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Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine In Maine

A nurse who promised to defy Maine's quarantine for health care workers who've treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow.

Kaci Hickox left her Fort Kent home with her boyfriend on Thursday and went for a bike ride, trailed by reporters and a state police cruiser

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Breast Cancer Awareness
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As Breast Cancer Awareness Month Comes To An End, Don’t Forget The Men

 

All throughout the month of October we have shared stories with you about Breast Cancer. We've seen the football players wear pink cleats and pink gloves, the baseball players had pink bats and many high school and youth teams had pink fundraisers. One

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Photo by Heather Charles/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images

Breast Cancer Awareness Should Be Year Round

I live with a couple of women (wife and daughter), who voice complaints every year when they get their notice to schedule a mammogram.  According to them, the procedure is uncomfortable.  They often ask, why  they have to do this every year?   There are two important reasons as I see it:  To catch breast cancer at an early stage, and keep them alive

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New Bedford Health Officials Encourage Residents To Get Flu Shots

The New Bedford Health Department is encouraging local residents to get their flu shot....

That's Andrea Paleologos, the Public Health Nursing Supervisor in New Bedford. She says a flu shot is still the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu

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What Should Parents Do When Daughters Enter The New Puberty? [VIDEO]

Nowadays, most things are not the way they used to be. That goes for everything from technology to puberty. Which brings me to the question, what happens when a girl has the brain of an 8 year old and the body of a 13 year old?

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New Bedford Remains The Nation’s Top Fishing Port

NOAA has released its annual report on Fish-Landings In The U-S, and the Port of New Bedford is again the top fishing port dollar-wise in the nation. It's the 14th year in a row that New Bedford has been number one

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Breast Cancer by the Numbers — How Often It Occurs, How Much It Costs & More

Only by knowing the statistics of breast cancer will we be able to better arm ourselves against it.

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Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

Dallas Nurse Now Ebola-Free

Amber Vinson, a nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient in Dallas, is now virus-free, and was celebrated by her caregivers as courageous and passionate before getting out of the hospital on Tuesday

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Website photo from UMass Dartmouth SMAST

SMAST Launches Ocean Glider To Study Water Properties In Mid-Atlantic

An ocean glider belonging to the UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology will begin a 250-mile trip on Tuesday, studying water properties in the Mid-Atlantic, between Cape Cod and Cape Hatteras

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Dr. Thomas Frieden / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

CDC Issues New Guidelines For Healthcare Workers

The CDC is releasing new guidelines involving healthcare workers who return from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. CDC Director Tom Frieden said a more "active monitoring" program is being implemented in six states

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