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Archive for June, 2011
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WEDNESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) — Giving flu shots to pregnant women also protects their newborns, researchers say. Flu vaccination is recommended for anyone older than 6 months of age. But it is not approved for children younger than 6… Read more

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By Daniel B. Wood The US Supreme Court has spoken, declaring unconstitutional a 2005 California law that would have prohibited the sale of extremely violent video games to anyone under 18. But what say parents? At the food court at the Fashion… Read more

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By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) — Curbing calories is the key ingredient for diabetics seeking to lose weight, and low-fat diets that are either high in protein or high in carbs are equally effective, researchers… Read more

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TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) — Many members of low-income families are not getting proper nutrition in their diet, a new study shows. In assessing the families’ eating patterns and the nutritional value of their meals, the researchers found… Read more

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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Secret Shoppers to Assess Primary Care: Report A team of “mystery shoppers” will be used by the White House to assess how the increasing… Read more

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By Andrew CoutsProvided by Forget paperbacks: The number of people who own e-readers has skyrocketed to more than double what it was only six months ago, according to a recently published study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project…. Read more

By By Jody Orshal CartyFrom Men’s Life Today By Jody Orshal CartyFrom Men’s Life Today With summer come so many of life’s great pleasures: the warm sun on your back; scantily clad babes on the sidewalk; and perhaps best of all, the ability to woo… Read more

Senior Wednesdays Holyoke Merry-Go-Round 51 Elm Street Holyoke, MA.July 6, 2011 – August 24, 2011  10:30 AM – 4:00 PM  Starting Wednesday, July 6th thru Wednesday, August 24th, Seniors can ride the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round all day for just $1.00… Read more

Two for Tuesdays! Holyoke Merry-Go-Round 51 Elm Street Holyoke, MA.  Tuesday, July 5, 2011 – August 23, 2011  10:30 AM – 4:00 PM  The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round will once again offer its “2 for Tuesdays.” Beginning July 5th and running every… Read more

Summer hours begin! Holyoke Merry-Go-Round51 Elm StreetHolyoke, MA.  Tuesday, July 5, 2011 – Sunday, August 28, 2011  10:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday- Saturday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Sundays  Summer hours for the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round start… Read more

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(HealthDay News) — Bed wetting is common in young children who are learning to control the need to urinate during sleep. The American Academy of Family Physicians says bed-wetting isn’t from naughty behavior or laziness. According to the academy,… Read more

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(HealthDay News) — Whether you need a better picture of an aching arm after a fall or an inside glimpse of your pearly whites, some X-rays are a medical necessity. But despite their undisputed value, X-rays also expose you to radiation. The U.S…. Read more

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TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) — A flexible work schedule helps employers retain mothers who have just returned to their jobs after giving birth, according to a new study. “When confronted by one or more job demands, a flexible schedule… Read more

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Cops say he’s a drug dealer and gang member, and very well known to Springfield Police. “When you talk about armed and dangerous you think of this guy we’re looking for this week,” said Sgt. John Delaney. 24-year old… Read more

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By Ilana Greene A year ago, Harvard University’s student newspaper dubbed computer science the most “gender-skewed” major on campus – meaning that many more men majored in computer science than women. Then something happened. In a year, the… Read more