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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…
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.
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…
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 …
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 grea…

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