Think you’re fully covered for childbirth? Maybe not.


Having a baby is a common health event, yet insurance coverage isn’t always assured.

Full-time workers should move for 2 hours during shifts

“Walking meetings,’’ indoors or out, are a way to stay on your feet and moving at work.

Promising results for migraine prevention drugs

Three pharmaceutical companies have presented study results demonstrating the power of a new class of drugs.

Gearing up

Accessories fit for a summer on the run

Though jogging requires little equipment, conquering that long run can be much easier with the right gear.

My Workout: Shonda Schilling

Schilling, 47, mom, author, autism-awareness speaker details her fitness routine.

// Training program curbs campus rape

A new study, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, unveils a sexual-assault resistance training program.

Deep Breath

// Making the most of your vacation

Research confirms that vacations are great at relieving stress, bringing us back to ourselves, and even making us better employees.


// Changes in nighttime driving rules cut teen crashes

Massachusetts amended the state licensing program to set stricter penalties for nighttime driving.

Deep Breath

// Understanding stress and its signals

Lisa Feldman Barrett thinks we’ve long misunderstood how our brains work — and what’s going on when we’re stressed.

// Children with loved ones fighting cancer find support in Norwell group

To be a child whose parent, or grandparent, has cancer is to suddenly face adult worries. The Kid Support Program is there to help.

Falmouth race to allow virtual participants

For the first time, runners can experience a virtual version of the 7-mile course on their treadmills.

// The limits of stress-management apps

Phones are often the cause of our stress — but what if they could help us manage it instead?

My workout

// George Regan, 63, public relations executive

Public relations executive George Regan talks about his workout routine.

// Using bacteria to detect cancer in urine

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a test that accurately detects liver cancer in urine.

Deep breath

// Breaking the stress-headache link

For many stress and headaches are inextricably linked.

// Chinese medicinal plant may lead to obesity wonder drug

Thunder god plant could be potent obesity treatment.

Deep Breath

At the office, mental health first aid training

National Council for Behavioral Health runs a program called Mental Health First Aid for the Workplace, which aims to become as widespread as CPR training.

Gearing Up

// Tips on reducing cost of triathlon gear

Boston Triathlon’s Michael O’Neil finds many people are discouraged by the cost of gear. Here are some of recommendations for a lower-cost starter kit.

Gearing Up

// Putting your style on lacrosse gear

Young lacrosse players, from novice lax bros to high school stars, love customizing their gear to display their own style.

My workout

// Rachel Kaprielian’s fitness regimen

The regional director of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services talks about her fitness routine.

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.