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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...

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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.


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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...

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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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