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Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 06:06 PM EDT

Mass. Doctor Promises Easier Hernia Surgery

Mass. Doctor Promises Easier Hernia Surgery

Many hernias can require surgery which mean weeks of missed work. A doctor in Wellesley, Massachusetts, who performs a unique surgery called inguinal hernia repair says the method can result in fewer complicati...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 09:25 PM EDT

Officials to Spray for Mosquitoes in Boston Area on Monday

Officials to Spray for Mosquitoes in Boston Area on Monday

With concern growing across Massachusetts after two men were diagnosed with the Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), officials are continuing to spray specific areas to reduce the mosquito population and...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 06:10 AM EDT

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Jennifer Canada remembers when her pediatrician in Middletown, Maryland, recommended a vaccine that would protect her against a virus that is known to cause several types of cancer, NBC News reports. But...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 04:06 AM EDT

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers, which now calls itself WW, this week introduced a new app called Kurbo by WW to "help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight." WW last year acquired Kurbo, a digital health start-up...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 05:42 PM EDT

Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 07:06 PM EDT

VA Wrongfully Denied $53 Million in Medical Claims: Report

VA Wrongfully Denied $53 Million in Medical Claims: Report

In one recent six-month period, according to a report from the VA's Office of Inspector General released last week, the VA left about 17,400 veterans to pay out-of-pocket for emergency medical treatment the...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 04:39 PM EDT

2nd Human Case of EEE Confirmed in Mass.: Health Officials

2nd Human Case of EEE Confirmed in Mass.: Health Officials

Another Massachusetts man has been diagnosed with the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus, the state's Department of Public Health announced Friday, making him the second person to be diagnosed with the rare...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 06:08 PM EDT

Tips on Facing Back to School Anxiety

Tips on Facing Back to School Anxiety

It's that time of the year again! Kids are going back to school and it can be a time filled with excitement and optimism. But for some, it can be a time when anxiety increases because of the uncertainty of a new...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 10:33 PM EDT

Immigrants Anguish Over New Trump Rule

Immigrants Anguish Over New Trump Rule

A California woman whose son needs intensive medical care says she felt "like something blew up in my face" when she learned of a Trump administration rule that would make it tougher for legal residents like her...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 05:47 PM EDT

Doctors Suspect Vaping Behind Dozens of Lung Illnesses in US

Doctors Suspect Vaping Behind Dozens of Lung Illnesses in US

As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products. No deaths have been reported, but at least a few have come...

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