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State Not Prepared For Ebola, Says Nurses Group

A group representing Massachusetts nurses says many hospitals in the state are ill-prepared to deal with a case of Ebola.

David Schildmeier, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Nurses Association says that frontline health workers such as nurses lack the resources necessary to protect themselves while treating an Ebola patient

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Dr. Najam Zaidi discusses the Ebola and Enterovirus on The WBSM Morning Show. Credit: Dan McCready/TSM
Dr. Najam Zaidi discusses the Ebola and Enterovirus on The WBSM Morning Show. Credit: Dan McCready/TSM

Local Doctor Provides Information On Enterovirus 68

The spread of the Enterovirus 68 has many parents concerned that their children are at risk of catching the potentially lethal virus.

Dr. Najam Zaidi, the Medical Director of the Infection Control Program at Southcoast Health, told the WBSM Morning Show says that some basic hygene tips will do a great deal to prevent the Enterovirus from spreading

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Should School Start Later For Teenagers?

Doctors say middle school and high school classes should not start before 8:30 a.m.

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What Is Your Nut Preference?

If you had to chose a nut for a quick snack, would it be an almond or a peanut?

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Ebola Outbreak Receives Highest Alert

The Ebola outbreak is receiving the highest alert from the Centers for Disease Control. The "level 1 activation" is reserved for the most dangerous public health emergencies.

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Doctors Hope Blood Test Will Help Stem Veterans’ Suicide Urge

Researchers are hoping to reduce the number of American soldiers committing suicide through a simple blood test. The test will check the level of a gene that suppresses so-called stress hormones.

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Most Americans Trying To Avoid Soda

Most Americans say they're actively trying to avoid drinking soda. According to a new Gallup Well-Being poll, 63% of respondents say they try to keep sugary drinks out of their regular diets. The numbers are up from a decade ago

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Running Five Minutes Could Lower Heart Attack Risk

Running for as little as five to ten minutes a day could lower a person's risk of heart attack or stroke. A new study found that running less than six miles a week at paces slower than ten minutes per mile still substantially reduced deaths from heart disease or stroke

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Tylenol And Panadol Prove No Help For Back Pain

 

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain and many reach for Tylenol after a busy, productive weekend. But does it really help?

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Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Years Ahead Of Diagnosis

An eye test may be able to identify people who have Alzheimer's years before they are actually diagnosed. Detecting the brain-wasting disease at an early stage could help researchers develop new therapies for treating Alzheimer's patients

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