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Bill Jenkins, epidemiologist who tried to thwart notorious Tuskegee Experiment, dies

Bill Jenkins, the Black epidemiologist who tried to stop the notorious syphilis experiment at Tuskegee University, has died at the age of 73. The cause was complications from sarcoidosis, his wife, Diane Rowley, told The New York Times in an obituary. Jenkins was working in Washington as a statistician with the U.S. Public Health Service when he learned… Read More »

Massachusetts Democrats push bill to allow more late-term abortions

Massachusetts Democrats are pushing a sweeping bill to allow more third-trimester abortions, meaning the commonwealth would join New York in having some of the loosest restrictions in the country. Massachusetts law currently bans abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy except if a woman’s pregnancy endangers her life, or if continuing the pregnancy would risk “grave… Read More »

Massachusetts Stroke Patient Receives ‘Outrageous’ $474,725 Medical Flight Bill

This story is part of a partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Kristina Cunningham was in stable condition on an evening in June, when EMTs lifted her gurney into a medical flight, bound for Boston. The 34-year-old couldn’t use her right arm or speak… Read More »