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.

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Suicide rates, in general, have been on the rise in recent years, but especially among women between the ages of 45 and 64.


Study: 1 In 5 Young Adult Deaths Are Caused By Opioids

A staggering number of millennials are dying from opioids.


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The faster you walk, the longer you may live, according to a news study.


Compound In Toothpaste May Increase Risk Of Colon Cancer

Researchers have found that a germ-fighting ingredient in toothpaste may be linked to colon cancer.


Wearing Glasses May Really Be A Sign Of Intelligence

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Urologists Practice Spotting Tumors With Virtual Reality Technology

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Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control found that clothing pretreated with permethrin is an effective way to combat ticks.


Sunscreen Study: Better To Use SPF 100 Than SPF 50

New research suggests sunscreens with a higher SPF may be your best bet to avoid sunburn.


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Antidepressants May Cause Weight Gain

A new study out of Britain finds that using antidepressants could lead to weight gain over time.


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Number Of Doctors Recording Patient Visits Is Rising

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Report: More Than 24 People Have Died From CO Poisoning From Keyless Vehicles

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Concerns Over Lasting Exposure To Third-Hand Smoke

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USPSTF Issues New Recommendation On Prostate Cancer Screening

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New Peanut Allergy Test May Be Safer, More Accurate On Kids

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Quincy Mother Shares Skin Cancer Survival Story For Melanoma Monday

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Study Raises New Questions About Safety Of Youth Football

A new study from the Boston University School of Medicine raises more questions about the safety of youth tackle football.


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Study: Teens Who Use Marijuana Have Slight Reductions In Cognitive Function

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Mass. General Trial Uses Marijuana-Based Medicine To Reduce Seizures

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