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Boston Hospitals Fined $1 Million for How They Handled Health Info for an ABC Show

Three Massachusetts hospitals settled for a combined $1 million for the way they handled access to patients’ medical information on the ABC TV show “Save My Life: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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Partners Healthcare Is Laying Off 100 Employees and Outsourcing the Work to India

Partners Healthcare, which is Massachusetts’ largest employer and oversees some of its most renowned hospitals, is laying off 100 coders and outsourcing their jobs to workers […]

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Partners HealthCare Reveals Data Breach

Hospitals are supposed to fix what ails you, but some Partners HealthCare patients are now dealing with a massive headache. On Monday, the nonprofit health […]

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Why Are Boston’s Nurses So Damn Angry?

Boston leads the world when it comes to healthcare. So why are our caregivers so damn angry?

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One Drug May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, and Lung Cancer

It’s a finding that sounds almost too good to be true: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) research suggests that a single drug could cut a […]

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Buyouts May Save Brigham and Women’s from Widespread Layoffs

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) looks likely to avoid widespread layoffs, thanks to voluntary workforce reduction measures taken earlier this year. In April, the hospital […]

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital to Offer Voluntary Layoffs to Employees

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) will offer voluntary layoffs to staff members, just a few months after extending buyouts to 1,600 employees. According to an […]

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How One BWH Doctor Is Improving Health Equity, One Patient at a Time

There are 120 neurologists working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). In the entire nation of Haiti, there is only one. Two, if you count […]

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Economic Stress May Affect a Baby in the Womb, Study Says

Pregnancy can be a stressful time for any expectant mother. But significant socioeconomic stress during pregnancy may have lasting effects on a baby’s health, according to […]

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Your Immune System May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Though there’s a lot we don’t know about Alzheimer’s, researchers are getting closer to understanding its origins. Within the past year alone, the neurodegenerative disease […]

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Amy Reed, Patient Advocate, Dies at 44

In the March 2016 issue of Boston magazine, I told the story of Amy Reed, a young Penn-trained physician and mother of six who in 2013 went […]