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Obesity Epidemic Hits California
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“Losers” Gain Weight Back

"The Biggest Loser" is a reality show on  NBC that challenges overweight contestants to lose pounds. The contestants compete for a cash prize...

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MA House Says Yes To Illegals But No To Adult Day Care

Last week the Massachusetts House rejected a budget amendment that would have denied state aid to sanctuary cities. The House also refused to consider an amendment to increase funding for adult day care services...

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Jim Phillips TSM

Southcoast Health Donates Five New Defibrillators To City

Ambulances belonging to the New Bedford Emergency Medical Services Department are now equipped with five new high-tech defibrillators, courtesy of Southcoast Health...

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Senate Raises Minimum Age For Purchasing Tobacco Products

The Massachusetts Senate has voted overwhelmingly to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 across the state...

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NZ Federal Budget Expected To Reveal Surplus And New Spending
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Keating’s Bill Addresses Veteran’s Opioid Abuse

Congressman William Keating of Massachusetts is pushing legislation that would require all doctors in the Veterans Administration system to undergo pain medication education to lessen the over-prescribing of medication for seriously injured veterans...

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First Local Heart Walk

The Southern New England Heart Walk is coming for the first time to Dartmouth, MA! They are offering a new "heart and survivors" walk route in addition to the 3...

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Health Workers Test And Spray For Mosquitos As Texas Prepares For Zika Virus
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Confirmed Zika Case In Rhode Island

The first confirmed case of Zika has been confirmed in Rhode Island.

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Department Of Health Reports First Zika Case In Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Health announced the first confirmed case of Zika virus in the state. The individual who tested positive, was a 60-year-old male who had recently traveled to Haiti, where there is an active mosquito-borne transmission of Zika.

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Aid Flows Into Ecuador After Earthquake

Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise as people left homeless hunkered down for another night outside in the dark

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Locals Visit Cuban Farms

Cuba is now one of the world leaders in bio-fertilizers, with a regular production of organic food. Andy Tomolonis, Managing Editor for Online and New Media at The Standard-Times and author of Organic Hobby Farming, and local apple orchard farmer, John Howcroft, dropped by to chat about their recent trip to Cuba and what they found on farms there...

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