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Blood Type Could Determine Risk Of Certain Health Problems

Do you know your blood type? The answer could determine your risk of certain health problems later in life.

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Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Tom Menino’s Decision Could Be Quality Of Life Issue

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino said Thursday he is suspending treatment for an advanced form of cancer.

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Newton Company Develops Prostate Cancer Vaccine

Unlike traditional vaccines which try to prevent disease, ProstAtak is designed to prevent cancer from coming back.

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

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Hospital: Providence Journalist Free Of Ebola

An video journalist from Rhode Island being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon.

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Bedford Company Using 3D Printer To Make Customized Knee Implants

Knee replacement is the most common joint replacement worldwide. Providing huge relief, most of the time.

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Speaking To Your Children About Ebola

So what can parents do to reassure their kids during this time?

Mandometer (WBZ-TV)

High Tech Gadgets Help Moderate Food Intake

Losing weight can be a real challenge, but now there is high tech help available to help moderate the amount of food eaten.

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Mass. Nurses Worried About Ebola Preparedness

Nurses across the country and here in Massachusetts are sounding an alarm that they haven’t been properly trained to deal with Ebola.

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Center For Salivary Diagnostics Could ‘Revolutionize’ Health Care Landscape

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony in Cambridge at the Forsyth Institute’s new research center.

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Keller @ Large: Ebola Threat Becoming Key Issue On Campaign Trail

The government’s response to the Ebola outbreak has become a political issue.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.

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FDA Investigates Brain Infection-Gilenya Case

The FDA is continuing to investigate a possible link between the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya.

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