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Medical Study Finds Improved Communication Reduces Errors

According to a study led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, improvements in communication between doctors during patient handoffs can reduce injuries due to medical errors by 30 percent.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/07/2014

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Study: Day After Election The ‘Saddest Day Of The Year’ For ‘Partisan Losers’

A new study conducted by The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University suggests some people get so upset after their candidate loses an election, it’s worse than a national tragedy for them.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/05/2014

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Study: Later Doctor’s Visits Lead To More Prescriptions

A visit to the doctor later in the day makes it more likely that a patient will walk away with a prescription antibiotic, according to a new report.

10/08/2014

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Studies: Breastfeeding, Gluten Exposure Won’t Ward Off Celiac Disease

Genes are the biggest factor in determining celiac disease, doctors say.

10/02/2014

Tanning Beds

FDA Tightening Regulations On Tanning Beds

For the first time, the FDA is requiring tanning bed manufacturers to warn users about the machine’s cancer risk.

05/29/2014

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Weather Causing Worse-Than-Usual Allergy Season

If you suffer from allergies, it’s not your imagination – this season is bad.

05/21/2014

Health Care Tax

Harvard Study: Mass. Health Reform Law Lowered Death Rates

Harvard researchers estimate that Massachusetts health reform law has prevented some 320 deaths per year or, one life saved for each 830 people gaining coverage.

05/06/2014

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Harvard Researchers: Feminine Girls, Masculine Boys Have Higher Cancer Risk

Researchers found that the most gender expressive teens were more ikely to engage in cancer risk behaviors.

04/16/2014

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Local Company Instrumental In First Regenerated Esophagus

A local company is part of a second breakthrough in regeneration of human body parts.

04/16/2014

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

First Responders Remember April 15, 2013

In this segment, WBZ’s Diane Stern presents perspectives from several first responders, including Betty Sparks, an ER nurse at Newton Wellesley Hospital, who volunteered at the finish line medical tent.

04/15/2014

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