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British Man’s Quest For Life-Changing Surgery Leads Him To Mass.

A British man who was once one of the heaviest men in the world will undergo life-changing surgery next week.

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Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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MGH Doctor On ‘Time 100′ List For Alzheimer’s Research

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi has been chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for his Alzheimer’s research.

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Stress Of Commuting Affects Men And Women Differently

Research has found the psychological impact of commuting affects men and women in very different ways.

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Some Women Choosing More Invasive Breast Cancer Surgery When They Don’t Need To

Some surgeons and oncologists are calling this the ‘Angelina Jolie’ effect.

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It’s YMCA ‘Healthy Kids Day’ This Saturday

YMCA CEO Kevin Washington sat down with CBS New York’s Chris Wragge what it’s all about.

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McDonald’s Closing Hundreds Of Restaurants As Sales Slide

Around the world, the company said that it was doubling the number of store closures this year to about 700.

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Teens Hurting Themselves Doing ‘Kylie Jenner Challenge’

Teens are trying to puff up their lips just like the reality star, but this could be a dangerous trend.

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Study: MMR Vaccine Does Not Trigger Autism

New information that some doctors say could end concerns about the link between vaccines and autism.

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New Camera Technology Connects Mothers With Newborns In NICU

South Shore Hospital is using new technology that allows mothers to monitor their newborn babies in the NICU.

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Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks

The heavy snow could mean more ticks.

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Powdered Alcohol Creator Tries To Get Ahead Of State Bans

The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.

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FDA Investigates Brain Infection-Gilenya Case

The FDA is continuing to investigate a possible link between the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya.