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CBS Boston Health News
- Boston-Based Apps Help People Recovering from Addiction Two Boston-based start-ups are using technology to try to make a difference.
- Over-The-Counter Supplements Probably Don't Improve Fertility Women having trouble getting pregnant often try every trick in the book, but can an over-the-counter supplement really make a difference?
- Boston Doctor Physically Feels What His Patients Feel A neurologist at Mass General Hospital can connect with patients on a level most cannot.
- Anthem Buying Cigna In $54.2 Billion Health Insurance Merger Anthem is buying rival Cigna in a deal valued at $54.2 billion that will create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million patients in the U.S.
- Robotic Suit Helps Paralyzed NH Man Walk Three years ago, Cory Cook was paralyzed from the chest down during a swimming accident.
- Morning-After Pill Use Climbing Among Teens, Report Finds More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive.
- School Ban On Sugary Sodas, Sweet Snacks Working, Study Says A ban on sugary sodas, potato chips and other standard vending machine fare from Massachusetts schools appears to be working.
- New Fathers Gain 3-To-5 Pounds, Study Claims A new study suggests that fatherhood often comes with a weight gain of 3 to 5 pounds.
- Massachusetts General Hospital Ranked 'Best Hospital' In America Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the best hospital in the country by a new ranking in U.S. News & World Report.
- Doctors Say Drinking Eight Glasses Of Water Per Day Is Unnecessary You may often hear you should drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and healthy, but as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, you can probably flush that number down the toilet.
- Research Shows Possibility Of Diagnosing Alzheimer's Through Saliva Imagine being able to spit into a cup to find out if you're at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. As Dr. Mallika Marshall explains, that day may not be far off.
- Duxbury Woman Helps Save Boyfriend's Life With Phone Call After Heart Attack A man is thanking EMTs, his girlfriend, and a very calm 911 operator for saving his life.
- Marijuana Dispensary Set To Open In Brockton Business is ready to bloom at the In Good Health dispensary in Brockton.
- Sitting For Long Periods Of Time May Increase Cancer Risk A new study finds that sitting on your duff for long periods of time can raise a woman's risk of cancer.
- Studies: Millions Could Benefit By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Medications Millions more Americans could benefit from treatment with popular cholesterol-lowering medications, according to two new studies.