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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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Harvard Study: Eating Healthy Costs $1.50 More Per Day

Eating a healthier diet does cost more than eating junk – about $1.50 a day according to new research fom Harvard School of Public Health.

12/05/2013

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Fertility Doctors Aim To Lower Rate Of Twin Births

Doctors are reporting an epidemic — of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers show.

12/02/2013

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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

Firends of Mel Foundation (Credit: Friends of Mel foundation/website)

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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