| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:31 AM
James Costello was waiting at the Boston Marathon finish line when the bomb went off on April 15, leaving him with severe burns on his right arm and leg.
Getting nursed back to health, however, had one upside. While recovering at Spaulding...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Looking for ways to save money in 2014? Here's some advice from doctors: Stop buying vitamins.
Time after time, studies have shown that vitamin and mineral supplements don’t prevent disease or death. And yet consumers keep buying them, lament...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:08 PM
When my son and daughter were youngsters, once a year I'd have a disagreement with their pediatric dentist. He wanted to do routine annual X-rays, and I would protest because neither child ever had any cavities. His response: Dental X-rays are an...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:21 PM
No one saw the superhero in mild-mannered Clark Kent.
Jim O'Connor keeps his students fooled too.
In his algebra and calculus classes at St. Francis High School, he is stern — no excuses, no coddling. "If you look at the clock," said senior...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:55 PM
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A salute to Peter O'Toole...
| Dec 29, 2013
I'm no stranger to "A Midsummer Night's Dream." I've read the play, seen movie versions, attended live performances — including one in which the cast included my then 7- and 5-year-old kids (now that was theater; I only wish you all could have...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:19 PM
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Shortly after he arrived at Ramstein Air Base in Germany in March 2012, Air Force security guard Trent Smith was at an off-base apartment when, he says, a male sergeant touched him and pressed him to go into the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Women might consider aiming for those Kelly Ripa sculpted muscles – it’s not just jogging that will keep Type 2 diabetes at bay, scientists said in a study Tuesday.
The benefits of aerobic exercise such as running and swimming to help...
| Jan 4, 2014
CHATHAM, England — Rope making? Eye rolling. But I was so wrong.
I didn't come to Chatham, about 30 miles southeast of London, to find out how to make rope. I came in search of Trixie, Jenny and Chummy — or at least the hangouts of these...
| Jan 5, 2014
Re "Taking a pledge to stay safe," Column, Jan. 1
The vast majority of patients in emergency rooms seek care appropriately. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 92% of all emergency patients need treatment in two to 24...
| Jan 7, 2014
Re "Insurance raised use of hospital ERs, study says," Jan. 5
One logical conclusion is that hospitals need to create a more cost-effective way to handle non-emergency patients.
Hospitals would be smart to establish a parallel non-emergency, primary-...