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Gabrielle Emanuel


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Past articles by Gabrielle:


50 years ago, Nixon gave the U.S. a 'Christmas present,' launching the war on cancer

The National Cancer Act became law 50 years ago. Cancer went from shameful taboo to one of the best-funded areas of medicine. Much of the credit for this transformation goes to one woman, Mary Lasker. → Read More


As omicron surges, these states and cities are focused on giving out free COVID tests

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Washington, Iowa and Colorado all have programs to offer free COVID testing to some or all of their residents. So do Boston, Philadelphia and New York. → Read More


Does Your Kid's Classroom Need An Air Purifier? Here's How You Can Make One Yourself

With some high-quality air filters, and a lot of duct tape, some teachers are making DIY air purifiers – one that was designed by experts but can be built by amateurs. → Read More

DIY Air Filters For Classrooms? Experts Are Enthusiastic — And A Citizen Scientist Makes It Easy

This air purifier can be made in 20 minutes and test suggests it's highly effective at removing virus-laden particles from the air. → Read More

When Does COVID-19 Become A Disability? 'Long-Haulers' Push For Answers, and Benefits

When COVID-19 first arrived in the U.S., Jodee Pineau-Chaisson was working as the director of social services for a nursing home in western Massachusetts → Read More


When Does COVID-19 Become A Disability? 'Long-Haulers' Push For Answers And Benefits

Many patients suffering from long-term effects can no longer work and want the Social Security Administration to provide guidance on who qualifies for disability benefits. → Read More


Why Young, Healthy Researchers Are Being Vaccinated Before Seniors In Massachusetts

The state is a medical hub with giant hospitals and a huge healthcare workforce. Young adults who work in that field are getting the COVID-19 vaccine while at-risk seniors wait on the sidelines. → Read More

Can COVID Long-Haulers Access Disability Benefits? Experts Are Uncertain

After the worst of the pandemic has subsided, society will have a new group of people dealing with long-term medical challenges and, experts say, the scale of the impact in areas like disability insurance is hard to predict. → Read More


Some Health Care Workers Say They Are 'Forgotten' In COVID-19 Vaccination Plans

Clinicians in private practice, those who work for staffing agencies and others who are not directly employed by hospitals or long-term care facilities say they have been overlooked in the rollout. → Read More


As Hospitals Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccines, Health Care Workers Describe Chaos And Anger

Problems included a glitch with a sign-up app and some staff jumping to the front of the line, ahead of medical workers with more exposure to the coronavirus. → Read More

When Can Kids Play Like It’s 2019? What You Need To Know About Children And Vaccines

Kids are likely to be last on the list to get vaccinated. → Read More

See A Friend? Merge Social Groups? Medical Experts Answer 10 Questions About What Is Safe

WGBH News gathered questions from the public and posed them to two medical experts. → Read More

Scientists Explore Coronavirus Plasma Therapy With Promising Results

A century-old solution seems to be helping in the fight against the latest deadly virus. → Read More

'An Absolute Nightmare': Hospitals Struggle Financially, Cut Many Workers' Pay

Tight hospital budgets have led to furloughs, pay cuts and salary withholdings for many health care workers in Massachusetts. → Read More

Mass Nursing Homes Losing Nurses Because Of Obscure Rule That Caps Pay

As facilities see an influx of patients, some nurses are heading to neighboring states where the compensation is far better. → Read More

Boston Hospitals Reuse Masks As Testing Shortage Contributes To Supply Shortage

In normal times, surgical and procedural masks are intended for one-time use but now hospitals are asking that their staff reuse the masks. → Read More

Understanding Testing Challenges For Coronavirus In Massachusetts

Testing for coronavirus has not gone smoothly in the U.S. Here is a look at what went wrong, the current state of testing in Massachusetts, and what future tests may look like. → Read More


The Cruel Story Behind The 'Reverse Freedom Rides'

Southern segregationists resented the Freedom Riders who came by bus to protest Jim Crow laws. So in 1962, they tricked black Southerners into migrating north and transformed families' lives forever. → Read More

Parties Contest New N.H. Law: Does It Suppress The Student Vote Or Does It Boost Voter Confidence?

Out-of-state students and other part-time residents may face a series of obligations if they decide to vote in the state’s primary elections on Tuesday, February 11. → Read More

In Opioid Trial, Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 5.5 Years

John Kapoor was sentenced to 5.5 years in prison on Thursday. → Read More