Abbott To Buy Waltham Medical Test Maker Alere For $5.8BAbbott Laboratories says the deal is worth $5.8 billion when restricted stock, stock options and preferred shares are included.
FriendshipWorks: Offering Free Help for Elders
Back from the BrinkNobody expects to experience sudden cardiac arrest and the possibility of brain injury — especially an active young mother with a healthy lifestyle.
Ambulance Stuck While Responding To Medical CallAn ambulance got stuck on a snow-covered driveway while responding to a medical call at an Upton home on Monday.
Future Of Boston: Leading The Way In Biotech ResearchWith an intense concentration of hospitals, biotech, and colleges, Boston is uniquely positioned to lead the way when it comes to finding all kinds of cures.
Self Defense Classes Packed After South Boston AssaultsThe neighborhood has been on edge since a 22-year-old woman was kidnapped and murdered in July.
Doctors Begin Sharing Notes With PatientsIt's a simple idea that could transform health care.
Grant Will Help Bourne Prison Train Inmates In Culinary ArtsInmates at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility may soon be taught how to bake their own cakes. Files sold separately.
Mass. Lawmakers Looking To Lower Family Healh Care CostsMassachusetts House leaders unveiled a health care payment bill Friday that they say will lower family premiums by nearly $2,000 annually over the next five years.
Jay Talking Checks The Medical Tent At Occupy Boston.Jay Talking examines the state of the medical facilities and the medical issues at Occupy Boston.
Sen. Brown Willing To Work With Obama On Veteran Jobs Bill Sen. Scott Brown says he is encouraged by President Barack Obama's proposal to get unemployed veterans jobs.
6 Questions To Ask Your Surgeon"There are a series of about six questions that really cover the essential concerns that any patient would have in discussing а potential surgical procedure with a physician," says Dr. Elliot Chaikof MD.
A “Navel” Idea: New Technique Can Remove Gallbladder With One Small IncisionFirst, there was laparoscopic surgery, which allowed a surgeon to remove the gallbladder through small incisions in the abdomen. Though much less invasive than traditional open surgery, it still required making several cuts in the abdominal wall.
Minimally-Invasive Procedure Successfully Treats Brain AneurysmsOn a sunny spring day in 2009, Mary Ann Tosi was sitting in a Needham church, attending a memorial mass for her parents. As she sat with her family in a back pew, a pain crept up the back of her head.
New Technology Means Kidney Cancer Can Now Be Treated LaparoscopicallyCharlie Fischer was driving home from a high school basketball game he had officiated in late November of last year when he started to suffer from a sudden onset of severe, stabbing pain in his back.