For sick children, help with all of life’s complexities

Sofia, a 9-year-old with multiple medical problems and has been a patient in the Boston Medical Center program, works with therapist Colleen Burns.

A program at Boston Medical Center offers more than medical care, tackling the family and social issues that affect children’s health.

Q & A

Boston couple brings fitness to the masses

Goldie and Brogan Graham could be considered the first couple of the Boston fitness community.

Walk or run a 5k for a good cause

The Endure to Conquer 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19, in Reading.

Daily Dose

How to be slim by design

Eliminate kitchen clutter and comfortable kitchen seats, sit near the window at a restaurant, and chew mint gum at the grocery store.

Daily Dose

MIT competition could bring a better breast pump

The need to build a better breast pump led to the “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” Hackathon at the MIT Media Lab last weekend.

Daily Dose

Informed women more likely to skip prenatal testing

Some pregnant women might choose to skip non-invasive genetic testing if they are fully informed about the upsides and downsides.

Be Well

Brain structures differ among media multitaskers, study finds

Researchers at the University of Sussex in England performed fMRI brain scans on 75 adults to look at their gray matter

Health Answers

What is frontotemporal dementia, and is it inheritable?

FTD is a set of conditions that involve deterioration in the frontal and temporal lobes, areas of the brain important for decisions, behaviors, emotions, and language.

Malnourishment among elders undetected in ER

Many seniors who go to the emergency room may be suffering from poor nutrition. Now researchers are wondering what to do about it.

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


// The meningitis outbreak

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.