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Diane Stern

dianesterngradient420x316 Diane SternDiane Stern is co-anchor of “The WBZ Afternoon News,” broadcast on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM Monday through Friday from 3:00PM to 8:00PM. She has anchored the news at WBZ NewsRadio since 1983.

Prior to joining the station she worked as a morning anchor at WEEI Radio in Boston from 1978 to 1983, WITS and WMEX Radio in Boston from 1976 to 1978, and WMLO Radio in Danvers, Massachusetts from 1975 to 1976.

Stern has been honored with several Associated Press awards for her work in radio, was a finalist in the New York Radio Festival Awards and won for Best Newscaster in the March of Dimes Achievement in Radio Awards of 2000. One of the highlights of her career was covering the New England Blizzard of 1978 for WMEX Radio when the broadcasts were conducted by phone in candlelit studios. Stern also conducted a live interview with President Clinton in 1995. Her reporting focus is on medical and consumer news.

A Massachusetts native, Stern attended Marblehead High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She also studied at Schiller College in Heidelberg, Germany.

Stern is as an ESL tutor at the Immigrant Learning Center in Malden, volunteers for My Brother’s Table in Lynn, and emcees events for charitable groups including The Arthritis Foundation, the Preeclampsia Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter.

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Harvard Study: Women Abused As Children At Higher Risk Of Having Child With Autism

The study from Harvard School of Public Health published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says women who experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused.

03/20/2013

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Harvard Researchers: Watching A Lot Of TV Can Reduce Sperm Count

Harvard researchers have found yet another reason to get off the couch and exercise.

02/05/2013

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Downton Abbey Episode Sheds Light On Preeclampsia

Social media came alive Sunday night after a main character on Downton Abbey died of preeclampsia.

01/31/2013

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Harvard Researcher: American Children 13 Times More Likely To Be Murdered With Guns

American children between the ages of five and 14 are 13 times more likely to be murdered with guns than children in other countries, according to a Harvard researcher.

01/16/2013

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Endocrinologists Offer Tips For Detecting Thyroid Cancer Early

There has been a three-fold increase in thyroid cancer cases in the U.S. the past 12 years. The fact that it’s one of the most curable cancers if treated early is prompting experts to speak up.

09/14/2012

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Local Doctor On Obesity Crisis

Massachusetts and Rhode Island were among the states with the lowest obesity rate.

08/16/2012

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Weight Training Associated With Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Men who do weight training regularly may be able to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 34%.

08/06/2012

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Study: Medicaid Expansion Leads To Improved Health, Fewer Deaths

A new study finds that expanding Medicaid to low-income adults leads to widespread gains in coverage, access to care, improved health, and reduced mortality.

07/25/2012

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Study: Simple Scope Exam Cuts Colon Cancer Deaths

A simple, cheaper exam of just the lower part of the bowel can cut the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disease, a large federal study finds.

05/21/2012

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Study: Looking To Lose Weight? Stick To The Basics

Obese Americans can still lose weight the old-fashioned way, according researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

04/10/2012

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