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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…
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…
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. In 2004, only 51% said they were avoiding soda, compared to 41% i…
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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