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Boston Hospital Testing Vaccine For Common ‘C. Diff’ Infection

Efforts are now underway in Boston to stop one of the most dangerous types of hospital infections, ‘C. Diff’.

WBZ-TV–02/18/2014

North Attleboro High student Nick Barbieri. (WBZ-TV)

ACLU Defends North Attleboro Student Punished For Profane Tweet

Nick Barbieri says what he tweets through his own account; on his own time should be none of his school’s business. He now has the ACLU on his side.

02/12/2014

CrowdMed website provides digital diagnosis. (WBZ-TV)

Website Helps Patients Solve Medical Mysteries

Anyone can submit a medical mystery on CrowdMed.com and anyone can sign up to be a medical detective.

02/06/2014

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Study Finds Link Between Weather, Joint Pain

Research is saying there might be something behind the messages our bodies are sending.

01/16/2014

The buffer zone in yellow outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

U.S. Supreme Court Skeptical Of Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law

The Supreme Court seems likely to strike down a Massachusetts law setting a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics.

01/15/2014

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Asthma Misdiagnosed More Often Than You Would Think

It is estimated about 25 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma. Many of them are being treated for a condition they don’t even have.

01/10/2014

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Holiday Fashion Tips From Local Style Expert

WBZ-TV brought in Aricia Symes-Elmer, of TimeToShiftYourStyle, to demonstrate how to look great all season long.

12/03/2013

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Attorney Charged With Giving Drugs To Woman Behind Bars

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office says Michael Lustig brought suboxone pills to a woman being held in the court’s lockup.

11/13/2013

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Robots Being Used For Scar-Free Surgery In Boston

The Brigham is one of only 20 centers in the country using this innovative procedure.

11/08/2013

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Study: Divorce Rate Higher When Women Are Breadwinners

Women are increasingly the breadwinner in today’s modern family, and this new dynamic is presenting challenges for relationships.

10/29/2013

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