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Wellness

There Is Now a Plan B Vending Machine at Brandeis University

A new type of vending machine has landed at Brandeis University in Waltham. It’s not one that dispenses snacks or soft drinks, but one that is intended for […]

Wellness

HPV Virus Causes Rise in Throat Cancer

Age and tobacco use are two of the most significant risk factors for cancer, and head and neck cancers are no exception. But when it […]

Wellness

How Robotic Surgery Saved This 71-Year-Old Veteran’s Life

At 71 years old, Louis J. DiPietro, Jr. is very conscientious about his health. That’s why the Belmont resident knew right away when something was […]

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Check Out This Massive Intact Blood Clot Someone Coughed Up

The human body is a strange and mysterious thing. The New England Journal of Medicine’s most recent addition to its photo series is certainly no exception. On Monday, The […]

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Celebrate the Grand Opening of Cambridge Naturals’ Second Location

In its 44 years of existence, Cambridge Naturals has only ever occupied one brick and mortar store—in Cambridge. On August 16, they expanded to a second […]

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Shalane Flanagan Will Return to the New York City Marathon This Year

Maybe for professional athletes, claiming retirement is a bluff to throw off the competition. Maybe it’s just hard to turn off the competitive drive. Or maybe they […]

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Massachusetts General Hospital Ranks Fourth in Nation Across All Specialties

The Best Hospitals ranking came out this week from U.S. News & World Report, and Boston healthcare has made multiple lists. But the highest rank might have […]

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Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center Ranks No. 4 in the Nation

When it comes to health care in the Hub, we certainly have no shortage. But what we also have in abundance is good healthcare. And by good, we mean […]

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Tufts Medical Center Names Michael Apkon as New CEO

Tufts Medical Center is getting a new driver in the front seat. The hospital announced today that Dr. Michael Apkon will become the next chief […]

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Partners Healthcare to Provide Transportation for Patients Through New Service Circulation

One of the biggest barriers to proper healthcare is not what you might think. According to the National Academy of Sciences, each year, 4 million Americans miss […]

Wellness

Tufts Medical Center Completes Its 500th Heart Transplant

When Frank Lalli, 61, of Portsmouth, RI came in for his heart transplant on June 6, he was probably more concerned about his health than […]

Wellness

Aly Raisman Is Named Newest Partner For Good by Eastern Bank

In an event to celebrate Eastern Bank’s 200th anniversary last night at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Aly Raisman was announced as the newest […]

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New Study Shows Many Breast Cancer Patients Don’t Need Chemo

Chemotherapy can save lives, but while it destroys the bad cells invading the body, it is also a toxin to the good ones. The decision […]

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital Found Guilty of Retaliating against Nurse

A jury awarded a Haitian-American nurse $28 million after finding Brigham and Women’s Hospital guilty of retaliating against her on Wednesday. The nurse, Gessy Toussaint, […]

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A Case of Typhoid Fever Was Reported at a Quincy Daycare

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a case of typhoid fever has been found at Bright Horizons daycare in North Quincy and the daycare […]