| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:08 PM
At precisely the time 6-year-old Sammy most needed his parents, they were forced to keep their distance because his unique cancer treatment made him radioactive. Even his favorite blanket and stuffed animal were off-limits, lest they, too, become...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Birth, childhood, adulthood, and death span the book of life. Unfortunately, many people tend to avoid thinking or talking about how they want the final chapter to read. For the seriously ill or elderly--and even those who aren't--not...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:34 PM
HONOLULU — When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis.
Many on the islands, including the queen who founded the hospital in...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:21 PM
This is in response to "Tubal ligation can be a battle; Many women say doctors resist their birth control choice" (Page 1, May 13). The article cited views from medical ethicists and also from professionals affiliated with the American College of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:45 AM
For the second year in a row the General Assembly did not address the issue of physicians dispensing pharmaceuticals in workers' compensation cases. This practice has expanded significantly over the past five years and it costs employers insured with...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:50 AM
The mother of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead by multiple neurologists more than three months ago, insisted Thursday that her daughter was "asleep" and "blossoming into a teenager."
Jahi was declared brain-dead Dec. 12...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 9:14 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's healthcare law, despite a rocky rollout and determined opposition from critics, already has spurred the largest expansion in health coverage in America in half a century, national surveys and enrollment data show.
| May 27, 2014
| 8:07 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Years ago, I had mild cervical dysplasia and was treated with cryotherapy. I now have cervical cancer (stage 0) and am leaning toward having a hysterectomy since I'm done having children, but my doctor says there are other options for...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:38 PM
The nurses on the 20th floor were the first to see them. "Oh my goodness," declared Colleen Forrester, 29, a nurse dressed in green scrubs, who pointed to the windows. Other nurses came to look and laughed. Were the children strong enough to come see?...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Just hours after the embattled Veterans Affairs secretary resigned, Sen. Mark Kirk said he had seen evidence of a “culture of corruption” at a suburban Chicago VA hospital where he said patients faced long wait times to receive care.
| May 6, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Nothing could save Albert P. "Skip" Viragh Jr. from pancreatic cancer, but a $65 million gift from his foundation will help other patients suffering from that and other deadly cancers.
The money will be used to help pay for construction of a patient care...