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Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches

With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!

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Massachusetts & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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School Safety Tips For Younger Kids

School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it’s a great place to get started.

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Brigham Clinical Trial Using CAT Scan In Operating Room To Better Target Tumors

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is using a method in which a CAT scan is employed in the middle of the operating room in order to remove small tumors.

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Mosquitoes In Bridgewater Test Positive For EEE

Mosquitoes in Bridgewater have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, Mass. Department of Public Health announced on Friday.

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FDA Investigates Safety Of Spray-On Sunscreen

The Food and Drug Administration will be taking a closer look at spray sunscreens to see if they might pose health risks, especially in children.

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Pill Appearance Change Causes Some Patients to Stop Taking Their Medication

Researchers wanted to know if a change in the appearance of pills could cause people to stop taking their medications.

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MGH Researchers Discover UV Radiation May Be Addictive

New research from Mass General Hospital shows there may be something addictive about UV radiation.

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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.

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Tufts Study: Secondhand Smoke As Harmful To Pets As To People

Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in both animals, according to studies done at Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, Colorado State University and other schools.

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Mass. DPH Considering Marijuana Dispensary For Boston

State health officials are considering proposals for medical marijuana operations in some of Massachusetts’ largest urban centers and tourist destinations.

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Two NH Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus

New Hampshire health officials are reporting two cases of the Chikungunya virus in people.

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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.