A Healthy Blog

Massachusetts health care — wonky, with a healthy dose of reality


Bookmark Me: New John McDonough Health Blog

Our old friend and Healthy Blog founder, John McDonough, today opened up his new blog at Boston.com. He's calling it Health Stew, and explains "I like stew because lots of different ingredients get thrown in, often with delicious results. I'm interested in lots of things related to health care policy and politics, and how odd things can fit together." Already there's an introductory post, and a discussion about whether Massachusetts really does have the highest health care costs in the nation. You'll want to bookmark this: www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/health_stew. Read more »

Community Connect to Research: Linking You to the World of Health Information and Research

In order to make informed health care decisions patients and consumers need access to reliable information. While many consumers turn to the internet for answers to their health questions, it can be difficult to know which websites to trust. Connect to Research is free online resource for consumers to obtain accurate, thorough and up-to-date health information from trustworthy local health experts. Massachusetts residents are fortunate to live in the hub of world-class health institutions. Patients from all over the world travel here to receive care, at the same time groundbreaking medical... Read more »

My Little Black Book for Sexual Health Guides Young Adults Through Health Insurance Maze

My Little Black Book for Sexual Health is a new user-friendly interactive online guide to help young adults navigate their health insurance options. This unique resource answers questions about finding health plans that work for them, why prescription coverage matters, and how birth control fits in. The REaDY Initiative created My Little Black Book for Sexual Health because young adults ages 18-26 are the group most likely to be uninsured -- and also face high rates of unintended pregnancy. Read more »
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