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Gates Foundation to Spend $50M on Ebola Response

September 10th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says it will spend $50 million to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, in addition to the $10 million the foundation has...

Veterans Watchdog: VA Managers Lied About Delays

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September 9th, 2014
By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said...

Fourth Ebola Patient to be Flown to US for Care

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September 8th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By KATE BRUMBACK and JOSH FUNK ATLANTA (AP) -- A fourth American who contracted Ebola in West Africa was expected to arrive in the U.S. for care Tuesday and will be treated at an Atlanta hospital...

Virus in Midwest Likely to Spread East

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September 8th, 2014
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...

Stand Up to Cancer Telethon Raises $109 Million

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September 8th, 2014
(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...

Weight loss: What they never tell you

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September 8th, 2014
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...

Maine Mom Fights State Over No-Resuscitation Order

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September 5th, 2014
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...

Berkshire Medical Completes Purchase of North Adams Hospital

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September 4th, 2014
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...

Mobile Farmers Market Brings Nutritious Food Right to Springfield Neighborhoods

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September 4th, 2014
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...

CVS Changes Corporate Name, Stops Tobacco Sales Early

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September 3rd, 2014
(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...

Group Reports Another American in Liberia Contracts Ebola

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September 2nd, 2014
(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...

Mass. Man Running 64 Miles for 64,000 Brain Injuries

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August 28th, 2014
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,...

UN: Ebola Cases Could Eventually Reach 20,000

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August 28th, 2014
(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...

No longer lonely: He lost 225 lbs

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August 28th, 2014
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...

Wing Memorial Hospital to Get New Name

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August 27th, 2014
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...