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Top Doctors 2017

Eleven medical breakthroughs that could change the world—and save your life. Plus, our annual list of Boston’s top doctors.

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

These Boston doctors do. From creating a cancer vaccine to stopping the spread of AIDS, they’re on a mission to save mankind—one medical moon shot at a time.

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The End of Alzheimer’s?

MIT neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai is hoping to vanquish the disease with simple LEDs.

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Top Dentists 2017: The Best Dentists in Greater Boston

Our first annual list of top dentists—from generalists to pediatric specialists—in the city and beyond. Carefully vetted and chosen by their peers, these 381 tooth experts have all your dental needs covered—so go ahead and smile.

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Top Doctors 2016: The Best Physicians in Boston

The best physicians in 60 specialties, how to live (almost) forever, and more.

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I Wanted Eternal Life

One night this past summer, I decided I didn’t want to die. Don’t worry. I’m not infected with a deadly pathogen, and as far as […]

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The Future of Aging

Brain The Problem: More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, that number could multiply to nearly 14 million. The Solution: […]

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I Got Over the Fear of Aging. I Turned 100.

Centenarians—people who live until at least 100—are considered models of healthy aging, thanks to their ability to delay or outlast disability and chronic conditions. In […]

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Six Easy Ways to Exercise Your Brain and Body

Exercise Your Brain Play Mind Games An August 2016 study from Mass General and Harvard says that practicing cognitive activities, such as reading, solving puzzles, […]

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I Tried to Freeze Time

A reluctant Southern transplant, I’ve been known to wear my wool hat right up until the Fourth of July. So when I got a call from […]

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Forever Young

The Cyber Human Neuroscientist Randal Koene is gunning to become the first person to upload his entire brain to a computer, translating every circuit and […]

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Boston’s Best Doctors: Top Docs 2015

Our annual guide to the best physicians in town, including a list of 647 doctors, a guide to Boston’s top hospitals, and the story of one man’s fight against TB.

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Can KJ Seung Change How the World Treats Tuberculosis?

KJ Seung has chased one of history’s most prolific killers across the globe, from Peru to Lesotho to North Korea. Can he change how the world treats tuberculosis?

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The U.S. Surgeon General Got Married This Past Weekend

Vivek Murthy and Alice Chen got married in California this past weekend, in a gorgeous multi-cultural ceremony attended by a who’s who of the Boston and […]

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Top Docs Q&A: Joshua Hirsch

This post is part of our Top Docs Q&A series where we ask a physician who was selected as one of our Top Docs questions […]