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Are doctors complicit in prison torture?
In the past few years an outcry has arisen over the involvement of military and CIA medical professionals and psychologists in torture. Some critics have even suggested criminal prosecution of the medical staff involved or, at least, revocation of their
The Maine medical community looks at solitary confinement
| April 23, 2010
Atul Gawande: Will Obamacare bankrupt Boston's Children's Hospital?
Our fanboyism on ATUL GAWANDE is well-established: we think he should be surgeon general. Brilliant medical writer. Brilliant medical thinker. One of the very few...
| April 02, 2010
Identifying and living as a transgender person has intense emotional implications that we touch on in this week's story. But here, as with most social issues, the personal is also political.
A look at the legal landscape
| February 26, 2010
Regarding “ Weed Picking Up Speed ”: if health outcomes determined drug laws instead of cultural norms, marijuana would be legal. Unlike alcohol, marijuana has never been shown to cause an overdose death, nor does it share the addictive properties of tob
Letters to the Boston editor, July 24, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 24, 2009
Letters to the Portland editor, September 23, 2008
I am an 18-year sufferer of Lyme disease, whose life was saved by treatment by International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society doctors.
Too serious to ignore
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
| September 25, 2008
It’s not brain surgery
Whew, don’t say that at Rhode Island Hospital these days or you might come home holding the upper part of your cranium in your hand. Trepan this, baby!
Keep your head protected on trips to the hospital
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 28, 2007
Maggots ate my flesh!
If you met Dana — attractive, athletic, and tan, somewhere in her 30s — you’d never guess her secret.
As antibiotics increasingly lose their potency, medical professionals are turning to (yecch!) fly larvae to take a bite out of wound recovery
| July 16, 2007
No fat? No way
Our long national nightmare of low-fat malarkey is over.
There's no shame in "bad" eating
| March 29, 2006
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