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Found in Translation
Wellness

Using Language, This Nonprofit Solves Two Social Problems at Once

Maria Vertkin got her first interpreting “job” long before she made it her career. Twice an immigrant by age 11, Vertkin—who was born in Russia […]

Jerry Remy
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The Red Sox and NESN Will Honor Jerry Remy on Sunday

Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees game will begin with much fanfare, as NESN and the Red Sox celebrate Fenway fixture Jerry Remy’s 30 years, and 3,900 games, […]

Solar Eclipse
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How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Eyes

It’s been nearly a century since Americans from coast to coast got a glimpse of a solar eclipse—which is why the one happening August 21 […]

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A BMC Doctor Saved a Woman’s Life on an Airplane

The story sounds like a plot line ripped from Grey’s Anatomy. On a Friday evening flight from Boston to Minneapolis, Anil Punjabi heard a flight attendant […]

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The Face2Gene App May Help Diagnose Rare Diseases

You might not recognize the name Moti Shniberg, but he could recognize you. Shniberg developed a facial recognition and tagging technology that he eventually sold […]

John Kerry
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John Kerry Rode in the Pan-Mass Challenge This Year

Over the weekend, more than 6,000 cyclists hit the streets to brave the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a 46-town-long bike-a-thon that benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Amidst […]

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In Sandwich, First Responders Are Tackling a Hidden Consequence of the Opioid Crisis

Just a few weeks ago, Sandwich police responded to a call that has become all too typical: A gas station patron found an unconscious man […]

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Opioid Commission Urges Trump to Declare State of Emergency

The White House commission dedicated to fighting opioid abuse is calling on President Trump to declare a federal state of emergency around the epidemic. “The […]

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The Chart: Local Health and Science News You Missed This Week

Surgery’s for the slugs. Surgical patients of the future may owe a lot to slugs. Jianyu Li, a materials scientist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for […]

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Charlie Baker Is Taking a Strong Stance on Healthcare

A bipartisan group of governors—including our own Charlie Baker—is speaking out against the “flawed” healthcare bill making its way through the Senate. In a letter […]

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Mass. Could Be Among the States Hit Hardest by an ACA Repeal

It’s by now common knowledge that the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)—the Republican healthcare bill that may or may not go before a vote Tuesday—would […]

Aaron Berkowitz
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How One BWH Doctor Is Improving Health Equity, One Patient at a Time

There are 120 neurologists working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). In the entire nation of Haiti, there is only one. Two, if you count […]

Liver
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The Chart: Local Health and Science News You Missed This Week

Welcome to the Chart, a weekly series that briefs you on interesting happenings in the local health, science, and research scene. Here’s what you missed […]

MNA
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Startling Image Shows the Realities of Violence Against Healthcare Providers

Just a few days after its strike at Tufts Medical Center came to a close, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) is calling attention to another issue […]

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The Chart: Local Health and Science News You Missed This Week

A local family fights for Medicaid. Tom Geraci and his family know the importance of Medicaid all to well. Geraci—who is legally blind and on […]