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An FDA Loophole Prevents Women From Suing Birth Control Maker

A percentage of women using the Essure birth control method are discovering severe side effects, but an FDA loophole is preventing them from suing the products makers.

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New Bedford Participates In World AIDS Day

"HIV" stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

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Mass. Regulators Want to Limit How Much Gamblers Spend At Casinos

Casino companies are voicing strong concerns about a plan by state gambling regulators to limit the time and money gamblers spend at casinos.

Representatives from Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming all said they support finding innovative ways to prevent gambling addiction

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Tips to Stop Smoking Today!

Today is the Great American Smokeout! This is the national movement to inspire you to quit smoking for good. Go 24 hours without smoking and see what happens! If you need a little help to keep that cigarette at bay, here are a few tips to get you started.

1. Choose a quit date within the next two weeks. Write it do

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It’s Been 23 Years Since Pete Braley Had A Cigarette

 

Today is the day for the Great American Smoke-out sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Every year at this time I look back to my own experience.

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One Trick to Help Keep Your Balance as You Age

Believe it or not, age can affect a person's physical balance as young as 30 years old. Mark Peters is a Tai chi trainer who explained that the communication between the muscles and brain is a big part of maintaining balance, and problems arise when that begins to break down

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New Research Equipment Unveiled At UMass Dartmouth

A new piece of research equipment at UMass Dartmouth is the first of its kind in Southeastern Massachusetts.

A duel source single crystal x-ray diffractometer was unveiled Monday at the campus Research building

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The Annual Smokeout Is Thursday

 

The Great American Smokeout is this Thursday. The American Cancer Society encourages smokers to quit the habit on the third Thursday of each November.

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US Journalist Who Contracted Ebola In Liberia Treated At Nebraska Medical Center

Surgeon With Ebola Dies In Nebraska

A Maryland surgeon who traveled to his native Sierra Leone to help treat Ebola patients there, has died at a Nebraska hospital.

Dr. Martin Salia passed away at the Nebraska Medical Center today

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State Officials Hope For Smoother Health Website Launch

Massachusetts residents hoping to find health insurance can begin searching the state's revamped health care website.

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