Health & Fitness

Yoga Could Help Heal Chronic Back Pain

CBS Boston (Health) 6/19 11:38A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) Healing your back with the help of yoga. It is a simple solution for people suffering from chronic back pain. A new study, conducted right here in Boston, has found yoga may be an easy...

Boston To Hold Public Meeting On Supervised Injection Sites

CBS Boston (Health) 6/16 5:40P Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) The Boston City Council will hold a public meeting next week on a controversial tactic to fight the opioid crisis: supervised injection sites. They are clinics where drug users can shoot up under the supervision of medical...

Boston Researchers Developing Way To Tan Without Harmful UV Rays

CBS Boston (Health) 6/15 5:49A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – Someday you may be able to get a tan without risking skin cancer. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed molecules that darken...

Boston Nurse Has Donated 16 Gallons Of Blood Over Last 30 Years

CBS Boston (Health) 6/14 2:44P Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) Wednesday is World Blood Donor Day and we re recognizing a man who has donated more than 16 gallons of blood over the last 30 years. He says it s easy and a great habit to get into. And...

Lawmakers Prepare Overhaul Of Recreational Marijuana Bill

CBS Boston (Health) 6/14 2:28A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) State lawmakers are poised to unveil a new bill on recreational marijuana that proposes significant changes from what voters agreed upon last year. The bill includes a 16 percent tax increase on pot, making a total tax of 28 percent....

Medford Man Receives Bionic Eye

CBS Boston (Health) 6/13 12:06P Health – CBS Boston
MEDFORD (CBS) After 20 years of darkness, there is light. It seems like science fiction, but a bionic eye implant is bringing a kind of sight to the blind. It s not what you and I see, but for a small...

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

CBS Boston (Health) 6/13 5:54A Health – CBS Boston
CHICAGO (AP) — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived...

5-Year-Old Mendon Girl Recovering After Black Widow Spider Bite

CBS Boston (Health) 6/12 11:08A Health – CBS Boston
MENDON (CBS) A Mendon family is planning to have their backyard fumigated after their daughter was bitten by a black widow spider. Kristine Donovan said the bite on her 5-year-old daughter Kailyn s...

App Helps Patients Manage Chronic Illness

CBS Boston (Health) 6/9 11:31A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) Managing a chronic illness can be difficult, especially with many medications, but a company located in Boston has developed an app that could make a world of difference. “I have chronic...

Mothers Given Too Many Painkillers After C-Sections, Researchers Say

CBS Boston (Health) 6/9 7:25A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) –- Researchers are warning about a danger for some new mothers -– being prescribed too many painkillers after a Cesarean section. A study conducted by Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that the average...

Summer Of Savings: Free Fitness Classes

CBS Boston (Health) 6/8 11:20A Health – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) To get into shape for the summer, you don t have to choose between groceries or the gym, when there are free fitness classes available. Here are a few options in this week’s Summer of Savings: SUMMER FITNESS SERIES The city of Boston...
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