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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus this year. The patient is described only as a man in his 60s who lives in Middlesex County. Officials say the man remains… Read more

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By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth… Read more

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EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — Calli Sattler of East Longmeadow has graduated from high school, but she had many health setbacks going through school, including a concussion that lasted a year and stomach problem that kept her out of school… Read more

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by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH, Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces acting on the president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their crowded… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images) BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed that he is battling mouth cancer and he blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on… Read more

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At her heaviest, former teacher Kathleen Riser weighed 383 pounds and struggled to climb the stairs to reach her middle school classroom. Fifteen years ago, Riser began each day with a fast-food breakfast sandwich, rarely planning her meals… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It’s just over a week before most children go back to school. Although, students may not be able to walk through the classroom door if not vaccinated. Dr. Michael Klatte, Pediatrician Infectious Disease… Read more

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(WGGB) — A new study finds that 2 in every 5 adults in the United States develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. The risk of this happening has risen up to 40% over the last 26 years. Type 2 also accounts for 90 to 95% of all diabetes cases… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has got people talking about depression and mental health. But it’s something families struggle with every day. The 40 Force was Thursday to put the discussion front… Read more

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(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide, his wife said Thursday. In a statement,… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — With facilities Downtown and in Forest Park, Caring Health Center has been serving Springfield residents for years. Unfortunately, many people living in the city’s Pine Point and Indian Orchard neighborhoods have… Read more

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Ben Boukari has always been overweight. At his heaviest, he weighed 379 pounds and had a 52-inch waist. His focus wasn’t on his health but his future in politics. In 2010, Ben Boukari was the youngest person elected to the Alachua City… Read more

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BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Cape Cod officials say discarded hypodermic needles have become a problem at some beaches and parks. Last week at West Dennis Beach, police say a syringe buried in the sand pricked the toe of a man on vacation…. Read more

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photo AP By MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its… Read more