Gluten, hoarding and reading: Boston health and medicine events for week of 3/9

Selections from the Boston Science and Engineering calendar Please double check times. Monday Noon.  "Demystifying Drug Development."   Jonathan Hurov.   BWH:  Carrie Hall Conference Room.  Details, Registration. Noon.  "Reading and the Brain: A Workshop."   Joanna Christodoulou.   Harvard School of Education:  Longfellow Hall 320, 13 Appian Way.   Details, RSVP. Tuesday 6p.  "High-Tech … Continue reading Gluten, hoarding and reading: Boston health and medicine events for week of 3/9

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Video: How to use national database to evaluate your doctor’s Medicare billing, treament patterns #hcr #doctors #costs

More from ProPublica: Medicare recently released, for the first time, details on 2012 payments to individual doctors and other health professionals serving the 46 million seniors and disabled in its Part B program. Part B covers services as varied as office visits, ambulance mileage, lab tests, and the doctor’s fee for open-heart surgery. Use this … Continue reading Video: How to use national database to evaluate your doctor’s Medicare billing, treament patterns #hcr #doctors #costs

Get fit, save the earth and cut down on the *#$!&#!$ Cambridge traffic

In Cambridge and across the nation, Friday is monthly Walk/Ride Day. Cambridge and Somerville are both part of a larger effort to encourage people to leave their cars at home in favor of bikes, buses, subways and feet.   The benefits of this effort are obvious – more exercise, less pollution. And --  if you’ve ever sat in … Continue reading Get fit, save the earth and cut down on the *#$!&#!$ Cambridge traffic

New Commonhealth and Ozzy’s genes

Not in the same story Check out the new and improved Commonhealth on WBUR.org While you're there, check out Radio Boston's conversation with new BC/BS CEO Andrew Dreyfus, in particular the discussion of global payments. From Commonhealth: Massachusetts is the leading laboratory for health care reform in the nation. It is also the hub of medical innovation. But … Continue reading New Commonhealth and Ozzy’s genes

Health of Boston report, 2009

  The city of Boston just released its 2009 "Health Report." Lots of interesting factoids, such as:     Boston’s Black and Latino residents experience higher levels of chronic disease, mortality, and poorer health outcomes than White residents...The city has become more racially and ethnically diverse over the past several decades. In 2007, approximately 28% of … Continue reading Health of Boston report, 2009