STAT delivers fast, deep, and tough-minded journalism. We take you inside science labs and hospitals, biotech boardrooms, and political backrooms. We dissect crucial discoveries. We examine controversies and puncture hype. We hold individuals and institutions accountable. We introduce you to the power brokers and personalities who are driving a revolution in human health. These are the stories that matter to us all.

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Do you have questions about STAT? We have answers.

What’s STAT all about?

STAT is a national publication focused on finding and telling compelling stories about health, medicine, and scientific discovery. We produce daily news, investigative articles, and narrative projects in addition to multimedia features. We tell our stories from the places that matter to our readers — research labs, hospitals, executive suites, and political campaigns.

Why did you call it STAT?

In medical parlance, “stat” means important and urgent, and that’s what we’re all about — quickly and smartly delivering good stories. Read more about the origins of our name here.

Who’s behind the new publication?

STAT is produced by Boston Globe Media. Our headquarters is located in Boston but we have bureaus in Washington, New York, Cleveland, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. John Henry, the owner of Boston Globe Media and the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, has brought on veteran reporter and editor Rick Berke to oversee STAT as executive editor.

So is STAT part of The Boston Globe?

They’re distinct properties but the two share content and complement one another.

Is it free?

Much of STAT is free. For our most devoted readers, we offer STAT Plus, a premium subscription plan that includes exclusive reporting about the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as well as other benefits. Learn more about it here.

Who’s working for STAT?

We’ve hired some of the best-sourced science, health, and biotech journalists in the country, as well as motion graphics artists and data visualization specialists. Our team includes talented writers, editors, and producers capable of the kind of explanatory journalism that complicated science issues sometimes demand.

Who’s your audience?

You. Even if you don’t work in science, have never stepped foot in a hospital, or hated high school biology, we’ve got something for you. And for the lab scientists, health professionals, business leaders, and policy makers, we think you’ll find coverage here that interests you, too. The world of health, science, and medicine is booming and yielding fascinating stories. We explore how they affect us all.

How often is the site updated?

We’ve created a thriving news site and publish content throughout the day. We have daily newsletters, including our flagship newsletter “Morning Rounds” and our national biotech blast, “The Readout.” We also have a biweekly podcast called “Signal.” Sign up for our newsletters here. You can find the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher, or other podcast platforms.

How will I be able to keep up with STAT’s coverage?

Visit our site, and visit often. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @statnews.

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