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Painting a pumpkin teal for food allergy awareness (WBZ-TV)

Teal Pumpkins Help Make Halloween Food Allergy-Friendly

One in thirteen kids has a potentially life-threatening food allergy, which can make Halloween downright frightening.

10/29/2014

Boston Mayor Tom Menino. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

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.

10/24/2014

Dr. Rick Sacra talks to reporters in Nebraska, Sept. 25, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Sacra Speaks As Another American Contracts Ebola

Holden Dr. Rick Sacra is showing support for the latest American infected with Ebola and is talking about his own recovery from the deadly virus in a new interview.

10/24/2014

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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.

10/22/2014

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Assess Ebola Readiness

Federal funding cuts have made it more difficult for the medical community to prepare for potential cases of Ebola, a Boston hospital official told state lawmakers on Thursday.

10/16/2014

Ashoka Mukpo. (Facebook Photo)

Ebola Patient From Providence Continues To Improve

The condition of a Providence, Rhode Island journalist infected with Ebola while on assignment in West Africa continues to improve, doctors said Saturday.

10/11/2014

Ashoka Mukpo. (Facebook Photo)

Providence Journalist With Ebola Shows Slight Improvement

A Nebraska hospital treating an American video journalist with Ebola says he’s shown modest improvement.

10/10/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, Samaritan's Purse said on July 27.  (Photo credit ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Mass. Health Group Sending Team To Fight Ebola In West Africa

A Massachusetts-based nonprofit health organization is sending a team of experts to work with Liberian health officials fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

10/09/2014

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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

Dr. Rick Sacra talks to reporters in Nebraska, Sept. 25, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Dr. Rick Sacra Tests Negative For Ebola

Holden Dr. Rick Sacra does not have a recurrence of Ebola, a Worcester hospital said Sunday night.

10/05/2014

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