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Carol Highsmith was at a healthy weight during her high school years at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. But by 2014, the 5-foot-1 photographer had reached 175 pounds. Highsmith vowed to lose 50 pounds by her 50th high school… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It’s estimated that nearly ten percent of all Americans are struggling with depression, but many will never seek treatment. Future Health in Springfield is working to end the stigma and start the healing with a… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The unidentified Ebola patient who’s been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released. Emory University Hospital officials said… Read more

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Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes. Sommer used to weigh 250 pounds. Today, he weighs about 150 pounds. Sommer took up running, and it became a family affair. He and his wife, Rochie, ran a… Read more

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Middle school music teacher Dino Mazzetti was edging dangerously close to 300 pounds two years ago. He was tired of feeling like he was in his 60s rather than his 20s, so he decided to live a healthier lifestyle. At one point, Mazzetti… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will send a rapid response team to any hospital in the country that diagnoses another Ebola patient, to make sure the local health workers can provide care safely. The Centers for Disease Control and… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Over the weekend, it was announced that a health worker in Dallas had contracted Ebola. ABC’s Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser spoke with ABC40’s Emily Volz on ABC40 News at 12:30 p.m. about this… Read more

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DETROIT (AP) — A 21-month-old girl is the first person in Michigan to die from the virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country, state health officials said Saturday. Madeline Reid died Friday afternoon from enterovirus… Read more

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(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) by EMILY SCHMALL, HOLBROOK MOHR, and NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room — a fever that… Read more

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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration unveiled an updated version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday. It has some improvements and some challenges. There’s also at least one early… Read more

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By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation’s defenses against… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an order that gives the state’s public health commissioner the ability to quarantine anyone she believes may have been exposed to the Ebola… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It’s one of the most common cancers among American women – breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute estimates that over 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and approximately… Read more

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor successfully treated for Ebola has been discharged from the hospital after being admitted over the weekend for an upper respiratory infection. Alison Duffy, a spokeswoman for UMass Memorial… Read more

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(WGGB) — The Ebola outbreak continues to worsen across western Africa. ABC’s Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser spoke with ABC40’s Emily Volz about his recent trip to Liberia. He notes that he has seen a “definite… Read more