Health

Egg freezing (WBZ-TV)

Women Learn About New Family Planning Option At ‘Egg Freezing Party’

Dr. Mallika Marshall describes a whole new kind of party for women who eventually want to have babies.

Health Reform

Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Lynn Woman Has No Regrets After Preventative Surgeries

A Lynn woman says watching Angelina Jolie go public with her decision to remove her breasts and ovaries empowers her.

Director/actress Angelina Jolie attends the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for BFCA)

Angelina Jolie Undergoes Further Preventive Surgery

The actress just announced she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in an effort to decrease her chance of developing the disease that killed her mother.

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Does Sleep Improve Memory And Sex?

There’s more evidence that a midday siesta can do you good.

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Study: School Chefs Can Get Kids To Eat Healthier

Getting kids to eat healthy school lunches is all about taste and presentation, a new study finds.

Donovan Lindo, who has a rare genetic disease, was recently honored by Providence College. (WBZ-TV)

Providence College Basketball Team Honors 15-Year-Old Boy With Rare Genetic Disease

The Providence College basketball team recently honored a 15-year-old boy who has a rare genetic disease.

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Shorter, But More Severe Allergy Season Predicted After Record-Setting Winter

It’s hard to think about allergy season when there’s still snow on the ground.

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Virtual Colonoscopy A Less Invasive Option For Colon Cancer Screening

There are less invasive options for colon cancer screening, including CT colonography, which is also known as the virtual colonoscopy.

John Waage (WBZ-TV)

Spencer Students Rally Behind Teacher In Middle Of Health Insurance Fight

Doctors say John Waage needs surgery to help him survive, but his insurance company calls the operation “experimental” and won’t pay for it.

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NFL Player’s Early Retirement Draws Attention To Concussion Concerns

High-profile athletes drawing attention to concussions have changed how contact sports are coached.

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Aspirin Users With Common Genes May Get Less Colon Cancer

Researchers have identified common genetic traits that may explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer.

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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.