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Mass. Health Officials Urge Caution When Reporting Ebola Cases

State health officials say they are urging hospitals in Massachusetts to err on the side of caution when it comes to reporting any patients who could possibly have been exposed to Ebola.

Dr. Albert DeMaria, an infectious disease specialist for the Department of Public Health, told a press briefing Friday that several suspicious cases were investigated in the state in recent months, but Ebola was quickly ruled out in all of them

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Auditor: Most Schools Complying With Anti-Obesity Regulations

A new audit has found that the vast majority of public schools in Massachusetts are complying with state regulations regarding school nutrition, physical education and measuring student body mass index

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Enterovirus D68 Found In Springfield

A Springfield hospital says federal and state health officials have confirmed eight cases of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children around the country.

Baystate Children's Hospital said in a statement that eight specimens tested positive for enterovirus D68

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Funding Rolls In For Mass In Motion New Bedford

Mass in Motion New Bedford's financial future is secure for at least another three years.

The motivational healthy lifestyle program has been awarded another round of funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which will provide $50,000 a year to the program for three years

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100 Applicants Seek Licenses To Operate Medical Marijuana Facilities

 

State health officials have received 100 applications from groups seeking licenses to open marijuana dispensaries.

Only applicants who were approved during an initial review phase were eligible to apply for the licenses during the second and final phase.

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mitchell: Up To Five Medical Marijuana Groups Looking At New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he wants groups seeking to open a medical marijuana facility to come in with business plans and other information, like other companies do when eyeing New Bedford.

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Mass DPH: Five Exposed To Fatal Brain Disease

 

The state health department says five patients in Massachusetts may have been exposed to a fatal brain disease from the same specialized surgical instrument used on a patient in New Hampshire.
 

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DPH Reports Two Cases Of Measles

The Massachusetts Department of Health has confirmed two cases of measles at two Boston-area hospitals and says people who were at there at the same time may have been exposed.
 
    Officials said Tuesday people may be at risk if they visited Massachusetts General Hospital's medical walk-in clinic on Aug

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West Nile Case Reported In Plymouth County

Massachusetts health officials say they have confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in the state this season.
 
    The health department said Monday that a Plymouth County man in his 70s has the mosquito-borne illness and is recovering in a hospital

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Los Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

100 Apply For Medical Marijuana Licenses

 

A state official says more than 100 groups have applied to operate nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts.

Initial applications from prospective operators were required to be hand-delivered to the state Department of Public Health on Thursday.

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