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A new technology at Mass General could help doctors detect breast cancer earlier.

Harvard Study Raises Questions About Mammograms

A recent study out of Harvard suggests that deciding when and how often to have a mammogram is not a black or white issue.

04/02/2014

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‘Diabetes Day’ Stresses Importance Of Prevention

The American Diabetes Association is encouraging all Americans to find out if they’re at risk for developing Type Two diabetes.

03/25/2014

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Study Finds DNA Screening Better At Identifying Prenatal Genetic Defects

In a new study, doctors at Tufts Medical Center found that the DNA test performed significantly better compared to the traditional screening for hormones and proteins. Both only require a simple blood sample.

02/26/2014

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Patrick Apologizes, Sees Fix For Failed Mass. Health Care Website

Gov. Deval Patrick apologized Thursday to frustrated Massachusetts residents who have struggled to sign up for health coverage because of a problem-plagued state website and outlined a series of steps aimed at correcting the glitches.

02/06/2014

Genius of Marian is playing at the Museum of Fine Arts. (MFA Boston)

Needham Family’s Struggle With Alzheimer’s Focus Of Documentary At MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts recently premiered The Genius of Marian, a documentary that focuses on a Needham family’s struggle with their mother’s Alzheimer’s.

01/27/2014

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Mass. Study Breaks Down Aging Population’s Health Issues By Community

When it comes to health and aging, where you live matters.

01/25/2014

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Harvard-Led Study Finds No Merit In ‘Obesity Paradox’

Being overweight or obese does not lead to a longer life when it comes to patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

01/15/2014

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Flu Activity Now Widespread In Mass.; H1N1 Dominant Strain

Flu season appears to be in full swing in Massachusetts, with health officials reporting outbreaks in at least half the regions of the state.

12/29/2013

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Boston Doctor Part Of Study That Could Change Treatment For Some Breast Cancers

Dr. Eric Winer, chief of the division of Women’s Cancers in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber, is speaking about breast cancer research at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium this week.

12/12/2013

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