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Working to End Heart Transplant Rejection

Photo via Shutterstock After the nightmarishly-long waiting period for a heart transplant, every patient hopes that their new heart will last forever. Unfortunately, though, that’s […]


Doctor Appointments to Schedule Before Ages 30, 40, and 50

Doctor appointment photo via Shutterstock Preventing chronic conditions is the best way to preserve health. But as medical research continually produces new recommendations for how […]


‘Fat Letters’ Sent to Parents No Laughing Matter

Child photo via Shutterstock Some parents in North Andover are outraged that their kids’ schools recently sent home so-called “fat letters” alerting them that their […]

Greg Costa

Rare Disease Day: Raising Awareness for Uncommon Conditions

Hereditary angioedema patient Greg Costa speaks at the Massachusetts Rare Disease Day event. Photos by Jamie Ducharme Shrewsbury native Greg Costa had his first hereditary angioedema (HAE) attack when […]


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 […]

Plastic surgery

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 […]