Melissa Malamut

Melissa Malamut

Health editor, Boston magazine

Melissa started her magazine career at Boston as a fact-checker in 2005. She also worked as a reporter/fact-checker at ESPN The Magazine and her writing has appeared in Marie Claire, Miami New Times,, and more. Melissa is a Massachusetts native but spent half her life in South Florida. She loves all things Boston and the Florida Gators, and has an argument about how she can love both the Red Sox and the Marlins that will knock your socks off. Her book, She's Got Game was published by St. Martin's Press in 2010. Melissa is also certified to teach Pilates.

Melissa Malamut'S latest stories

Local Researchers Find Down Syndrome and Leukemia Link

Risk is 20 times greater than the general population.

Q&A: Kathrine Switzer

We talked to the woman behind the iconic photo.

A Beacon Hill Yoga Studio Auditioned For Shark Tank

The owners (four sisters) are hoping to swim in the tank.

Join Runner's World Editors For a Free Fun Run

An estimated 300 runners will circle the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

The 'Dear World' Project Comes To Boston

The photo shoot brought Marathon bombing survivors back to the finish line.

Age Is a Lot More Than Just a Number

Especially in Boston, which was named a top city to grow old in.

Running Is More Popular Than Ever

In Boston, 13 percent more people are lacing up than at this time last year.

Marijuana Changes the Brain, Study Says

And not in a good way.

Harvard Is Collecting and Archiving Marathon Medical Mementos

The project is called 'Strong Medicine.'

B.Good Is Getting into the Juicing Craze

Introducing 4 Petal Cold Pressed Juice. (Yum.)