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Shalane Flanagan

Shalane Flanagan Will Return to the New York City Marathon This Year

Maybe for professional athletes, claiming retirement is a bluff to throw off the competition. Maybe it’s just hard to turn off the competitive drive. Or maybe they […]

Mass General

Massachusetts General Hospital Ranks Fourth in Nation Across All Specialties

The Best Hospitals ranking came out this week from U.S. News & World Report, and Boston healthcare has made multiple lists. But the highest rank might have […]


Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center Ranks No. 4 in the Nation

When it comes to health care in the Hub, we certainly have no shortage. But what we also have in abundance is good healthcare. And by good, we mean […]

Dr. Michael Apkon

Tufts Medical Center Names Michael Apkon as New CEO

Tufts Medical Center is getting a new driver in the front seat. The hospital announced today that Dr. Michael Apkon will become the next chief […]


Partners Healthcare to Provide Transportation for Patients Through New Service Circulation

One of the biggest barriers to proper healthcare is not what you might think. According to the National Academy of Sciences, each year, 4 million Americans miss […]


Tufts Medical Center Completes Its 500th Heart Transplant

When Frank Lalli, 61, of Portsmouth, RI came in for his heart transplant on June 6, he was probably more concerned about his health than […]


Aly Raisman Is Named Newest Partner For Good by Eastern Bank

In an event to celebrate Eastern Bank’s 200th anniversary last night at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Aly Raisman was announced as the newest […]


New Study Shows Many Breast Cancer Patients Don’t Need Chemo

Chemotherapy can save lives, but while it destroys the bad cells invading the body, it is also a toxin to the good ones. The decision […]

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Found Guilty of Retaliating against Nurse

A jury awarded a Haitian-American nurse $28 million after finding Brigham and Women’s Hospital guilty of retaliating against her on Wednesday. The nurse, Gessy Toussaint, […]


A Case of Typhoid Fever Was Reported at a Quincy Daycare

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a case of typhoid fever has been found at Bright Horizons daycare in North Quincy and the daycare […]

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Two Black Nurses Are Suing Brigham and Women’s Hospital for Discrimination

Brigham and Women’s Hospital will head to Suffolk Superior Court in Boston this week over allegations that the hospital discriminated against black nurses. Nirva Berthold, […]


Thousands of Athletes Received Medical Attention at the 2018 Boston Marathon

Updated at 12:05 p.m. A total of 2,785 runners received medical attention during the 122nd Boston Marathon, according to updated statistics released by the Boston Athletic Association. […]

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Opioid-Related Hospitalizations Decline in Massachusetts

Though opioid-related emergency department visits rose 30 percent nationwide over the course of a year, the numbers tell a different story in parts of New […]

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16 Healthy Things to Do in Boston This Week

Monday, February 26 Barre Rave: Studio U is giving Barre a nightlife spin. This full-body workout takes place in a dark room with black lights. […]


A Shortage of IV Fluid Is Hitting Massachusetts Hospitals

  A shortage of bags containing IV fluid touched off by hurricane damage in Puerto Rico has hit hospitals around the country, and institutions like […]