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BOSTON (AP) — Boston Children’s Hospital says it is treating four patients for muscle weakness or paralysis similar to nine cases reported in Colorado, and they are investigating if the symptoms are related to enterovirus 68. Neurologist… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The flu season is just around the corner, and with your busy schedule, you can’t afford to have the flu bring you down. That’s why today, the 40 Force was here to help. On Monday, we will offered free flu shots… Read more

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(AP Photo/Merck, File) by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation’s most… Read more

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In October 2011, Jen Corn began a life-altering “road trip,” facing the reality she had denied for years — her obesity. Corn started her journey at 311 pounds. Corn began gaining weight in high school, and the problem continued throughout… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — This Saturday, communities across the country – including several here in Western Mass. – will help you safely get rid of old prescriptions. The U.S. Department of Justice and the D.E.A. – along with local and… Read more

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By JOSH FUNK, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The third American aid worker who contracted Ebola in Africa was released Thursday from a Nebraska hospital. An elated Dr. Rick Sacra said at a news conference that he was cleared of the… Read more

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(WGGB) — Mohawk Regional officials confirm a case of MRSA found in a high school student. MRSA is a staph infection, resistant to penicillin, but there are other types of antibiotics that can be used to treat it. Studies show one in three… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A child’s nutrition can often impact the likelihood of suffering from childhood obesity and being diagnosed with diabetes. Richard Wood, the director of Springfield College’s Center for Wellness Education and… Read more

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EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Police have killed a fox that bit a New York City woman, a school child, school staff members and a dog. The animal will be tested for rabies. Danielle Bopko of New York said she felt something bite her the… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) BY MARIA CHENG, AP MEDICAL WRITER LONDON (AP) — New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically – the U.S…. Read more

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By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health… Read more

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky school district is dropping its plans for a weight-loss competition among its students. Some schools in the Pike County School District sent permission slips home asking parents to allow their… Read more

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by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus — enterovirus 68 — is causing the illnesses. Centers for… Read more

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Throughout his life, Yusuke Kirimoto was overweight. He is pictured here in December 2006 with his wife and daughter in their Westminster, Colorado, home. Kirimoto and his daughter Sara cook together in December 2010. His weight at the time… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell and is vying for licenses in Boston and Greenfield appears to have overstated the scope of its operations at a counseling and research program for HIV and… Read more