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Kirsten Hano, a 54-year-old former advertising executive, was diagnosed in November with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. She is hoping that the FDA approves Biogen's controversial drug aducanumab, which would be the first new medicine for Alzheimer's in nearly two decades

As FDA decides on Biogen drug for Alzheimer’s, patients and families hold out hope

The FDA is scheduled to announce a decision on aducanumab by Monday in one of its most closely watched rulings in years. The backstory of the drug, intended to delay cognitive decline in the early phase of Alzheimer’s disease, has been marked by soaring hopes and disheartening setbacks.

A person walk towards JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.

JPMorgan launches new venture to again grapple with health care

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is taking another shot at trying to make health care less expensive for companies and better for workers.

Fund-raiser to support COVID-19 relief in India raises $1.35 million

Donations from about 50 people will allow the American India Foundation to purchase about 1,350 oxygen concentrators.

A rendering of the outpatient surgery center that Mass General Brigham is planning to build in Westborough.

Mass General Brigham’s plan for surgical centers in suburbs stirs controversy

An ambitious expansion plan by Mass General Brigham for Westborough, Westwood, and Woburn has set off a fight about the future of outpatient health care in Massachusetts. Competitors worry that the already dominant health care provider could become even more powerful.

Medical employees and others make their way across Brookline Avenue. A study of Longwood Medical Area's growth suggests transit improvements might benefit the area.

In Longwood Medical Area, jobs were being added about twice as fast as in the state overall

The Longwood Medical Area has come a long way from the days when Boston Children’s Hospital set up shop on Huntington Avenue with 60 beds and a herd of cows to provide kids with tuberculosis-free milk.

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Transmission electron micrograph of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle (UK B.1.1.7 variant), isolated from a patient sample and cultivated in cell culture. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID

We know a lot about Covid-19. Experts have many more questions

More than two dozen virologists, epidemiologists, and others responded to STAT's question about what they still most wanted to know.

Boston, MA -- 03/16/21 -- The cover of the summary report of the review hearing for Jospeh Messere, is seen on March 16, 2021, provided by his attorney David Apfel.(Kayana Szymczak for STAT)

Cement Head’s last fight: He was denied parole six times — until he was about to become a Covid-19 statistic

In lawyers' view, the Department of Correction was trying to make it seem like it had fewer Covid-19 deaths on its hands than it really did.

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Troubling podcast puts JAMA, the ‘voice of medicine,’ under fire for its mishandling of race

Critics say editors have asked authors to scrub the term racism from their articles even as they publish others that include racist notions.