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High Heels Step-Up Injuries

Are high heels a health hazard? High-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. You could say that injuries from high heels are on the rise! And we're not just talking about blisters!

In fact, the damages were severe enough that upon publication of the study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Injuries, the research team took the occasion to warn the public about appropriate footwear selection and awareness of one's surroundings

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Judge Approves Compensation Plan For Meningitis Victims

A bankruptcy judge has approved a $200 million plan to compensate victims of a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by a now-closed Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.

The money will be available to compensate the New England Compounding Center's creditors and victims who became ill or died as the result of receiving tainted steroid injections, under a plan approved Tuesday by a U

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The Falls Festival - Day 3

Study: Many Sunscreens Don’t Offer Protection

Many popular sunscreens don't really work.  A new study shows 80 percent of the SPF products on the market don't offer the protection stated on the label.

The Environmental Working Group's 2015 sunscreen guide also noted questionable or unsafe ingredients in some of the more than 17-hundred products tested

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Children's Hospital Class Aims To Help Youth With Obesity Issues
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Parents Deny Obesity In Own Kids

When researchers recently looked at data on how parents perceive their overweight young children, they learned that 94.9 percent believe the kids' size to be "just right." As startling and unsettling as that statistic may be, it had been shown before in smaller populations and wasn't the worst news out of the study

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Skin Cancer Selfie [VIDEO]

I have never been to a tanning salon, but I am a sun worshiper, which is just as bad. After learning about Tawny Willoughby's story on Good Morning America, I might never go outside without sunscreen ever again.

Willoughby is the 27-year-old mom featured in the video, warning others about the realit

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Woman One-Ups Man on FlexCam [VIDEO]

When the FlexCam lands on this guy, he is all too willing to show off his muscles. However, the woman behind him is JACKED! She has no shame when she takes off her jean jacket and shows everyone which way the beach is, welcomes every to the gun show, and all the while grinning at the guy in front of her

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor: City Will Meet With Leaders Of Homeless Group

A group of homeless people in New Bedford say the city needs to do more to assist the homeless.  They've signed a petition containing 158 names asking the Mayor for help.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's directing the city's Director of Housing and Community Development to meet with the petitioners

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Army Vet Arrested After Saving Dog [VIDEO]

Michael Hammons is an Army verteran from Athens, Georgia. He walked passed a car in a shopping mall parking lot and noticed a few people standing around it. They were waiting for police to arrive in assistance for a small dog locked inside and in distress from the heat

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Six New Bedford Schools Honored For Breakfast Program Increase

Six New Bedford schools have been honored for reaching 80% participation in the free School Breakfast Program.

The schools are the Hathaway, Hannigan, Kempton, Parker, Pacheco and Jirah Swift elementary schools

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Flowers and Bee
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The Pollen Tsunami

It's being called the 'Pollen Tsunami' and folks around here can expect a triple whammy! Oak and birch trees - the big bad pollen makers - are coming out at the same time as the seasonal ones like poplar, alder and ash

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