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Nearly 50,000 MA Residents Sign Up For Health Coverage

Nearly 50,000 Massachusetts residents have signed up for an insurance plan through the state's health connector and made their first month's payment.

Health Care connector officials said as of Sunday night, about 49,900 residents had taken the steps needed to guarantee they have coverage on Jan

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How To Keep Your Eyes Protected

During the winter months, you've got to protect yourself from the cold. But that doesn't just mean keeping your body warm, and your toes and fingers covered, it means protecting everything, including your eyes.

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Violent Crime Down, Drug Deaths Up In Massachusetts

A new report by state health officials is showing a drop in violent crime but continued problems with heroin deaths, rising childhood asthma and obesity.

The Massachusetts Health Council report, citing FBI crime reports, said that the state's murder rate fell by 34% and all violent crime fell by 4

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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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