A New Way to Prevent Lyme Disease?

October 12, 2015, 3:13 PM

Massachusetts is one of the top states in the country for Lyme Disease. Now, researchers are developing a new treatment that could prevent it altogether.


MGH Addiction Specialist Defends 12-Step Programs

April 07, 2014, 10:28 AM
A man holds a chip AA members receive to mark sobriety. (Bernardo Fuller/Flickr)

Last week, Radio Boston featured an interview with the author of “The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry.” MGH addiction recovery specialist, Dr John Kelly, joins us to respond.


A Mass. Perspective On Obamacare Woes

October 25, 2013, 2:34 PM
President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. Obama acknowledged that the widespread problems with his health care law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

An architect of Massachusetts’ health care reform helps us understand what Obamacare means for Massachusetts.


The Divisive Medical Device Tax

October 21, 2013, 2:45 PM
A tax on medical devices like this defibrillator is a more obscure, but no less controversial, element of Obamacare (AP Photo/Hewlett-Packard)

Obamacare has sparked a sweeping debate over the role of the federal government. But it has also prompted a more focused fuss over a relatively obscure tax on medical devices — which many people in both political parties would like to repeal.


Can Meditation Make Us More Compassionate?

July 12, 2013, 2:53 PM
Meditating may encourage us to care more for those around us. (Matt Dunham/AP)

A lab at Northeastern University has found that meditating encourages people to care more about the suffering of those around them.


CommonHealth: Demystifying Vitamins

June 11, 2013, 2:25 PM

Most of us take vitamins because we think they give us the extra nutrients we need for good health. But studies show large doses of supplemental vitamins can actually be harmful.


Children’s Mental Health In Mass.: An Examination

June 03, 2013, 2:49 PM

What is really facing children and their parents when it comes to mental health services in Massachusetts?


‘A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home….’

May 21, 2013, 2:05 PM
(Photo by Sue Halpern)

“Therapy dogs” have been in the news a lot lately. After the Newtown school shooting, after the Boston Marathon bombings. Now in the wake of the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes, therapy dogs may find another population to comfort. Author Sue Halpern has just written a book about the therapy dog in her life, a labradoodle named “Pransky.”

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