Health

Patti Mahoney. (WBZ-TV)

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.

Health Reform

Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

CBS Local Health News
Kristen Balderston with her Airing device. (WBZ-TV)

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.

Kinesio tape on an athlete's arm (WBZ-TV)

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.

Mehealth for ADHD is an online application developed by a company in Marlborough. (WBZ-TV)

ADHD Online Application Proves Helpful To Doctors

Mehealth for ADHD is an online application developed by a company in Marlborough.

A woman, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, holds the hand of a relative. (Photo credit SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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Boston Providing Free Sunscreen At City Parks

The city is installing 30 free sunscreen dispensers in five public parks this summer.

Hemp-infused biscuits. (WBZ-TV)

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

Living Heart Project (WBZ-TV)

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.

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.