When something medically goes wrong

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Each year in Massachusetts hospitals, hundreds of patients are injured because of serious medical errors and other safety problems.

Health events

Let’s Talk About Food Festival focuses on healthy eating

The third Let’s Talk About Food Festival is slated for Sept, 26 and 27 in Copley Square.

Daily dose

Study links antidepressant use during pregnancy to higher ADHD risk

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital provides some comforting news, at least on the autism front.

Daily dose

E-cigarettes should be used as last resort to quit

Electronic cigarettes present a conundrum for public health officials.

Peter Frates was showered with ice water at Fenway last month.

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Daily Dose

Will money raised from Ice Bucket Challenges yield cure for ALS?

One wonders whether the $94 million donated to the ALS Association will provide a shot at curing the disease.

New studies erase traumatic memories in mice

A growing body of work shows that, at least in rodents, triggering brain circuits can alter remembrance.

Health Answers

What are the health consequences of uterine fibroids?

It’s thought that most women will have at least one fibroid in their lifetime.

Be Well

Weight loss surgery could boost brain power

A study examined 17 obese women’s cognitive and memory skills before and after surgery.

Daily Dose with Deborah Kotz


Kotz reports on the latest consumer health news and advice including fitness, new treatments, nutrition, and more.

Continuing Globe coverage


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Globe coverage of the national outbreak linked to a Framingham compounding pharmacy.

Special section: Mass. health care law

Massachusetts health care law

Here you will find coverage of the law’s provisions, the debate that led to its enactment, Romney’s role in its passage, and what’s happened in Massachusetts since the law passed.