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Want to Get the Flu? Volunteers Sneeze for Science

By Lauran Neergaard | Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.

Multivitamins Don’t Do Much To Block Disease

By Lauran Neergaard | Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
There’s more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn’t protect aging men’s brains or help heart attack survivors.

Health Care Signups Pick Up Pace in November

By Laurie Kellman and Ricardo Alonson-Zaldivar | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
Enrollment statistics from the Health and Human Services Department showed that 364,682 people have signed up for private coverage as of Nov. 30 under the federal health law.

Bipartisan Fix Advancing for Medicare Doctors’ Pay

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
Congress is pursuing a permanent fix to the annual drama that has undermined the medical profession’s confidence in the nation’s premier health program.

Doctor, You’re Fired

By Rodney Rodriguez | Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
People with HIV have to know when they’ve made a mistake and chosen the wrong doctor.

Czechs Report Record Fake Erectile Pills Seizure

Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
Czech Customs Administration spokeswoman Sarka Miskovska says a total of 194,300 counterfeit Viagra and Cialis pills were seized recently at Prague’s Vaclav Havel airport.

New LGBT Health Journal to Launch at Denver Conference

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Sep 2, 2013
This fall marks the launching of a new quarterly healthcare publication, LGBT Health, dedicated to optimizing the health and healthcare of the LGBT community.

Community Health at the Forefront of Oakland Pride

By Louise Adams | Sunday Aug 26, 2012
With Oakland Pride approaching on September 2, community health is once again at the forefront of the festivities, with local healthcare providers on hand to reach out to the area’s high concentration of LGBT families.

Free Obamacare Services Great for Mass. Gay, Bi and Trans Women

By Antoinette Weil | Monday Aug 13, 2012
With the start of Obamacare on August 1, women accessed eight free health services. In Massachusetts, this boosts the state’s pre-existing services, acting as a boon for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women.

Boston Hospitals Rank High on LGBT Healthcare Equality Index

By Zachary Bloom | Tuesday Jul 3, 2012
A recent HRC Health Equality Index report indicated that eight of Boston’s 11 area hospitals got a perfect ranking as leaders in LGBT healthcare equality, with two others suffering from being too literal in their responses.