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After years of increases, Massachusetts health insurance …

14 hours ago · In one example, a silver plan, which is often described as a middle-tier health insurance plan, will cost $449.09 to $674.73 a month for an individual in 2023, with open …

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R.I. to build new public health lab as part of $165 million …

19 hours ago · RI HEALTH R.I. to build new public health lab as part of $165 million project State Health Laboratories will be part of seven-story building on former I-195 land that will include …

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CDC drops traveler health notices for individual countries

1 day ago · On Monday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its country-by-country COVID-19 travel health notices that it began issuing early in the pandemic.

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Black Americans’ poor health outcomes is proof of wildly …

20 hours ago · Successful reparations means eliminating racial health disparities. Until racism no longer drives negative effects on the health and length of a Black person’s life, equity remains …

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Boston Public Health Commission warns of increase in …

The Boston Public Health Commission on Thursday encouraged residents take precautions against COVID-19 following a “significant spike” in virus particles found in local …

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Mass. health leaders call for stepped-up COVID plans for …

Health experts and community leaders on Monday urged state officials to step up COVID preparedness ahead of the fall and winter, when many expect a rise in COVID …

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Two red states show how the nation’s public health …

The American Rescue Plan appropriated $7.66 billion to fund public health jobs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already sent $2.2 billion of these funds to …

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Garland is asked to probe threats to children’s hospitals

12 hours ago · Three major medical associations have asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate and prosecute people who are threatening violence against children’s hospitals …

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Tennis star Nick Kyrgios wants assault charge dismissed …

1 day ago · CANBERRA, Australia — Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios will apply to have an assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds, his lawyer told an Australian court on …

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Physician burnout has reached distressing levels, research finds

Results released this month and published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, a peer-reviewed journal, show that 63 percent of physicians surveyed reported at least one symptom …

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Boston’s new mental health czar lays out his goals

In June, Dr. Kevin Simon became Boston’s chief behavioral health officer — a role new to the city and possibly unique to Boston. The Globe’s Felice J. Freyer recently …

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R.I. approves health insurance rate increases

In June, health insurers proposed rate increases ranging from 7 to 17 percent. The rates Health Insurance Commissioner Patrick Tigue announced range from about 3 to …

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The level of coronavirus in Eastern Mass. waste water just shot up

The Department of Public Health’s next weekly data release will come out Thursday. Matthew Fox, a professor of epidemiology and global health at the Boston …

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Needed: A COVID course correction

The public health system also needs to be upgraded with real time data collection infrastructure, broadened wastewater and home test kits to include detection of multiple …

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Staffing shortages keep one-fifth of psychiatric beds out of …

Health care providers have made progress on one of the most acute shortages in Massachusetts, with a new survey suggesting a number of desperately needed inpatient …

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An early morning phone call, a tragic decision by DOC

1 hour ago · The 34-year-old Howe’s mental health issues dated back to at least 2020. By 2021, court records show, he was released to his mother’s custody while awaiting admission to an in …

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The mental health crisis afflicting American youth demands health …

The mental health crisis afflicting American youth demands health care reforms. Our failure to adequately value mental health is the root of the problem. Still. Second-grade …

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Fund behavioral health clinics to avoid the ER boarding crisis

A study released by our organization earlier this year found that for every 10 clinicians entering work in a mental health clinic, 13 are leaving. This unsustainable trend …

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Induction cooktops are getting our attention

3 hours ago · I want to add one of the most important benefits: health and safety. Studies have examined the chemical composition of gas released during cooking on a kitchen stove. …

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Sent to jail instead of a mental health facility, Truro man dies of

1 day ago · In the hours after his arrest for allegedly killing his mother and setting her body on fire outside her Truro home, Adam T. Howe was taken to Cape Cod Hospital, where a doctor who …

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Bus plunges into gorge in India; kills 25 on board

48 minutes ago · NEW DELHI (AP) — A bus in northern India plunged into a gorge, leaving at least 25 dead and over a dozen others injured, officials said. Police told the Press Trust of …

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Defunct hotels offer new real estate for housing the homeless

Downie added that permanent housing provides “significant savings” to the state’s health care system, as having a stable address and locking door make it easier for those …

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Alarmed doctors at Catholic Medical Center tried to get Dr.

Few knew much about Baribeau’s overall health, or his personal life. He was now 62, and had spent nearly all of his career — and long grueling hours — at Catholic Medical …

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Why thousands of undocumented children deserve …

Case in point: More than 30,000 children and young adults without legal status are eligible only for limited health coverage through safety net programs. A bill pending in the …

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