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Boston Strong: Remembering Mayor Thomas Menino
October 30, 2014

Remembering a great leader and, yes, a great liberal.

The Nazis Were on a Mission To Eliminate Cancer—For Their Own Sick Purposes
October 14, 2014

Nazi doctors first discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer. 

Life With the Breast Cancer Gene Is a Hellish Mix of Anxiety and Self-Doubt
I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer
October 13, 2014

I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer.

This Woman Will Take Her Own Life November 1. Our Healthcare System Let Her Down.
October 08, 2014

Don't second-guess her decision. Take it as a lesson about how terribly our health care system handles dying.

This TV Show Pays Homage To—And Utterly Ruins—The Fault in Our Stars
The latest entry in pop culture’s Year of Sick Teens
September 17, 2014

It tries to be Fault in Our Stars. It misses. By miles.

The Apple Watch Could Spark a Health Care Revolution
The market is already full of amazing health-tracking devices—and now it may become cool to use them
September 10, 2014

This is what the future of medical care looks like

Scientists Have Discovered 11,000-Year-Old Sexually Transmitted Dog Cancer
January 24, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Veterinary biologists have discovered that a sexually-transmitted cancer found in dogs around the world first originated 11,000 years ago, making it potentially the oldest living mammalian creature.

It's Time to Ditch the Word "Cancer"
A label that misleads patients and helps quacks
December 27, 2013

A prominent doctor says that the term is misleading—and makes it harder to keep patients away from quacks.

A Republican Cancer Survivor Sends His Party a Message on Obamacare
August 19, 2013

Lots of people have been telling Republican Party leaders that simply opposing Obamacare isn’t enough—that they need to develop an alternative. But few can offer such advice with the authority, or the insight, of Clint Murphy. 

The Latest Right-Wing Freakout Over Obamacare
August 13, 2013

The headline was splashed across the top of the Drudge Report this morning: “Obamacare Cost Caps Delayed Until 2015.” The link went to a New York Times story about another Obamacare regulatory decision—in this case, a ruling that some employers have

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