A boost from Boston in Rwanda’s cancer fight 
Butaro Hospital, the first cancer ward in rural East Africa, opened last week with a big helping of Boston medical know-how.
(PARTNERS IN HEALTH)

A boost from Boston in Rwanda’s cancer fight

Butaro Hospital, the first cancer ward in rural East Africa, opened last week with a big helping of Boston medical know-how.

(PARTNERS IN HEALTH)

Mass. General named best hospital in US 
Massachusetts General Hospital leaped past Johns Hopkins Hospital to take the top spot in US News and World Report’s annual rankings for the first time.
(PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2004)

Mass. General named best hospital in US

Massachusetts General Hospital leaped past Johns Hopkins Hospital to take the top spot in US News and World Report’s annual rankings for the first time.

(PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2004)

Brigham implants first total artificial heart in New England 
Surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital implanted the heart in a 66-year-old former teacher from the South Shore.
(JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)

Brigham implants first total artificial heart in New England

Surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital implanted the heart in a 66-year-old former teacher from the South Shore.

(JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)

As records go online, clash over mental care privacy 
Patients, hospitals, and doctors are wrestling with privacy issues as providers in separate networks are preparing to share records more widely online.

As records go online, clash over mental care privacy

Patients, hospitals, and doctors are wrestling with privacy issues as providers in separate networks are preparing to share records more widely online.

OPINION | MAKING HEALTH CARE AFFORDABLE
In Elinor Ostrom’s legacy, a lesson for Beacon Hill 
The work of the Nobel Prize-winning economist, who died last week, should inspire the state as it looks for ways to rein in health care costs, writes former Medicare chief Donald M. Berwick.
(AP FILE/2009)

OPINION | MAKING HEALTH CARE AFFORDABLE

In Elinor Ostrom’s legacy, a lesson for Beacon Hill

The work of the Nobel Prize-winning economist, who died last week, should inspire the state as it looks for ways to rein in health care costs, writes former Medicare chief Donald M. Berwick.

(AP FILE/2009)

Patients driving direction of new drug research 
Patients and their families are working with pharmaceutical companies, matching patients with clinical trials, paying for research, and lobbying to speed drug development.

Patients driving direction of new drug research

Patients and their families are working with pharmaceutical companies, matching patients with clinical trials, paying for research, and lobbying to speed drug development.

The architects of a new kind of health care 
The young architects behind MASS Design are bringing their philosophy to health-care projects around the world, from Rwanda and Uganda to Haiti and back home.
(SUZANNE KREITER/GLOBE STAFF)

The architects of a new kind of health care

The young architects behind MASS Design are bringing their philosophy to health-care projects around the world, from Rwanda and Uganda to Haiti and back home.

(SUZANNE KREITER/GLOBE STAFF)

Healthy doses of respect in medicine 
Dr. Lucian Leape, a founder of the national patient safety movement, recently published two papers about respect in medicine.

Healthy doses of respect in medicine

Dr. Lucian Leape, a founder of the national patient safety movement, recently published two papers about respect in medicine.

Spine-injured rats walk in experiment 
- Many scientists are working on treatments to help people with spinal cord injuries walk. Now there’s a striking new demonstration of how one approach might work: Spinal nerve stimulation helped rats walk and climb stairs.

Spine-injured rats walk in experiment

- Many scientists are working on treatments to help people with spinal cord injuries walk. Now there’s a striking new demonstration of how one approach might work: Spinal nerve stimulation helped rats walk and climb stairs.

EDITORIAL
Helium shortage is no laughing matter 
- The US faces a shortage of helium - useful in a range of applications, including medicine - because of a hamfisted 1996 law.

EDITORIAL

Helium shortage is no laughing matter

- The US faces a shortage of helium - useful in a range of applications, including medicine - because of a hamfisted 1996 law.