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An aerial view of Logan airport and the greater Boston area as photographed on June 4, 2013 in Boston, Massachussets. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Study Released On Health Impacts Of Logan Airport

The Department of Public Health has released its report on whether Logan Airport is making its neighbors sick.

05/28/2014

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Study Finds 70% Of Double Mastectomies Not Needed

Some women with breast cancer choose to have a double mastectomy.

05/22/2014

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Ingredients To Watch Out For In Your Cosmetics

Americans, in general, spend almost $40 billion a year trying to look good. The cosmetic market represents about 15 percent of the beauty industry and includes anything from lipstick to nail polish. But what’s in this stuff and how is it made?

05/22/2014

Preschool Teacher with Students

Report: More Than 10,000 Toddlers Medicated For ADHD

The Centers for Disease Control reports an alarming number of toddlers are given medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Experts say it’s not only appauling, it’s irresponsible.

05/21/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

A new therapy could change the way rotator cuff injuries are treated. (WBZ-TV)

Tufts Study: Shock Wave Therapy Could Be Answer For Rotator Cuff Injuries

Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor and rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain.

05/07/2014

A new technology at Mass General could help doctors detect breast cancer earlier.

Harvard Study Raises Questions About Mammograms

A recent study out of Harvard suggests that deciding when and how often to have a mammogram is not a black or white issue.

04/02/2014

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‘Diabetes Day’ Stresses Importance Of Prevention

The American Diabetes Association is encouraging all Americans to find out if they’re at risk for developing Type Two diabetes.

03/25/2014

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Study Finds DNA Screening Better At Identifying Prenatal Genetic Defects

In a new study, doctors at Tufts Medical Center found that the DNA test performed significantly better compared to the traditional screening for hormones and proteins. Both only require a simple blood sample.

02/26/2014