Surgery

(WBZ-TV)

Some Women Choosing More Invasive Breast Cancer Surgery When They Don’t Need To

Some surgeons and oncologists are calling this the ‘Angelina Jolie’ effect.

04/23/2015

Trauma Foam. (WBZ-TV)

Watertown Company Develops Life-Saving Trauma Foam

A local surgeon has teamed up with the Arsenal Medical team to develop a trauma foam that will stabilize patients who require life-saving surgery.

WBZ-TV–02/25/2015

Diet, Scale, Resolutions

What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

The decision to have weight loss, or bariatric, surgery is not an easy one, nor is it an easy process for many patients.

02/20/2015

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

Because of a blood donor shortage, Jacqueline Rogers will have to wait for a heart transplant. (WBZ-TV Photo)

Blood Donor Shortage Postpones 8-Year-Old’s Heart Surgery At Boston Children’s Hospital

The Rogers family woke up Friday morning in a hotel near Boston Children’s Hospital. They had been preparing for this day for months; 8-year-old Jacqueline was scheduled for open heart surgery.

01/17/2014

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Pedroia Expected Back For Opener After Thumb Surgery

The Boston Red Sox second baseman hurt his hand diving into first base on opening day and played the rest of the season with the injury.

11/13/2013

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Spinal Cord Stimulation: Improved Treatment Helps Relieve Chronic Pain

Pain sufferers are turning to a treatment that uses a device implanted beneath the skin to send electrical signals to the spinal cord to control chronic pain.

10/20/2013

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