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NH Man Seeks Kidney Donor Using Pickup Truck Advertisement
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_0406201517512500000AA.mp4 AMESBURY, NH (CBS) – A retired police officer is looking for a new kidney and he’s asking anyone stuck in traffic to help. Donald Hall, who retired five years ago after 30 years working as a police officer in Amesbury and Newburyport, is in need of a kidney after being diagnosed with a rare form of gangrene. “I’ve been fighting for my life daily, but I have to stay on the positive side,” Hall said. “My kidney function right now is at zero percent.” In his search for an organ donor, Hall’s friend, Regi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mwschooley Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local A Kidney For Donald Amesbury Beth Israel Deaconess Kidney Transplant Newburyport Source Type: news

FDA To Take Another Look At The ‘Little Pink Pill’ For Women
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_0306201517314900000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – The “Little Pink Pill” to treat low libido in women. The FDA has already rejected it twice, but Thursday there will be another push to get it on the market. Dr. Mallika Marshall reported on this drug a few months ago and says there are more concerns raised about the pill’s safety. A lot of folks have been wondering what is taking so long to get a Viagra-like drug out there for women. As you can imagine when it comes to sexual dysfunction, women can be more complicated than men. For women the causes can be phys...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Flibanserin little pink pill PharmedOut Source Type: news

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Pose Low Risk To Unborn Baby, Study Finds
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_0206201517230400000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) — In 2006, the FDA warned the public that the use of common antidepressants, like Prozac and Paxil, late in pregnancy could put a baby at risk for respiratory failure.  But a new study from a local hospital shows that risk may not really exist. The FDA advisory pointed to a single study showing a six-fold increased risk of a condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn in women taking antidepressants. But a new large-scale study says the risk is negligible. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s H...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: larasalahi Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Antidepressants Brigham And Womens CBS Boston Pregnancy Pregnant WBZ Source Type: news

Less Is More When Treating Kids With Cancer
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_0106201517273900000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Some doctors now think you can do more for kids with cancer by actually doing less. A new study tracked more than 34,000 childhood cancer survivors over several decades. “What it’s shown,” says Dr. Anna Franklin at the Anderson Cancer Center, “is that over the years, the rates of children of childhood cancer survivors dying from a complication of their cancer treatment, is becoming less and less.” The study showed more limited use of radiation, avoiding certain drugs, and changing the way chemo is ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Cancer Cancer Treatment Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

FBI Investigating Johnson & Johnson Hysterectomy Device
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2805201517234900000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – WBZ-TV first introduced you to the Needham mom who developed metastatic cancer after undergoing a morcellation procedure to treat her uterine fibroids. Due in large part to her and her husband’s campaign to stop the practice, a company that manufactured the device is now being investigated by the Feds. A year and a half ago, Dr. Amy Reed, an anesthesiologist and mother of six, had a hysterectomy for uterine fibroids at a local hospital. They used a device called a power morcellator which grinds the uterus into pieces so i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall FDA Health News Johnson & Johnson Metastatic Cancer morcellation Uterine Fibroids Source Type: news

Study Reveals Flaws In Gene Testing; Results Often Conflict
BOSTON (AP) – The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax. Researchers say the study shows the need for consumers to be careful about choosing where to have a gene test done and acting on the results, such as having or forgoing a preventive surgery. “We have very clear documentation that there are differences in what patients are getting” in terms of how tests on the same gene variations are inte...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Local News American College Of Medical Genetics And Genomics Boston Diane Stern Gene Testing Genes WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Source Type: news

Data Shows Waiting To Cut Umbilical Cord Could Benefit Babies
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2705201517364200000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – The umbilical cord connects a baby to its placenta, which is rich in blood and nutrients. In most cases, the cord is cut within seconds of delivery, but new data suggests that some babies might do better if that connection to the placenta isn’t severed quite so fast. Not even one day old, Sophia Andalepe had an uneventful birth at Beth Israel Deaconess. “The whole experience has been great,” Sophia’s mother, Shadi Akhtari told WBZ-TV. Sophia’s umbilical cord was severed right after birth. But a new...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mwschooley Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dr. Mallika Marshall Dr. Toni Golden Umbilical Cord Source Type: news

How To Avoid Being Overcharged On Medical Bills
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2605201523181600000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – If you have paid a medical bill recently, there’s a good chance you paid too much. It’s a concept Jeremy Winetraub now understands well. While still recovering from hernia surgery, he got hit with a $20,000 bill from the hospital. “It was horrifying,” he said. Jeremy’s doctor was in his insurance company’s network, what he didn’t know was the hospital was not. They were looking for Jeremy to cover the costs his insurance company would not. “We pay a lot for insurance and then to h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Health Insurance Hospital Kathryn Hauser medical bills Source Type: news

Tinder’s Fault? R.I. Health Officials Blame Social Media In STD Uptick
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS) — Cases of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Rhode Island and health officials are pointing to encounters made possible by social media as a culprit. The health department says that syphilis cases are up 79 percent, gonorrhea has increased by 30 percent, and newly identified HIV cases are up 33 percent from 2013 to 2014. The increase is consistent with national trends, officials say, and they’re citing “high-risk behaviors that have become more common in recent years.” Those behaviors “include using social media to arrange casual and often anonymous s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local dating apps HIV Rhode Island sexually transmitted diseases Social Media STD's Tinder Source Type: news

Boston Hospital Using ‘Pacemaker’ To Fight Obesity
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2105201517175200000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – If you think about weight loss surgery, there are three main options: Gastric Bypass, the Lap Band, and the Gastric Sleeve. But there haven’t been any other weight loss procedures approved by the FDA for over ten years, that is, until now. Back in January the government agency approved a new device that’s less complicated, safe, and effective. “Most all of my life I have been overweight.” Mike Magnant from Carver loves to spend time on the tugboat he built, but the extra pounds he carried around took a t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: bostonwebintern Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Diet Dr. Mallika Marshall Tufts Medical Center vBloc Therapy Weight Loss Source Type: news

Dangerous Bacteria Found In Single-Serve Coffee Makers
DALLAS (CBS) — If you brew your first cup of coffee with a Keurig, you may want to wash it first. CBS stations in Dallas, Pittsburgh and Chicago tested dozens of single-serving coffee makers and found various bacteria. See Report From CBS Dallas The swabs found colonies of the usual suspects. . . E-coli, staph, strep — any of which can make you sick. The best advice to avoid illness is to clean the machine daily, change the water after every use and use filtered water instead of tap. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Coffee coffee pods E Coli Keurig single-serve coffee Source Type: news

Laser System Promises To Eliminate Snoring
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2005201523173600000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Technology is promising a big breakthrough for people who snore, and maybe some peace for those who are nearby. A laser system, known as NightLase, was developed in Slovenia and is now being introduced here in the U.S. as way to stop patients from snoring. Lana Vilbaum is happily married to her husband Dmitry, but his loud snoring was wearing on here nerves. “I’m tired. I’m tired when I wake up.” Dmitry went through the NightLase procedure and he feels that it has changed his life. “It’s a mi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall NightLase Sleep Apnea Snoring Source Type: news

Children Sickened By Marijuana-Laced Gummy Candies, Police Say
HARVARD (CBS) — Police in Harvard are warning parents that children in the area are using edible drugs and getting sick. “Over the last few weeks several kids in this area have ended up in the hospital,” police said Tuesday in a Facebook post. The department shared photos of gummy candies made from marijuana byproducts. Some are sold commercially while others can be made at home by mixing chemicals, police said. The warning label on EdiPure Red Fish, one of the products police cited, says “Medical Use Only – Keep From Children.” Police are asking parents to take the time to look what chi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local children drugs edible drugs EdiPure Harvard marijuana gummies pot gummy candy Source Type: news

Parents Warned Of Deadly ‘NBOMe’ Drug Being Sold To Boston-Area Kids
EVERETT (CBS) — Police are warning parents about a dangerous and deadly drug being marketed to school-aged children in the Boston area. It’s called NBOMe or 25i, sometimes referred to as “N-Bomb.” Everett police say they arrested two people over the weekend “for displaying strange self-destructive behavior” believed to be linked to the designer drug. NBOMe is often sold as LSD for about $1.50 to $5 a dose, but police say it’s toxic and can have devastating side effects. At least three teenage deaths nationwide are connected to the drug, according to police. “Drug educato...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local 25i Drugs Everett Everett Police LSD N-Bomb NBOMe Source Type: news

Too Much Salt Could Affect Reproductive Health
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_1805201517310800000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Think twice before letting your child grab the salt shaker because it could affect their reproductive health, says Dr. Mallika Marshall. It is generally recommended that adults consume no more than 2,000 milligrams of salt a day, which is about a teaspoon, but most Americans eat much more than that through processed foods, snack foods, meats, condiments and breads. A new study out of the University of Wyoming has found that rats who were given a sodium-rich diet, with levels of salt 3 to 4 times the recommended daily allowanc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall puberty Salt Source Type: news

Daughters Of Working Mothers May Make More Money, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — Here’s more evidence that women who work outside of the home should shed their guilt about spending time away from the kids. Researchers at Harvard Business School looked at 24 developed countries and found that women whose moms worked outside of the home more likely to have jobs themselves, are more likely to have supervisory roles in those jobs, and tend to earn more money than women whose mothers stayed at home full time. Men raised by working moms are more like to help with the household chores and spend more time caring for family members. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: larasalahi Tags: Health Uncategorized CBS Boston Mallika Marshall Mom Stay-at-home WBZ Working Source Type: news

Partners Connected Health To Consider Using iThermonitors
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_1405201517464800000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Eighteen-month old Isla Woulfe of Malden is a happy, healthy child, but a few months ago when she spiked a fever, she had a seizure. “It was in the middle of the night and so obviously I was really nervous,” says her mom, Alyssa Woulfe. Afraid it might happen again, Alyssa tried a new device called an iThermonitor. Placed under the armpit with an adhesive patch and synced through Bluetooth with a smartphone or tablet, the iThermonitor records a child’s temperature every four seconds. If the temperature rises a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen bluetooth Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News iThermonitor iThermonitors Partners Connected Health Thermometer Source Type: news

Achoo! Springfield, Providence Among ‘Sneeziest And Wheeziest Cities’
SPRINGFIELD (CBS) — A new report names two New England cities as the “sneeziest and wheeziest” places in America. The Natural Resources Defense Council looked at ragweed and ozone data, which it says can lead to asthma attacks and worsen allergy symptoms. Springfield, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island are both named “Asthma Capitals.” Read The Report The No. 1 sneeziest and wheeziest city is Richmond, Virginia, which also took the title in 2010 and 2011. The council credits Richmond’s ranking to high pollen levels, death rates from asthma and numbers of asthma-related emergency ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies Climate Change Natural Resources Defense Council Ozone Pollen Providence ragweed Springfield Source Type: news

Landscaper Survives After Nail Impaled In His Eye
BOSTON (CBS/AP) – A landscaper survived a horrific accident after a nearly 3-inch nail was impaled in his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker. The incident happened about two years ago, but was just reported this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. Landscaper escapes with "barely a scratch" after getting 3-inch nail in eye http://t.co/ESrDI735gv pic.twitter.com/uFSoj73Qhv — CBS News (@CBSNews) May 14, 2015 The unidentified 27-year-old landscaper was cutting weeds using a power string trimmer when it hit a nail and it became lodged in his right eye. ‘EXCRUCIATING&rsquo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News CT Scan Dr. Rajiv Gupta Dr. Wael Asaad Landscaper Massachusetts General Hospital MGH Nail In Eye New England Journal Of Medicine X-Ray Source Type: news

Local Researchers Work To Eliminate The High From Medical Marijuana
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_20150513123129200AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – The healing powers of marijuana have been known for years. However, many patients don’t want the side effects associated with smoking pot. Groundbreaking research is taking place at Northeastern University, where researchers are trying to capture the pain relieving powers of pot while eliminating the high. That would be good news for Bill Downing of Reading. He has suffered from genetic gout for more than 30 years. “If it is really bad, I cannot walk.” Sometimes, medical marijuana is Downing’s only re...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Abhijit Kulkarni Bill Downing Ganesh Thakur Mallika Marshall Marijuana Northeastern University Source Type: news

49 Adult Deaths Linked To Flu In New Hampshire This Season
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human services says there were 49 adult deaths related to the flu this season, the highest total since it began keeping track in 1999. The Nashua Telegraph reports that the previous high total for flu-related deaths was 45 during the 2012-2103 season, but the numbers are inexact because the flu isn’t an official reportable disease and different health care providers may use different standards for attributing deaths to the disease. Officials say the numbers reflect the severity of the strain of the flu and a mismatch of the vaccine available thi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Flu Flu Deaths flu season New Hampshire Source Type: news

Zoobiquity: Physicians, Veterinarians Collaborate For Better Treatments
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_0605201523222000000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Do you have a pet? No doubt you share love and affection. But you could share similar health problems, too, everything from anxiety to cancer. Dr. Mallika Marshall takes a closer look at how veterinarians and physicians are now working together to help all of us. “Completely shocked.” That’s how Jeff Scholes of Andover felt when he was told his 10 year old Norwich Terrier, Chien, had a dangerous heart rhythm and without surgery, could die. “I told them anything you need to do to fix him,” says Jeff...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Physicians Veterinarians zoobiquity Source Type: news

Boston Medical Center Teaches Patients Healthy Cooking Tips
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_0605201517560600000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Spaghetti squash is a vegetable not familiar to many of us, but today that’s what was on the menu at the demonstration kitchen at Boston Medical Center. Tracey Burg, a registered dietician and former chef, shows patients at BMC how to roast it, toss it with marinara sauce, add some turkey meatballs, a sprig of basil and voila! A tasty and nutritious dish is created. The demo kitchen works closely with BMC’s preventative food pantry. Whatever is fresh in the pantry is what Tracey brings to the table. Her classes cate...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Boston Medical Center Dr. Mallika Marshall Food spaghetti squash Source Type: news

I-Team: Consumers Believe Mattresses Made Them Sick
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_3004201523293300000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Sleep is essential for good health and a mattress is key to getting that good night’s rest. But the I-Team discovered that some people believe their bed may actually be making them sick. “What was immediately noticeable was it had an extremely pungent odor,” explained a Metro-West area man who did not want to be identified. He claims that smell came from his newly delivered mattress, a $3,200 Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress. He claims the mattress made him feel ill, with a significantly elevated pulse rate a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health i-Team Local News Syndicated Local Formaldehyde Mattress Ryan Kath Tempur-Pedic Source Type: news

Vergara Lawsuit Raises Ethical Questions About Frozen Embryos
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_3004201517503700000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – The former fiancé of Sofia Vergara is suing the high profile actress to protect two frozen embryos they made together. Vergara has moved on from her relationship to Nick Loeb, but he wrote an impassioned op-ed in the New York Times saying he wants to become a parent even if she doesn’t. The two had signed a consent form stating that any embryos they created could only be brought to term if both of them agreed. But Loeb claims it should be void because California law requires no mention of what would happen if they ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Beth Germano frozen embryos Nick Loeb Sofia Vergara Source Type: news

World Medical Innovation Forum Raises Awareness About MS
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2904201517251500000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – The World Medical Innovation Forum was held over the past three days at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, attracting more than 1,000 attendees and featuring world-renowned experts on brain and nerve disorders. Dr. Mallika Marshall had the honor of moderating a panel on multiple sclerosis Wednesday morning and learned about all of the remarkable advances in treating this disorder that attacks nerves in the brain, the eyes, and the spinal cord and affects more women than men. Nicole Whitmore, 35, of Beverly, was diagnosed with m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Multiple Sclerosis World Medical Innovation Forum Source Type: news

In Their Shoes: The ‘Tsunami’ Of Young Adults Aging Out Of Autism Services
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2704201523295600000AA.mp4 BOSTON – It’s being called “the coming tsunami” One in 68 children are diagnosed with autism. They get school support until age 22, but then what? In the next decade, a half million young adults with autism will need a place to live, and a job. It’s bringing a wave of anxiety to those who care for them, like Janet Amorello whose son Sam is 19 years old. He was born on July 4, 1995 – Independence Day. “I think he was born smiling,” Janet reminisced. When doctors told her that little Sam had autism, it...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Eich Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Autism David Wade In Their Shoes Source Type: news

Kids With Lice Shouldn’t Miss School, Says American Academy Of Pediatrics
BOSTON (CBS) – A leading group of pediatricians is issuing new guidelines on the treatment and management of head lice. Lice do not carry disease and aren’t dangerous. However, most schools require that kids be free of lice and free of nits (lice eggs) before returning to class. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is saying children should not miss school just because they have lice, pointing to the fact that lice usually don’t spread between kids simply because they’re in the same classroom. That’s because lice don’t jump, they crawl, so it really takes head-to-head contact to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: bostonwebintern Tags: Education Health Local News Syndicated Local American Academy Of Pediatrics Dr. Mallika Marshall Head Lice Kids School Source Type: news

New Treatment Developed In Mass. Promises To Eliminate Cellulite
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2704201523184100000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – A new procedure to treat cellulite, developed right here in Massachusetts, is promising something pretty unbelievable. “Cellfina” can eliminate the bumpy, dimpled skin that makes so many women self-conscious. Cellfina has recently been approved by the FDA. Paolo Pacella of Dedham is pretty happy with the way she looks in the mirror these days. Several years ago she was part of the clinical trial for Cellfina. “The skin on my buttocks, and the back of my thighs, is still smooth. It’s a permanent solutio...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: bostonwebintern Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Cellfina Cellulite Dr. Michael Kaminer FDA Mallika Marshall Paolo Pacella Weight Loss Source Type: news

British Man’s Quest For Life-Changing Surgery Leads Him To Mass.
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2404201523151400000AA.mp4 ORANGE (CBS) – A British man who was once one of the heaviest men in the world will undergo life-changing surgery next week. At his heaviest, 54-year-old Paul Mason weighed nearly 1,000 pounds. “It was so bad, that the thought of one day, me walking into the kitchen full of food just horrified me, scared me. It’s like an alcoholic walking into a bar,” says Mason. Mason lost nearly 650 pounds after gastric bypass surgery in England in 2010. Soon after, he realized his health concerns were far from over. “I’d do...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Julie Loncich Paul Mason Rebecca Mountain skin surgery Source Type: news

MGH Doctor On ‘Time 100′ List For Alzheimer’s Research
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2404201518202000000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Time Magazine just released its list of the 100 most influential people in the world and a Boston scientist was celebrated as one of the pioneers. Dr. Rudolph Tanzi has been described as a “rock star scientist.” He played keyboards on Aerosmith’s last album and jams with Joe Perry and the Joe Perry Project, but it’s his work in his lab at Mass General Hospital that has rocked the world of Alzheimer’s research. Music plays a big part in Dr. Tanzi’s daily life. “I have to play every day,&...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: bostonwebintern Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Alzheimer's Disease Cure Alzheimer's Fund Dr. Rudolph Tanzi Influential People Mass General Hospital Time Magazine Source Type: news

Stress Of Commuting Affects Men And Women Differently
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2304201523203000000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Commuting can be one of the most annoying aspects of today’s work world. Endless traffic can send stress levels soaring. Research has found the psychological impact of commuting affects men and women in very different ways. Heather Martin puts in a lot of work before work, as she gets her two elementary school aged children ready for school. After getting her boys fed and checks their homework, Martin has to prepare for a 50 minute commute from her home in Franklin to her office in Newton where she is the COO of a human s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Commute Commuting Dr. Mallika Marshall Driving Stress Source Type: news

Some Women Choosing More Invasive Breast Cancer Surgery When They Don’t Need To
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2304201517375400000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – A national study finds that even when women diagnosed with breast cancer are given the option to save their breast, many choose not to. The new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital had two important findings. They found that with newer chemotherapy agents, a significant percentage of women with what is considered aggressive breast cancer, can safely opt to have a lumpectomy with radiation with outcomes just as good as if they choose to have mastectomy. But the study also found that when women were given the option of t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Breast Cancer Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Angelina Jolie Brigham & Women's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall lumpectomy Mastectomy Study Surgery Source Type: news

It’s YMCA ‘Healthy Kids Day’ This Saturday
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dpetrone01 Tags: Health Source Type: news

McDonald’s Closing Hundreds Of Restaurants As Sales Slide
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s plans to unwrap a plan next month that it says will help turn around sales declines around the world. CEO Steve Easterbrook, who stepped into the role just last month, said Wednesday the company will share “initial details” of the plan May 4. “I think there is a hunger and an interest in our business to embrace change,” Easterbrook said during a conference call. While McDonald’s has been “phenomenally successful” for decades, he said that has also made the company conservative. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said global sales declin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Business Health Local News Chipotle Fast Food McDonald's McDonald's closing Taco Bell Source Type: news

Teens Hurting Themselves Doing ‘Kylie Jenner Challenge’
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2204201517541200000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – The “Kylie Jenner Challenge” is all the rage these days. Kylie Jenner is known for her full lips. On the reality show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” she has been seen squeezing and plumping them in the mirror to get them bigger. Now, teens are trying to puff up their lips just like the reality star, but this could be a dangerous trend. Teens are sucking the air out of cups, shot glasses, and bottles, or using vacuum cleaner hoses to suction their lips to get them to swell. Then, they’re p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Full Lips Keeping Up With The Kardashians Kylie Jenner Kylie Jenner Challenge Kylie Jenner Twitter Reality TV Source Type: news

Study: MMR Vaccine Does Not Trigger Autism
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_2204201517352100000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – There is new information that some doctors say could end concerns about the link between vaccines and autism.  The vaccine that had been called into question in the past, based on false science, was the MMR vaccine, or the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. There’s a new study published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA, which says not only does the MMR vaccine not cause autism, it doesn’t even cause autism in high risk kids. Researchers studied nearly 100,000 chi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Autism Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Journal Of The Medical Association MMR Vaccine Unvaccinated Children Vaccinations Source Type: news

New Camera Technology Connects Mothers With Newborns In NICU
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_1704201517234900000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – South Shore Hospital is using new technology to keep the connection between its tiniest patients and their worried parents. New cameras in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are keeping families in touch 24/7. The system is providing comfort and peace of mind for loved ones who can’t always be with their newborns. The emotional bond between a mother and her newborn is immeasurable. The bond can be threatened when a baby is born prematurely and is in intensive care, but the mother is discharged from the hospital and has to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: bostonwebintern Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Angel Eye Bill Shields Neonatal Intensive Care Unit South Shore Hospital Source Type: news

Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_1604201522190500000AA.mp4 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Think you’re safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven’t been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed the Northeast this winter was like a cozy quilt for baby blacklegged ticks that are now questing for blood as the weather warms up. And a researcher at New York’s Binghamton University said Lyme disease-infected ticks aren’t just in forests and fields. “We&rs...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Everyday Earth Health Local News LYME DISEASE tick season ticks Source Type: news

Powdered Alcohol Creator Tries To Get Ahead Of State Bans
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin selling the powder, which makes vodka and rum drinks or cocktails when mixed with water. READ: Controversial Powdered Alcohol Gets Government Approval But first, Phillips must convince skeptical lawmakers from Hawaii to Maine, who are working frantically to keep powdered alcohol off limits. “We’re all trying to get our laws in place bef...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Alcohol Maine Palcohol Powdered Alcohol Source Type: news

Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Wilson, 58, credits a second opinion for the procedure after an initial biopsy found no cancer. “You have nothing to lose if both opinions match up for the good, and everything to gain if something that was missed is found, which does happen. Early diagnosis is key,” she said in a statement to People magazine. The actress, who has been starring in Larry David’s “Fish in the Dark” on Broadway, is expecting to make a full recovery and to be back on stage May 5, according...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: cbskapost Tags: Entertainment Health Angelina Jolie Breast Cancer Rita Wilson Shawn Thomas Tom Hanks Source Type: news

5 Simple Exercises That Lower Stress
Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Tami Meraglia, MD, known as “Dr. Tami” to her patients and fans, is double board certified in integrative and natural medicine and aesthetic medicine. She is the medical director of the Vitality Medical Clinic in Seattle, Washington, and on the advisory board of Douglas Labs. She is the author of The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days, out now from sister company Simon & Schuster and available wherever books are sold. Many of us have heard that we should “reduce our stress,” but the truth is that stress is par...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: cbskapost Tags: Boston's Best Family & Pets Health CBS Local Exercise Simon and Schuster Stress Tami Meraglia The Hormone Secret Source Type: news

Warning About New ‘Hormone Reset Diet’
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_1304201517184300000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – There’s a newcomer to the diet scene. It’s called the Hormone Reset Diet and it promises to help women lose weight, but Dr. Mallika Marshall says before you sign on, there are some things you should know. This new method was conceived by a doctor, a gynecologist in California. She claims women can lose 15 pounds in 21 days if they follow seven dietary guidelines, each designed to address a specific hormonal imbalance. For example, for estrogen, go meatless and eliminate alcohol. Get rid of fruit to reset the hunge...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local Syndicated Local Diet Dr. Mallika Marshall hormone reset diet hormones Source Type: news

Simmons College President Battles Breast Cancer
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_1004201518303800000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Breast cancer is a very personal diagnosis. When a woman with breast cancer holds a powerful leadership position, the decision to talk about battling the disease involves more than just herself. Simmons College President Helen Drinan has spent the academic year sharing her private struggle with the entire campus community. “(My doctor) said they were right to bring you back (because) we think you have breast cancer,” Drinan said. That was late August and almost immediately Drinan decided she wouldn’t keep it ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Breast Cancer Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Cancer Screening Chemotherapy Massachusetts Paula Ebben Simmons College Source Type: news

Worst Allergy Season In Years Possible After Brutal Winter
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_20150410000657073AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – After our harsh winter, the spring allergy season could be one of the worst in recent memory. Jake van den Herick, a 12-year-old from Lexington, is already seeing his allergist to try and prevent an onslaught of the usual symptoms. “I get a stuffy nose, runny nose, sometimes headaches,” he said. So what is setting up this season to be so bad? The cold weather has stunted the growth of all kinds of vegetation. Read: Shorter, More Severe Allergy Season Predicted WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher added this per...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Allergies Dr. John Saryan Dr. Mallika Marshall Jake van den Herick Lahey Hospital And Medical Center WBZ TV Source Type: news

Brigham & Women’s Hospital Finds New Way To Treat Brain Aneurysms
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_20150403192847407AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – There is a new therapy to stop deadly aneurysms from bursting. Up to five percent of the population has brain aneurysms and often many go undetected, but can rupture with devastating consequences. They also affect more women than men. Fall River’s Donna Murphy had a hidden danger lurking inside her head. “I woke up and I felt dizzy and they did an MRI and thank God they did because they found out that I had a brain aneurysm,” said Donna Murphy. Brain aneurysms are commonly treated with open brain surgery, but Do...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: bostonwebintern Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Brain Aneurysms Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Ali Aziz Sultan Dr. Mallika Marshall New Treatment Source Type: news

Antibiotics Over-Prescribed For Sinus Infections In The US
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_0204201517383300000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Antibiotics are over prescribed in this country and as it turns out, 20 percent of them are used to treat sinusitis. Sinusitis gets diagnosed about 30 million times annually, but not every sinus headache is sinusitis and not every sinusitis requires antibiotics. So in an effort to limit their use, leading ear, nose, and throat surgeons are arming doctors and patients with information to decide whether a prescription is actually needed. Symptoms of sinusitis include colorful nasal discharge, stuffy nose, facial pain and pressure...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Antibiotics Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Sinus Infection Symptoms Sinus Infections Sinusitis Source Type: news

Study Links Letting Kids Sip Alcohol To Later Drinking
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS) — Letting children have even a sip of alcohol could lead to danger, according to a new study. Researchers at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies found that giving kids a taste of alcohol before the sixth grade made them five times more likely to have a full drink by ninth grade than children who never had a sip. Children who had sipped alcohol were also four times more likely to have been drunk and 3.7 times more likely to have tried binge drinking before their freshman year of high school, the study found. The study is a counterpoint to the belief that letting chi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Alcohol alcohol study Brown University children sipping alcohol Source Type: news

Parents Warned To Use Metric System When Giving Medicine To Kids
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_3003201517444000000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Patients are often told to give their child a teaspoon or 2 ½ teaspoons of a medication like Tylenol or ibuprofen or an antibiotic. The problem is, some parents will use a regular kitchen spoon and could inadvertently give too much medication. For example, a tablespoon of liquid is three times as much as a teaspoon. So pediatricians are encouraging parents to focus on milliliters instead…and once again are calling on drug manufacturers, pharmacists, and doctors to be consistent about metric dosing. Look for the m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Dr. Mallika Marshall Medication Medicine Parents Source Type: news

Study: Quality Time Spent With Kids More Important Than Quantity
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_3003201517492300000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Working moms are spending as much time with their kids as “at-home” mothers did in the early 1970s, but many moms and some dads still feel guilty about not spending even more time with their children. Dr. Mallika Marshall says working moms and dads shouldn’t worry so much. It’s quality time that matters, not quantity. In the first large-scale study of its kind, researchers found that the amount of time parents spend with their kids between the ages of 3 and 11 has essentially no bearing on how their chil...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Children Dr. Mallika Marshall Kids Source Type: news