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Survey Estimates Mass. High School Athletes Suffer 35K Concussions Each Year

Disturbing information has been released about high school athletes in Massachusetts and head injuries.

11/25/2013

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Study: Eating Nuts Reduces Rate Of Heart Disease, Cancer

In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn’t consume nuts.

11/20/2013

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Harvard Researcher: Breakthrough Made In Organ Transplants

A breakthrough has been made in organ transplants that uses the cells in the patient’s own body.

11/19/2013

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Harvard Researcher Explains Importance Of Early Obesity Prevention

“How early should obesity prevention start?” That’s the name of a “perspective” in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

11/14/2013

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Chicken In Popular Products May Soon Be Made In China

As soon as next summer, nuggets and other popular chicken products could be made with chicken processed in China, all because of a recent change in regulations.

11/11/2013

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Quincy Conference To Show Cancer Patients ‘The Art Of Living’

Pauline Alighieri Executive Director of the Friends of Mel Foundation, is dedicated to showing cancer patients “the art of living.”

10/30/2013

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Donor Egg Pregnancies On The Rise, US Study Finds

U.S. women are increasingly using donated eggs to get pregnant, with often good results, although the ideal outcome — a single baby born on time at a healthy weight — is still uncommon, a study found.

10/17/2013

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Study Ties Chemical To Possible Miscarriage Risk

New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

10/14/2013

A group doctor visit at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (Photo: WBZ-TV)

‘Group Visits’ Offering More Time With Doctors, Reducing Health Care Costs

It’s a faster way to make doctor appointments, patients can get an hour or more with their physician, and it’s cutting down on health care costs. The catch? You’ll have to see the doctor with a group of strangers.

WBZ-TV–10/01/2013