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- Parents Warned To Use Metric System When Giving Medicine To Kids Dr. Mallika Marshall has a warning for parents about dosing medication in kids.
- Study: Quality Time Spent With Kids More Important Than Quantity Dr, Mallika Marshall reports on a study that says it’s quality time that matters, not quantity.
- Women Learn About New Family Planning Option At 'Egg Freezing Party' Dr. Mallika Marshall describes a whole new kind of party for women who eventually want to have babies.
- Lynn Woman Has No Regrets After Preventative Surgeries A Lynn woman says watching Angelina Jolie go public with her decision to remove her breasts and ovaries empowers her.
- Angelina Jolie Undergoes Further Preventive Surgery The actress just announced she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in an effort to decrease her chance of developing the disease that killed her mother.
- Does Sleep Improve Memory And Sex? There's more evidence that a midday siesta can do you good.
- Study: School Chefs Can Get Kids To Eat Healthier Getting kids to eat healthy school lunches is all about taste and presentation, a new study finds.
- Providence College Basketball Team Honors 15-Year-Old Boy With Rare Genetic Disease The Providence College basketball team recently honored a 15-year-old boy who has a rare genetic disease.
- Shorter, But More Severe Allergy Season Predicted After Record-Setting Winter It’s hard to think about allergy season when there’s still snow on the ground.
- Virtual Colonoscopy A Less Invasive Option For Colon Cancer Screening There are less invasive options for colon cancer screening, including CT colonography, which is also known as the virtual colonoscopy.
- Spencer Students Rally Behind Teacher In Middle Of Health Insurance Fight Doctors say John Waage needs surgery to help him survive, but his insurance company calls the operation "experimental" and won't pay for it.
- NFL Player's Early Retirement Draws Attention To Concussion Concerns High-profile athletes drawing attention to concussions have changed how contact sports are coached.
- Aspirin Users With Common Genes May Get Less Colon Cancer Researchers have identified common genetic traits that may explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer.
- Study: Biopsy Specialists Frequently Misdiagnose Breast Tissue Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.
- Healey To Unveil Proposed Electronic Cigarette Regulations Attorney General Maura Healey is planning to unveil proposed regulations aimed at tightening the sale of electronic cigarettes in Massachusetts.