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REGION (WGGB) — A respiratory virus known as Enterovirus is sending hundreds of children to the hospital in the Midwest. Something often confused with the common cold, Enterovirus can be detrimental to young children and those with… Read more

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(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / standup2cancer.org) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The star-studded Stand Up to Cancer telethon that aired on broadcast and cable networks in the United States and Canada raised $109 million. Organizers said Monday that’s $28… Read more

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At her heaviest in 2011, Shannon Britton weighed 486 pounds. This photo was taken 10 days before her gastric bypass surgery on November 23. One year after her surgery, Britton was down to 300 pounds. Britton weighed around 235 pounds in… Read more

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By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed over her objections on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions. Child welfare… Read more

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (WGGB) — Berkshire Medical Center has closed on it’s $4 million purchase of the former North Adams Regional Hospital facility. The sale, which was completed on Friday, includes $3.4 million for the hospital, parking garage… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A farmers market on wheels makes a stop at the Vietnamese American Civic Association. Fresh from the farm fruits and vegetables delivered to a Springfield neighborhood, eager to maintain a healthy diet. Cathy… Read more

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(AP Photo/CVS Health) By TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer (AP) — As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) by ALEXANDRA OLSON and SARAH DILORENZO, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A missionary group says another American doctor has contracted the Ebola virus while working at a hospital in… Read more

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REGION (WGGB) – On Thursday, BJ Williams crosses the Memorial Bridge, but for now that’s just the warm up. Friday is the real start on a run he has long anticipated, from the New York border to his home in Longmeadow. “Sixty-four miles,… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By JOHN HEILPRIN and KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health… Read more

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At his heaviest, Tevante Clark tipped the scales at 405 pounds. He says he was emotionally and physically spent. He wanted the weight off and was thinking about taking drastic measures. Throughout high school, Clark dealt with weight and… Read more

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PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) — As Wing Memorial Hospital moves to new ownership, the facility will be getting a new name. Baystate Health Systems announced Wednesday that as of September 1, the Palmer-based hospital will be called Baystate Wing… Read more

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(AP Photo/Access Health CT) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds. Kevin Counihan leads Access… Read more

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(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found plenty of problems that… Read more

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On a 2006 Hawaiian vacation with her husband Brian, Julie Evans dreaded wearing a bathing suit. It was then that she realized her weight was holding her back. Evans began gastric bypass surgery hypnosis in late 2007, and began eating less… Read more