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In the A4 study, patients without significant memory loss will be screened with special brain scans looking for the presence of amyloid, a protein that clutters the brain. (WBZ-TV)

BU, Brigham And Women’s Part Of National Landmark Alzheimer’s Disease Study

Scientists around the country, including here in Boston, are launching a landmark study to try to stop the disease before it takes hold.

06/24/2014

Stephanie Vigliotti undergoes treatment for a back injury. (WBZ-TV)

Study Finds Teen Back Injuries On The Rise

Many young athletes are pushing themselves harder than ever before. And that can mean serious injuries.

05/26/2014

Medical scribes take notes for the doctor. (WBZ-TV)

Brigham And Women’s Medical Scribes Help Doctors Focus On Patient Care

Have you ever gone to see your doctor but instead of talking face-to-face, her back is to you as she types away on a computer screen?

05/05/2014

UMass Medical's virtual anatomy. (WBZ-TV)

UMass Medical Using ‘Virtual Anatomy’ To Teach Students

Human anatomy is one of the first courses a student has to take in medical school to study the body’s organs, nerves, vessels and more.

04/28/2014

Boston is considering a ban on electronic cigarette sales to minors.

FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

04/24/2014

Marijuana (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Boston Researchers: Adolescent Pot Use Changes Brain

Scientists at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital have found marijuana is bad for the brain.

04/16/2014

Walter Palmer & Christian Campero are part of the Sidekicks program at UMass Medical School.

UMass ‘Sidekicks’ Program Matches Medical Students With Sick Children

A student program at UMass Medical School is helping take the fear out of medical treatments for some children.

04/10/2014

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Beth Israel Doctors Using Google Glass In ER

Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center are the first in the country to be using Google Glass technology to save valuable seconds.

04/09/2014

A new technology at Mass General could help doctors detect breast cancer earlier.

Harvard Study Raises Questions About Mammograms

A recent study out of Harvard suggests that deciding when and how often to have a mammogram is not a black or white issue.

04/02/2014

Lowell Winterfest

Curious Why Gloomy Weather Gets You Down?

If the cold, gloomy weather is making you feel tired and depressed, you aren’t alone. The National Institute for Mental Health estimates that about…

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