Dr. Mallika Marshall

WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall

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Mallika Marshall, MD, is an Emmy-award winning journalist and physician who serves as the regular Health Reporter at WBZ-TV in Boston. A practicing physician who is Board Certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Marshall serves on staff at Harvard Medical School and practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Chelsea Urgent Care Clinic and MGH Revere Health Center.

Marshall is currently a Contributing Editor for Harvard Health Publications (HHP), the publishing division of Harvard Medical School. She has nearly 15 years of media experience, including serving as “HealthWatch” Anchor at WBZ-TV News for 10 years beginning in 2000. Since working at WBZ-TV, Marshall was the Medical Contributor on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show “Katie.” She served as the medical contributor for New England Cable News (NECN) and as the Medical Director for Everyday Health, digital media’s popular source of medical news. Marshall also has served as the host of “Dr. Mallika Marshall,” a series of health news reports that was nationally syndicated and aired in more than 70 markets, including major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Houston.

A cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Marshall received her medical degree with honors at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. She completed her medical residency at Harvard in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association of Black Journalists. She also has served on the Board of Trustees for the Urgent Care Foundation and the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Boston.

In addition to numerous medical awards, she was an Associate Editor of the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide and a Contributing Editor for the Harvard Medical School affiliated website, InteliHealth.

Marshall is writing a series of children’s books that will deliver healthy messages in entertaining stories for school-age children. She will moderate the plenary session Breaking Barriers in Medicine: Prescriptions for Global Health.

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Doctors Strengthen Advice Against Codeine For Kids’ Coughs, Pain

The American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems.


Prostate cancer surgery (WBZ-TV)

Men With Early Stage Prostate Cancer May Choose Watch And Wait Over Treatment

New research may give men dealing with early-stage prostate cancer more confidence in how they decide to treat the disease.


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Women Are Hardwired To Wake Up Earlier Than Men

Men and women have different sleep-wake cycles.


Lice treatment at Lice Clinics of America (WBZ-TV)

Chemical Resistant Head Lice Found In Mass.

The CDC estimates as many as 12 million children are infested every year and experts say it is getting harder to treat.


Lily a therapy horse at Tufts Medical Center (WBZ-TV)

Therapy Horse Helps Patients Heal At Tufts Medical Center

For the past six years, Lily the Miniature Horse has been roaming the wards of Tufts Medical Center looking for attention, and she gets plenty of it.


Vaccine (WBZ-TV)

New Brain Cancer Vaccine Gives Patients Hope

A new vaccine is giving hope to patients with one of the most dangerous cancers.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (WBZ-TV)

New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students

Dr. Gene Beresin, a psychiatrist and Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, says 50% to 60% of college students have a psychiatric disorder.


New lens approved by FDA for those who suffer from cataracts. (WBZ-TV)

FDA Approves New Lens For Cataracts Patients

Doctors say the new lens is giving patients back their natural vision and reducing the need for glasses.


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Researchers Find Divorce Peaks Following Family Vacations

Researchers find that divorce consistently peaks during August and March, times that typically follow family holidays.


Twins (WBZ-TV)

Twins Live Longer Than Non-Twins, Study Finds

If you’re a twin, you can expect to live longer than your non-twin counterparts, and if you’re an identical male twin you might live even longer.



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