Boston Strong: Remembering Mayor Thomas Menino
October 30, 2014
Remembering a great leader and, yes, a great liberal.
Nazi doctors first discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer.
I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer.
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
September 17, 2014
It tries to be Fault in Our Stars. It misses. By miles.
The Apple Watch Could Spark a Health Care Revolution
September 10, 2014
This is what the future of medical care looks like
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"
December 27, 2013
A prominent doctor says that the term is misleading—and makes it harder to keep patients away from quacks.
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