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Study: Later Doctor’s Visits Lead To More Prescriptions

A visit to the doctor later in the day makes it more likely that a patient will walk away with a prescription antibiotic, according to a new report.

10/08/2014

Brigham and Woman's Hospital is offering Gentle C cesarean sections that allow mothers to hold and see their newborn right away.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Offering a Family-Centered Cesarean Section

A Boston hospital is trying to make C-sections as pleasant for mothers-to-be as possible, something they’re calling a “Gentle C”.

08/11/2014

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Longterm Use of Heartburn Medication May Lead To Bone Loss

Patterns suggest that long-term use of Proton Pump Inhibitors may result in bone loss.

06/16/2014

Tanning Beds

FDA Tightening Regulations On Tanning Beds

For the first time, the FDA is requiring tanning bed manufacturers to warn users about the machine’s cancer risk.

05/29/2014

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Mass. Health Officials See Rise In Sports Concussion-Related ER Visits

The Massachusetts health department says the number of emergency room visits for head injuries is going up. And that includes concussions that happen while playing sports.

05/29/2014

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