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Teaching Young Men A Culture Of Consent

In light of the Stanford rape case, we ask, what are we teaching young men about privilege and consent?

The six New England governors met to discuss strategies to deal with the opioid addiction problem in all their states. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Vermont Governor On FDA’s Role In Opioid Epidemic

Six governors from around New England gathered at Harvard Medical School to discuss the opioid epidemic.

Senator-elect Ed Markey gives a thumbs-up while speaking at the Massachusetts state Democratic Convention in Lowell, Mass., Saturday, July 13, 2013. (AP)

Federal, Local Officials Gather In Boston To Discuss Fentanyl Crisis

A medical examiner confirmed that pop music icon Prince died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl.

CommonHealth: Guideline Changes And Controversy Over Aspirin-A-Day Regimens

Many doctors are questioning whether taking a daily aspirin is really worth the risks.

A young couple takes a stroll in New York City in 1961. (Dan Grossi/AP)

In The Age Of Texting And Tinder, Is Dating Dead?

Workers are told that they have to be “flexible” in their careers, that they should expect nothing more than short-term gigs in the current job market. So, is it any surprise that they bring the same approach to the dating market?

Thomas Manning gives a thumbs up after asked how he was feeling following the first penis transplant in the U.S. (Sam Riley/Mass General Hospital/AP)

First Penis Transplant In U.S. Performed at Mass. General Hospital

At Massachusetts General Hospital Monday, a team of doctors announced that they’ve performed the first penis transplant in the U.S.

A simulation doll of a very young child lying on a hospital bed in the ICU simulation room. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

CommonHealth: In Age Of Medical Simulation, Is ‘See One, Do One, Teach One’ Still Relevant?

There’s a phrase that many patients might find terrifying, but it’s familiar to anyone who’s gone through medical training: “See one, do one, teach one.”

Old pipes, like these from Galesburg, Ill. have lead to tainted water in Mass. (Seth Perlman/AP)

Lead Exposure Possible At Some Boston Public Schools

Two Boston Public School employees are on administrative leave as officials work to figure why some school water fountains were activated before water testing was finished.

The biggest health care news of 2015 didn't come from Congress or the White House -- it came from the Supreme Court. The Court upheld a key component of the Affordable Care Act. (Don Ryan/AP)

New Study Finds Patients Who ‘Shop Around’ For Health Care Don’t Pay Less

Under Massachusetts law, patients should be able to find out in advance how much a medical procedure will cost. But, does that lower health care prices?

Mass. Statistics Show Opioid Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise

The opioid crisis in Massachusetts continued to worsen in 2015, with more people succumbing to overdoses, according to the latest quarterly snapshot from the state Department of Public Health.

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