Spring 2015

Spin Doctors

Hospital websites give unbalanced medical information, according to a systematic survey of 262 institutions 

Seeking medical information online has become something of a reflex for consumers. In fact, >>

A Smarter Diet

Proposed federal guidelines skewer Americans’ consumption of red meat

Every five years, the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services put >>

Stroke Consults Via Video

Technology brings neurology expertise to small hospitals

People showing symptoms of a stroke without a neurologist near at hand to make >>

The “OW” Factor 

Our instinctive reaction to pain has benefits

Why is it that we instinctively cry “ouch” or “ow” the moment we stub >>

The Nothing-New Department

An excerpt from a 1924 valedictory address

“This is an age of science. With the multiplicity of new methods of diagnosis >>

Nick of Time

David Stollar’s colleague escaped Nazi Germany for a better life

When David Stollar retired as a professor of biochemistry in 2005 after 41 years >>

Top Stories

On Fighting Ebola

Alumna Nahid Bhadelia takes a big-picture approach to stemming the spread of disease

Son of Confucius

This junior faculty member in neuroscience is a proud descendant of the ancient Chinese sage

The Awkward Fit

Geographically, culturally and politically, Maine lobstermen have some distance to go if they are ever going to connect with better health care

The Mercy Ship

Born from a wish to improve the lives of Boston’s poor, sickly children by exposing them to fresh air, the original Floating Hospital quickly created new and better forms of pediatric medicine

Heads Together

Veterinarians and physicians confer to help deliver a knockout blow to the cancers their patients share

Editor's Picks

Dockside Medicine

Born into a lobstering family, I worry about their well-being in a special way 

Less Salt, Live Longer

Study finds too much sodium a worldwide killer

Nanoscale Cancer

Igor Sokolov’s research could yield better ways to identify and track malignant cells early on

On Designer Babies

Genetic enhancement of human embryos is not a practice for civil societies

Our Ailing Patient

U.S. medicine is not delivering the value it should, says Rishi Manchanda, who offers a prescription for the future

Spin Doctors

Hospital websites give unbalanced medical information, according to a systematic survey of 262 institutions