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The Chart: Local Health and Science News You Missed This Week

Welcome to the Chart, a weekly series that briefs you on interesting happenings in the local health, science, and research scene. Here’s what you missed […]

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A “Day Shelter” Is Opening on Methadone Mile

Boston is doubling down on efforts to curtail the rampant drug use that has given the stretch of Massachusetts Avenue near Melnea Cass Boulevard its […]

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Boston Honors Trailblazing Black Doctor with Public Square

Boston city officials on Thursday dedicated a public square to Kenneth Edelin, the trailblazing doctor who became Boston Medical Center’s first black chief resident in […]

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Maura Healey Is Part of a National Opioid Manufacturer Investigation

A multi-state investigation could hold pharmaceutical companies partially responsible for the opioid crisis. A bipartisan group of attorneys general, including Massachusetts’ Maura Healey, is investigating […]

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This Local 17-Year-Old’s App Will Make You Happy

Asher Dale has three very good reasons to be happy. For one, the 17-year-old Newton native graduates from Waltham’s Gann Academy this weekend. For another, […]

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Who Is John Flannery, GE’s New CEO?

As of August 1, there will be a new General Electric CEO in town. News broke Monday that Jeff Immelt, the company’s CEO of 16 […]

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An MGH Resident Is One of NASA’s Astronaut Recruits

After serving as a Navy SEAL, graduating from Harvard Medical School, and becoming a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]

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Doctor’s Lawsuit Over Medical Aid in Dying Takes Important Step Forward

Earlier this year, a retired physician from Falmouth named Roger Kligler penned an emotional essay for Boston, explaining his decision to sue the state of Massachusetts […]

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This Device Promises Drug-Free Pain Relief

What if there were an alternative to pain pills? Quell, a small device worn around the calf, promises just that. The device, which attaches to […]

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Mass. Police Are Carrying Naloxone for Their Dogs

For years, Boston’s first responders have carried the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone. But the drug isn’t only useful for humans—it can also aid dogs who […]

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Three Local Fitness Instructors Are Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Charity

Fitness instructor Eliza Shirazi will soon trade high kicks for high altitude. Shirazi, creator of the ultra-popular, kickboxing-inspired class Kick It by Eliza, is climbing […]

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Two Mass General Doctors Wrote a Complete Guide to Dealing with Cancer

David Ryan and Vicki Jackson, both doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, noticed a trend. “I’d get these phone calls from all my friends and family […]

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Mayor Walsh Says GOP Health Plan Would Put Millions in Jeopardy

On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored the revised American Health Care Act (AHCA), the GOP’s proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Founder’s Family Needs Help with His Medical Bills

Last year, news broke that the Ice Bucket Challenge—the viral fundraiser for ALS research—actually worked, financing a breakthrough study led by a UMass Medical School […]

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Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts to Health and Science Agencies

The health and science community is reeling after the release of President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, which contains deep cuts to Medicaid, the NIH, the […]