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Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:31 PM EDT

Traffic Light Rating System at MGH Used to Make Healthier Eating Choices

Traffic Light Rating System at MGH Used to Make Healthier Eating Choices

A traffic light rating system being used at Massachusetts General Hospital helps workers, patients and visitors make better eating choices by highlighting the healthier foods in the cafeteria.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 07:10 PM EDT

Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

Tentative Opioids Settlement Falls Short of Nationwide Deal

A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 07:51 PM EDT

Trump Admin Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

Trump Admin Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 06:17 PM EDT

Wisconsin Man Accused in Illegal THC Vaping Cartridge Ring

Wisconsin Man Accused in Illegal THC Vaping Cartridge Ring

A Wisconsin man is accused of running a 10-person operation that manufactured thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day for almost two years, authorities said. Kenosha County...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:04 AM EDT

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized

Medical Debt Report: Lawsuits, Garnished Wages, Homes Seized

Heather Waldron and John Hawley are losing their four-bedroom house in the hills above Blacksburg, Va. A teenage daughter, one of their five children, sold her clothes for spending money. They worried about...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 05:52 AM EDT

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

A small but growing number of veterans around the country are turning to beekeeping as a potential treatment for anxiety, PTSD and other conditions.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 10:50 PM EDT

When Will the EEE Threat End?

When Will the EEE Threat End?

Mosquitoes are as synonymous with summer as sunburns, ice cream and heat waves. From their emergence in spring to their final days in autumn, you can encounter them anywhere from the cities to the suburbs....

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 11:26 PM EDT

As Girl Battles EEE, Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over $100,000

As Girl Battles EEE, Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over $100,000

As a 5-year-old girl deals with a EEE infection, a GoFundMe page has been raising money to help her family pay her medical bills. Sophia Garabedian was diagnosed last week with eastern equine encephalitis. The...

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 05:26 PM EDT

1 EEE-Related Death in Mass. This Year, Spraying Tonight

1 EEE-Related Death in Mass. This Year, Spraying Tonight

A new round of aerial spraying for areas at critical or high risk for eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, will begin Tuesday night, state health officials said. Communities in Norfolk, Middlesex and Worcester...

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 01:55 PM EDT

Share of Uninsured Americans Rises for 1st Time in a Decade

Share of Uninsured Americans Rises for 1st Time in a Decade

The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama's health care law might be eroding under President...

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