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Blue Cross Combatting Opiate Addiction By Lowering Prescription Counts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is battling back against a growing concern with opiate abuse.

04/08/2014

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Battery-Powered Headband Promises Relief For Migraine Sufferers

A clinical trial found that patients using the headbands 20 minutes a day needed less medication and had fewer migraines.

04/07/2014

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Keller @ Large: Patrick Kennedy Promotes Mental Health In Boston

Patrick Kennedy, one of the nation’s leading advocates for better treatment of the mentally ill, was in Boston Thursday, sharing his own struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction.

04/03/2014

First responders at the Boston Marathon finish line, April 15, 2013. (Image: WBZ-TV)

Marathon Medical Tent Doctors Reflect On Bombing Response

Using wheelchairs to shuttle the severely wounded off Boylston Street was just one of the several emergency ad-libs last April 15th.

04/03/2014

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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A Better Way To Test Blood Pressure

Have you ever had your blood pressure checked in both arms at your doctor’s office? Researchers at Mass General Hospital say you probably should.

03/31/2014

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Report Cites Rise In U.S. Children With Autism, Now At 1.2 Million

The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that 1 in 68 children may have some form of autism.

03/27/2014

McKenzie Lowe (Change.org)

FDA Allows NH Girl To Try Controversial Brain Tumor Drug

The family has to find a doctor willing to administer the unapproved drug and so far, no luck.

03/26/2014

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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