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BMC
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White House Grants BMC $350,000 for Opioid Abuse Work

Despite catching flak for promising, then failing, to declare the opioid crisis a state of emergency, President Trump’s administration on Thursday re-upped its commitment to […]

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CVS Moves to Limit Length and Strength of Opioid Prescriptions

As opioid manufacturers and distributors come under increasing fire, a major New England pharmacy is doing its part to curtail the opioid crisis. CVS Health, […]

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Aaron Hernandez Had CTE, Boston University Confirms

Researchers have confirmed what many already suspected: Aaron Hernandez suffered from severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before he died. The family of the former Patriots […]

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Criticism of the GOP Healthcare Bill Just Keeps Piling Up

As the Graham-Cassidy bill, the last-ditch GOP effort to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), creeps closer to a potential Senate vote next week, opposition […]

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This Massachusetts City Just Won a National Health Award

It’s time for Chelsea to make some space in the trophy case. The waterfront city is one of eight recipients of this year’s Robert Wood […]

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Maura Healey Expands Opioid Manufacturer Investigation

Attorney General Maura Healey is expanding an investigation into dubious practices at major opioid manufacturers and distributors, in hopes of uncovering the truth about their […]

Kilachand Center
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BU Establishes Health and Science Research Center with Massive Donation

The largest gift in Boston University’s history helped establish a brand new facility dedicated to bridging the gap between life sciences, medicine, and engineering. Fueled […]

STEM
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Alex Guerrero
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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! […]

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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 […]

State of Obesity
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Mass. Has the Third-Lowest Obesity Rate in the Country

Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health release the State of Obesity report, a snapshot of health across the […]

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Pioneering Gene Therapy Will Be Available in Boston

The FDA made history Wednesday when it approved the United States’ first cell-based gene therapy. And, fittingly for a healthcare hub, the pioneering treatment will […]

Found in Translation
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Using Language, This Nonprofit Solves Two Social Problems at Once

Maria Vertkin got her first interpreting “job” long before she made it her career. Twice an immigrant by age 11, Vertkin—who was born in Russia […]