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Melissa Malamut

Melissa Malamut, Senior Editor, Health, at Boston Magazine

As the Senior Editor, Health, Melissa assigns and edits lifestyle, health, fitness, beauty, and wellness content for bostonmagazine.com and the monthly print magazine. Melissa is a Massachusetts native, but spent half her life in South Florida and a few years living in NYC to boot. She loves all things Boston, NYC, 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 (but doesn't).

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Top Fitness Deals of the Week

We put all the best fitness deals in one place so you can stop making excuses and start working out.

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The Meningitis Outbreak Continues

With no answers and no end in sight, an expert tells us how this could have happened.


Google Says This is How We Choose Hospitals

A new study by Google examines healthcare in the digital age. Can Boston hospitals keep up?


The Rainy Day Workout

No gym, no equipment, no excuses: Easy, at-home exercises for days when you want to stay indoors.


Double-Hand Transplant Recipient Making Excellent Progress

This inspirational video showing a double-hand transplant’s progress will make you think twice before complaining about mowing the lawn.


Five Ways to Improve Brain Health

It takes more than a Words with Friends addiction to improve your brain.


Five Low-Cal Local Brews

We picked the lightest beers from Boston-area brewers so you can have your six-pack and drink it, too.


Summer Mosquitoes Spreading Disease into Fall

The Department of Public Health urges precautions until the first hard frost.


The Truth about Fasting

Fasting for Yom Kippur? Here’s what is really happening inside your body.


Put Down the Spoon

Three Salmonella cases in Mass. Possible source of contamination is Trader Joe’s salted peanut butter