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You Can Buy Surgical Tools Used by the Founder of Harvard Medical School

You could buy a piece of medical history this week—but it’ll cost you. Two Revolutionary War amputation kits used by Dr. John Warren, a Continental […]

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Four Years After Diagnosis, a Leukemia Survivor Meets the Donor Who Saved Her Life

When Mandy Manocchio-Putney was diagnosed with myeloid leukemia in 2013, doctors told her she’d need a stem cell transplant to survive. In the same breath, […]

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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 […]

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Boston Children’s, Harvard Medical School Launch Brain Research Center

The human brain is one of the most fascinating and complex topics in science. And now, a $10 million grant will allow Boston Children’s Hospital […]

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Tufts Medical Center Nurses Are Set to Strike This Month

Tufts Medical Center nurses are set to strike on July 12, unless 11th-hour negotiations succeed. Tufts nurses informed hospital CEO Michael Wagner of their decision […]

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Pete Frates’ Medical Care Will Be Covered for a Full Year

Pete Frates’ family can finally breathe a sigh of relief. A new ALS Association initiative will fund the Ice Bucket Challenge creator’s medical care for […]

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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 […]

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Why You Should Care About Medicaid Cuts

If you’ve been following the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the healthcare bill drafted in secret by a small group of Republican senators, you know […]

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This Local Company Wants to Revolutionize Concussion Diagnosis

A locally developed technology could help diagnose concussions in the blink of an eye. Boston-based SyncThink, which just won the $100,000 prize in MassChallenge’s inaugural […]

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In Heartfelt Blog Post, Mayor Walsh Denounces Senate Healthcare Bill

At last year’s Democratic National Convention, Mayor Marty Walsh made headlines for speaking publicly and candidly about his experience with alcohol abuse. And over the weekend, […]

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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 […]

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A “Day Shelter” Is Opening on Methadone Mile

Boston is doubling down on efforts to curtail the rampant drug use that has given the stretch of Massachusetts Avenue near Melnea Cass Boulevard its […]

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Boston Honors Trailblazing Black Doctor with Public Square

Boston city officials on Thursday dedicated a public square to Kenneth Edelin, the trailblazing doctor who became Boston Medical Center’s first black chief resident in […]

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Maura Healey Is Part of a National Opioid Manufacturer Investigation

A multi-state investigation could hold pharmaceutical companies partially responsible for the opioid crisis. A bipartisan group of attorneys general, including Massachusetts’ Maura Healey, is investigating […]

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This Local 17-Year-Old’s App Will Make You Happy

Asher Dale has three very good reasons to be happy. For one, the 17-year-old Newton native graduates from Waltham’s Gann Academy this weekend. For another, […]