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Doctors wearing long-sleeved shirts, ties, jewelry, and watches would be out. Those with white lab coats that are cleaned at least once a week and bare arms below the elbows would be in.
Those are some of the major changes the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is advocating for what doctors wear in hospitals. The group’s goal is to slow the spread of infection between patients.
President Barack Obama doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol.
In an interview with “The New Yorker” magazine, the president talked about his use of pot in the past. “I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
A political blogger is now apologizing for a post where he called a school board member a “morbidly obese blueberry.”
“The article I wrote… was ill-conceived, offensive and insensitive,” posted former town concilor and state representative Ken O’Brien on his website “The O’Zone”. “I apologize for it without qualification and that, as far as I am concerned, is that.”
It’s not what a New England Patriots fan wants to hear just days before the AFC Championship game. Quarterback Tom Brady missed practice on Wednesday.
A US Congressman is hoping that hearing “please” and “thank you” will make airport security a slightly more pleasant experience. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) is warning Transportation Security Administration screeners they need to be more polite, or he’ll pass a law forcing them to be.
A world-famous chef from Chicago has started a firestorm on Twitter after he asked a family to leave his restaurant, because their baby was crying.
We now know who New England will face in the AFC Championship game. The Patriots will travel to Denver to take on the Broncos Sunday at 3 p.m. in a game you’ll see on WBZ.
What do you love more? Your pet or your smartphone?
A new HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 pet owners found that 20 percent would give up their pets for a month rather than not use their smartphone for 30 days
Students in a western Massachusetts school district could soon be going to class just four days a week.
The superintendent of Mohawk Trail Regional School District says not only would the plan save money, it would also help students
Thomas Menino has ended his 20 years as mayor of Boston. And his legacy can be easily seen all over the city.
At the entrances to neighborhoods, outside community centers and parks, even on downtown maps and trash bins, Menino’s name is featured on roughly 2,000 signs.