Health News


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 […]

Jonny Kim

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Eliza Shirazi

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 […]


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 […]


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). […]

Pete Frates

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 […]

The White House

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 […]


A Robot Allows This 11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor to Go to School

Philip Lippolis is an upbeat fourth grader at Walpole’s Boyden Elementary School. He loves science, and swears he enjoys going to school each and every […]


This Is Why You Keep Hearing About Gypsy Moths

If you’ve been seeing headlines about gypsy moths and you’re not sure why, read on. We put together a quick primer on these pests, as […]


Two New Shelters Are Coming to Boston

In 2014, Boston’s homeless population was left reeling by the closure of the Long Island Bridge, and the ensuing evacuation of the island’s shelter. Nearly three […]


Obama Drug Czar Slams Trump’s Proposed Drug Control Cuts

After two years at the helm of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Michael Botticelli has found both a homecoming and a new […]


Would a Soda Tax Be Good for Massachusetts?

Soon, you might need some extra change when you hit the vending machine. That’s because Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed a tax on sugary drinks such […]