approved the implant, but the debate over how effective it will be and whether insurers will cover its $4,950 price tag continues.
The consensus deal announced Wednesday includes some more money for community hospitals — at least $20 to $25 million a year, divided between several dozen hospitals.
A drug company is touting the benefits of a new implant designed to deliver a continuous dose of an existing and popular opioid treatment drug.
The center brings together services including primary care, hormone therapy and mental health support as well as chest and facial reconstruction procedures. Its creation reflects a shift within mainstream medicine about how to treat transgender patients.
They’ve created a device the size of a refrigerator that can turn out 1,000 pills in just 24 hours. It’s a whole new way to make drugs, but questions about cost and safety remain.
There’s a lot of attention on bathrooms in the debate about transgender rights. The next battleground may be locker rooms, basketball courts and soccer fields. For high school students, the debate centers on Title IX, the federal law that bans discrimination based on gender.
‘Can’t Imagine Life Without It’: 10 Years After Mass. Health Reform, Residents Speak About Law’s ImpactApril 12, 2016
We hear from Massachusetts residents on the how the state’s landmark health care law has affected their lives, including several who did not have insurance before the law’s passage.
The uninsured rate and emergency room visits are down, but health care spending is up. Here are 12 facts and figures.
With just 7.6 percent of the vote in South Carolina, Kasich finished in fifth place.
At Pine Street Inn in Boston, for instance, winter demand is up more than 20 percent in two years.
CEO Heather Campion’s departure comes after months of turmoil at the library and the foundation.
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.
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 the […]
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.