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- I-Team: NH Woman To Ride In Fourth Of July Parade After Heart Transplant The I-Team discovered that New England transplant patients wait longer than almost anyone in the country for organs.
- Burlington Company Hopes Airing Device Will Revolutionize Sleep Apnea Treatment A local company has developed a new device that could be life-changing for sleep apnea patients.
- Athletes Turn To 'KT Tape' For Pain Relief Relieving the aches and pains of working out is a challenge for anyone who exercises. More athletes are turning to Kinesio Tape for relief.
- ADHD Online Application Proves Helpful To Doctors Mehealth for ADHD is an online application developed by a company in Marlborough.
- Why Are Most Alzheimer's Patients Women? Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.
- Boston Providing Free Sunscreen At City Parks The city is installing 30 free sunscreen dispensers in five public parks this summer.
- Hemp-Infused Dog Biscuits May Help Pets In Pain We hear a lot about medicinal marijuana and its ability to relieve pain in people. Now, some pet owners are saying something similar might be able to help their dogs and cats.
- Matters Of The Mind: CEOs Pledge Stigma-Free Workplaces Chief executive officers of 25 companies in Massachusetts will pledge to end workplace stigma against mental illness in a campaign organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
- Study: Medical Marijuana Not As Effective As Previously Thought A review published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at dozens of previous studies on marijuana and found very little evidence to support the use of the drug for medicinal purposes.
- Arlington Raises Minimum Tobacco Buying Age To 21 As of July 1, customers in Arlington will need to be 21 years old to buy tobacco.
- Daughter Of Local Engineer Inspires 3D Heart Technology New heart devices usually need to be tested on real people before going to market, but a local company has developed one-of-a-kind virtual technology which may be a game changer.
- Experimental Drugs May Help Migraine Sufferers There is a new class of drugs which are showing promise in preventing migraines.
- I-Team: 8-Year-Old's Hospital Stay Highlights State's Challenges In Autism Care Vulnerable children in Massachusetts wind up being “medically boarded” simply because there is not a bed available to meet their psychiatric or behavioral needs.
- Brain Tumor Foundation Offers Free Scans In Boston The public is invited to get a free brain scan in the MRI van.
- Matters Of The Mind: The Politics of Mental Health WBZ-TV's Bree Sison looks at the challenges mental health advocates face getting politicians to pay attention to their cause.