Stronger Returns Home for Premiere at Spaulding Rehab Hospital

When the red carpet rolled out for Stronger, the upcoming film based on the memoir by Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, it wasn’t at a […]

Genetic Testing

Ask the Expert: Should I Get Genetic Testing?

Welcome to our Ask the Expert series, in which our panel of health experts answers your wellness questions. Here, Tufts Medical Center’s Prianka Chawla breaks down genetic […]


BU Is Promoting Diversity in STEM Fields

In 2015, U.S. News and World Report found that diversity rates in STEM fields—that’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—had barely budged since 2001. Black and Latino […]


You Can Ask BU’s Public Health Dean Anything

In the wake of disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many of us feel helpless. We question how to help, what to do, and how […]


Life Alive Will Bring Healthy Eats to the Boston University Area

The Boston University area will soon enjoy a much-needed infusion of healthy eats. The popular vegetarian restaurant Life Alive, which already has locations in Cambridge, […]


The Answer to Public Health Crises Might Be in the Sewer

Newsha Ghaeli and Mariana Matus’ big idea doesn’t exactly sound glamorous—but it might just revolutionize the way we handle public health issues. Ghaeli, an MIT […]

Tone It Up

I Went to the Tone It Up Tour, and It Was Insane

I thought the line would never end. Surely I’m almost there, I kept thinking as I walked farther and farther down D Street. Surely it doesn’t […]


Five Boston Sports Leagues to Spice Up Your Workout Routine

Looking to spice up your everyday workout routine? Join the club.


22 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Monday, September 11   Rowing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace: Learn to row indoors before you head out on the Charles. Community Rowing will lead three […]

Eliza Shirazi

The Freedom in Failing: Coming to Terms with Fitness Setbacks

Eliza Shirazi, founder and creator of cardio kickboxing workout Kick It By Eliza, led a team up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro in July and raised $22,000 […]

Alex Guerrero

Tom Brady Just Dropped a New Brain Training Program

The field of “brain training” is controversial. The companies behind these allegedly cognition-boosting games, exercises, and puzzles market their products with lofty claims—Improve your memory! […]


Elizabeth Warren Pledges Support for Single-Payer Healthcare Bill

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are entering the healthcare battle together. Warren pledged her support for Sanders’ single-payer healthcare plan in an email sent to […]


There May (Someday) Be a Way to Reduce Redheads’ Risk of Skin Cancer

Boston University researchers may have found a way to someday protect redheads’ skin from melanoma—aside from heaping on piles of SPF 100. Redheads owe their […]

Mass General Hurricane Harvey

Mass General Staffers Are Helping Hurricane Victims

With Hurricane Irma set to hit Florida early next week and southern Texas still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Massachusetts General Hospital is lending a helping […]


Experimental Study Says Zika May Be Able to Treat Brain Cancer

A new study has some in the scientific community buzzing about a so-called “silver lining to Zika.” The paper, published Tuesday in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, […]