Make your own #pharmaceuticals Thursday at the #CambSciFest

Probably not, but you never know. Maybe someone will get lucky. Also know that today's (Thursday) cancer mini-golf tournament is rescheduled to Friday. Be a Medicine Hunter April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Novartis, 22 Windsor St. Cambridge USA  Novartis scientists are hunting for new medicines that will change the practice of medicine and improve patients’ lives. Meet … Continue reading Make your own #pharmaceuticals Thursday at the #CambSciFest

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Rescheduled to Friday 4/20: Learn about the science of cancer — through mini-golf course, where hazards include signaling cascades

Thursday at the Cambridge Science Festival:   Take a swing at one of humanity’s biggest biomedical challenges and learn about the ins and outs of studying cancer. Can you navigate the extracellular matrix or target your nanoparticle to double eagle a tumor? This pop-up mini golf course features hazards like circulating tumor cells, immuno-suppression, and signaling … Continue reading Rescheduled to Friday 4/20: Learn about the science of cancer — through mini-golf course, where hazards include signaling cascades

All eyes on MassHealth formulary? Publicly insured could get a menu of covered drugs. Not uncommon with Medicare, private insurance

At the very end of this story on a session at a health writers conference, a speaker is noted as saying "Everyone is also watching Massachusetts’s attempt to close its Medicaid formulary, a move meant to control prescription drug costs. If the Trump administration approves that waiver, it would have a huge ripple effect across … Continue reading All eyes on MassHealth formulary? Publicly insured could get a menu of covered drugs. Not uncommon with Medicare, private insurance

Farewell to #OurBodiesOurselves, the feminist health handbook. Won’t be publishing books, but will be a volunteer-run on-line site

Not sure I like the MTM metaphor, but this from the Globe. OBOS was created by a group called The Boston Women's Health Book Collective. “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” the 1970s-era bible of women’s health that has been updated over five decades to introduce generations of girls to their own anatomy, is going the way of … Continue reading Farewell to #OurBodiesOurselves, the feminist health handbook. Won’t be publishing books, but will be a volunteer-run on-line site

Covering health care — from DNA to ACA — is a challenge. Three reporters share insights and tips at Harvard Law #healthintheheadlines

See #healthintheheadlines for tweets from Wenesdays panel of three top journalists on the challenge of covering healthcare today https://t.co/AboXfZ2VJU — COM 201 (@CO201) April 5, 2018 #healthintheheadlines is now wrapped up! Look for a recording of the panel on our site in a few days! Thanks to @jrovner @rachanadixit @sangerkatz and @emma_sandoe for joining us! … Continue reading Covering health care — from DNA to ACA — is a challenge. Three reporters share insights and tips at Harvard Law #healthintheheadlines

KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.

  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease. She urged her father to pop the pills … Continue reading KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.

Live Monday morning, 2/2: The Importance of #ReproductiveHealth to Ending #HIV”

Monday morning: Watch it on You Tube.  Local Speakers:  Lynn Matthews, MGH / Seth Bloom, MGH / Rebecca Zash, BIDMC / Kunjal Patel, HSPH Invited Speakers: Lynne Mofenson, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Foundation See "Risk of HIV Acquisition during Pregnancy and Postpartum: A Call for Action" Pregnancy hormone-associated changes in the female genital tract, including … Continue reading Live Monday morning, 2/2: The Importance of #ReproductiveHealth to Ending #HIV”