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She found love, left sugar, lost weight

April 16th, 2014
Cady Stanton struggled with her weight for most of her life. She used food to cope with stress and anxiety, eating large quantities of ice cream before going to sleep at night. Stanton married in 1996 and moved to eastern Washington....

Groups Gather at UMass to Support, Protest LGBTQ Community

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April 16th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- An estimated two thousand people gathered at UMass to show support for the LGBTQ community. According to organizers, the event, called UMassUnited, asked that the community come together to "rally together in...

Judge Blocks Mass. Ban on Painkiller

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued the preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, said in a...

Proposal Calls for New Strategies on Autism

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April 14th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- State lawmakers are proposing new strategies for addressing the needs of a growing number of children diagnosed with autism. The House of Representatives will consider a bill later this week to create a state Autism Commission...

No Ruling in Massachusetts Painkiller Ban

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April 14th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts' ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro remains in effect for now. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit claiming the state's first-in-the-nation ban is unconstitutional, but...

Congressional Report: E-Cig Rules Needed Now

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April 14th, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday. The...

Mass Mayhem Mud Run Held to Raise Funds for Diabetes Research

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April 12th, 2014
BLANDFORD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Pushing it to the limit at the Mass Mayhem Mud Run debut. That's what more than 800 people did at Blandford Ski Area earlier - scaling walls, cargo nets, and of course, crawling through mud and under babrbed wire....

Pitcher drops 162 pounds

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April 11th, 2014
Pitcher Denny McLain joined the Detroit Tigers in 1963. In 1968, he became the last pitcher to win 31 games in a season. He was known during his playing days for consuming a case of Pepsi every day -- a habit that added 10 pounds a year to...

Subway: ‘Yoga Mat Chemical’ Almost Out of Bread

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April 11th, 2014
By CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. The disclosure comes as Subway has suffered from an onslaught of bad...

State Eyes ‘Functional’ Health Exchange by Fall

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April 10th, 2014
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- The board overseeing the state's health care exchange has been told that a long-term fix for the connector's troubled website is still months away, even while the state is reporting progress in...

Southwick Man to Run One Last Marathon for Seriously Ill Children

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April 8th, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) -- For the last few months, the winding roads along Congamond Lake have become Vinny Caruso's home away from home. Vinny is training for the Boston Marathon. He's been there before, but this year it's...

Painkiller Ban Raises Constitutional Questions

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April 8th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge says Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick might have been "out of line" in ordering a first-in-the-nation ban of Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday considered a...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. Cuts Narcotic Prescriptions

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April 8th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The largest health insurer in Massachusetts has cut prescriptions of narcotic painkillers by an estimated 6.6 million pills in 18 months as part of a campaign to curb abuse. Executives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of...

Flu Season Continues Through April

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April 7th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Flu season peaks in the middle of winter, but you are not out of the clear yet. Many healthcare facilities are busy now treating people with the flu. Influenza "A" was the common diagnosis throughout most of the...

Springfield Celebrates Public Health

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April 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --April is Public Health Month in Springfield. This morning, the city celebrated with a kick-off event at City Hall. From reducing teen pregnancies and infant mortality to increasing the number of children who are...