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 […]


Tufts and Nurses Have Reached a Post-Strike Deal

Five months ago, they walked off the job, triggering a five-day lockout and launching an historic strike—the first of its kind in 30 years. Now, they […]

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Boston University Dean Condemns Reported CDC Word Ban

Officials at Boston University are not taking the professed prohibition of certain words at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lightly. On Friday, the […]

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Massachusetts Pledges to Fund CHIP Despite Lack of Federal Money

Nearly 9 million children from working-class families across the country could soon be at risk of losing health insurance through the CHIP program if the […]

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Massachusetts Named Healthiest State in United States

Dust off your mantelpiece, Massachusetts, because we just won yet another national accolade. The Bay State—home to some of the top docs in the country—was […]

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Roundup: Holiday Runs for Worthy Causes around Boston

During the holiday season, it can be difficult to stay on your usual fitness routine. Between family responsibilities, festive meals, and gift shopping, it’s certainly a […]

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People Hospitalized for Opioid-Related Conditions Are Dying at Higher Rates

The mortality rate among people hospitalized for opioid-related conditions has quadrupled since 2000, according to a new study. Harvard Medical School researchers, whose work was […]


A Guide to Healthy Eating During the Holiday Season

Five Boston wellness pros share their secrets to enjoying without overindulging during the most wonderfully gluttonous time of the year.

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Here’s How the CVS-Aetna Merger Will Impact Consumers

CVS, purveyor of discount candy, last-minute birthday cards, and also pharmaceuticals, has agreed to buy the insurance company Aetna for the not-so-bargain-bin price of $69 […]

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Massachusetts Medical Society Drops Opposition to Physician Assisted Suicide

For some terminally ill patients, the news couldn’t come soon enough. The Massachusetts Medical Society over the weekend reversed its longstanding opposition to medical aid […]

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18 Healthy Things to Do In and Around Boston This Week

  Monday, Nov. 27 Island Vybe @ Black Market: Join Island Vybe Dance Fitness for the first class in an eight-week series. For a full […]


Top Doctors 2017

Eleven medical breakthroughs that could change the world—and save your life. Plus, our annual list of Boston’s top doctors.


Do You Believe in Miracles?

These Boston doctors do. From creating a cancer vaccine to stopping the spread of AIDS, they’re on a mission to save mankind—one medical moon shot at a time.


The End of Alzheimer’s?

MIT neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai is hoping to vanquish the disease with simple LEDs.


Life Time Wellness Clubs Are Offering Spartan Classes

If the word “Spartan” has you dreaming of matching your wits and strength against intense obstacle races involving fire, mud, and barbed wire, you might be interested […]