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Emily Kumler


The Case of the Patient Who Couldn’t Remember

A young patient suffered from symptoms similar to early-onset Alzheimer’s.


The Case of the Restless Sleeper

Dr. Paula Voinescu of Brigham and Women’s Hospital used a brand-new, state-of-the-art MRI machine to diagnose the cause of a patient’s seizures.


The Case of the Heart That Wouldn’t Tick Right

Can your hair texture determine your predisposition for a genetic heart disorder?


The Heroes Who Don’t Wear Uniforms

The Boston-based nonprofit Home Base is helping women who have lost their military partners to suicide, but funding is running out.

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Can Alzheimer’s Disease Be Prevented?

Research suggests those who are proactive may be able to reverse cognitive decline.

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Motherhood Shouldn’t Be Something to Fear

How one public health expert is fighting America’s maternal mortality crisis by giving voice to the people who matter the most.

pregnant woman with doctor

Do You Know Your Hospital’s C-Section Rate?

Where you deliver your bundle of joy could have the biggest impact on your birthing story.

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Women, Weed, and Sex: What You Need to Know

Research suggests marijuana may heighten women’s experience in the bedroom.


A Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

A recent study suggests there might be a better treatment for one of the world’s most common diseases—and (surprise!) it doesn’t come in a syringe.

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Should Women Be More Angry?

We’re predisposed to keep our frustration to ourselves. Here’s why we shouldn’t.

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Debunking the “Keto Crotch” Conspiracy

Is a popular diet to blame for a common personal-hygiene problem—or is it something else that stinks?

City Life

What Happens to the Marriage When Both People Conquer the Corner Office?

How five couples manage the messiness of love, work, and play.

The Owner Takes a Wife

Red Sox owner John Henry revealed a very different side of himself during his courtship of Linda Pizzuti.