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As part of our year in review, we're looking at the biggest health and science stories of 2017 with WBUR's Carey Goldberg.

2017 has, largely, been a positive year in the health and sciences. There have been no major disease outbreaks, no new Zika, no new Ebola. But there have been a number of discoveries that make the future of health and science seem hopeful: a new cancer therapy, Car-T, and the team who discovery gravitational waves in 2016 was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics. And good news for Massachusetts: the state has been ranked the healthiest in the country in a report called American Health Rankings.

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Carey Goldberg, editor of WBUR's CommonHealth Blog. She tweets @commonhealth.

This segment aired on December 27, 2017.

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