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Lose Weight At Work. Yes, Really.

Photo via Shutterstock. You’ve likely seen the fairly depressing research out there about office health problems. But there’s a new study about workplace health, and this one […]


Health Focus: Hearing Loss

It’s important to get your hearing checked throughout your life. Photo via Shutterstock.  Successful Marblehead lawyer Gerald Shea spent the first 30 years of his life not knowing […]

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Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures on the Red Carpet and in Real Life

Is she getting a facelift? Photo via Shutterstock. Award season may be over, but the prepping never ends. The most popular plastic surgery procedures on […]


Vermont Woman Gets Full Facial Transplant

In the operating room during Tarleton’s procedure. (Photo by lightchaser photography, courtesy of Brigham and Women’s Hospital) Carmen Blandin Tarleton spent much of the past six […]

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The Rise of Urgent Care Facilities

Doctors Express in Waltham has flat screens and iPads. Photo provided. If you cut yourself cooking, or sprain an ankle running, your first instinct would […]


Sharp Relief

Acupuncture is going mainstream in Massachusetts, and a new bill, if passed, would require health insurers to cover acupuncture for pain management, PTSD, nausea, and more.

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The Future of Breast Implants

Read about fat grafting, a promising new procedure of making natural breast implants versus synthetic saline or silocone breast implants.


Drug Overdose Deaths Rise Again (For the 11th Straight Year)

The number of deaths from drug overdoses rose in the U.S. for the 11th straight year. And last year, pharmaceuticals were involved in more than half of those deaths. Opioids […]


Boston Medical Center Offers New Reflux Treatment

Photo courtesy of Boston Medical Center Boston is known for being on the cutting edge of both medicine and technology, and a new treatment from […]


STDs Cost Our Healthcare System $16 Billion Annually

Chlamydia bacteria. Photo via Shutterstock The flu and the norovirus aren’t the only epidemics sweeping the country—research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says […]


Fix the Most Common Work-Related Health Problems

Photo via Shutterstock You can eat right and exercise everyday, but if you work in an office, those things can only go so far. Like […]


Boston Sports Clubs and Fitcorp to Merge

Boston Sports Clubs (BSC) and Fitcorp are merging. BSC is owned by Town Sports International, a New York-based company that owns and operates 60 fitness clubs nationwide, including 25 in […]


Helping Out Cancer Patients, One Meal At A Time

A meal kit from Healthy Habits Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Sue Schochet Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Vernon Cancer Center is teaming with Healthy Habits Kitchen to start a […]


Boston Doctor To Receive Presidential Medal

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton. Photo courtesy of Insieme/Fulvia Farassino Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, a Boston doctor responsible for such revolutionary developments as the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment […]


Report Says Breast Cancer Research Needs New Priorities

Photo via Shutterstock More time and effort needs to be spent studying the environmental causes of breast cancer and how they can be minimized or […]