Health

Botox (WBZ-TV)

Doctor: Botox Breast Lift Is ‘Gimmick’

Dr. Mallika Marshall tells us about two new trends and whether they really work.

Health Reform

Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

CBS Local Health News
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I-Team: State Now Tracking ‘Substance Exposed Newborns’

The state’s new record keeping shows more than 1,500 substance exposed newborns over a nine month period.

Digital dentistry. (WBZ-TV)

3D Printers Reduce Time in Dentist’s Chair

New technology can reduce time in the dentist’s chair by hours, Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

The SMART bandage could be a major breakthrough, researchers said. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Scientists Developing SMART Bandage Called ‘Window Into The Wound’

Researchers at the Wellman Center at Masschusetts General Hospital are working on a SMART bandage that can be a “window into a wound”.

Headache (WBZ-TV)

Study: Doctors Are Over-Treating Headaches

More than 12 million Americans see their doctors every year for headaches, which costs up to $31 billion a year in healthcare costs and lost productivity.

Professor Chad Cowan (WBZ-TV)

Boston Researchers Working On ‘Treadmill In A Pill’

Boston researchers say they have captured the weight loss benefits of a treadmill in a pill.

Diet Books, Diets, Simon & Schuster

Dr. Mallika Marshall On Best Diets Of 2015

U.S. News & World Report had health experts rank the 35 best diets.

(WBZ-TV)

High Tech Apps That Help Boost Mood

A high tech approach to improving mood is growing in popularity.

Medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Massachusetts Issues First Marijuana Certificate

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued the state’s first certificate of registration for a marijuana dispensary.

Dogs at Especially For Pets in Sudbury (WBZ-TV)

Study Suggests Moms Have A Biological Connection With Their Dogs

A study seems to support an actual biological connection between humans and their dogs.

WebMD Health News
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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.

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