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Watermelon: Chock full of water and nutrients
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Watermelon: Chock full of water and nutrients
Watermelon is thirst-quenching and nutritious at the same time. It is also full of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that is linked to the reduction of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
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Stub out that cigarette: New study links smoking to higher risk of strokes in Blacks
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Stub out that cigarette: New study links smoking to higher risk of strokes in Blacks
A new study has shown that Black people who smoke have a higher risk of stroke than their white counterparts. In addition, the more one smokes, the greater the risk.
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The attack on flavored tobacco products
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The attack on flavored tobacco products
On June 1st Massachusetts became the first state to ban the retail sale of menthol-flavored tobacco products.
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Grocery store workers protest 'unsafe' conditions, lack of sick time pay
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Grocery store workers protest 'unsafe' conditions, lack of sick time pay
Boston-area grocery store workers lined up six feet apart, faces masked, along Harrison Avenue outside Whole Foods on the morning of April 7.
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Local health centers face financial strain
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Local health centers face financial strain
Community health centers in Massachusetts are feeling financial pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic, so much so that advocates say the centers need more state and federal assistance to stay open.
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Stay home!
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Stay home!
On Friday, March 27, Jackson received test results confirming he had, indeed, been infected with the coronavirus.
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Walsh, Baker extend shutdowns as coronavirus cases increase
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Walsh, Baker extend shutdowns as coronavirus cases increase
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Housing Court postpones evictions due to COVID-19 outbreak
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Housing Court postpones evictions due to COVID-19 outbreak
As of today, the Massachusetts Housing Court will postpone evictions in the state due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
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Local, state government respond to coronavirus crisis
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Local, state government respond to coronavirus crisis
Sunday at 3 p.m., Mayor Martin Walsh held a press conference announcing restrictions on public gatherings and restricting bars and restaurants to operate at 50 percent capacity. But at 6 p.m., Gov. Charlie Baker issued an even more dire set of restrictions, ordering all restaurants and bars closed and banning public gatherings of more than 25 people.
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A change to the nutrition facts label
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A change to the nutrition facts label
At the beginning of this year an auspicious change occurred, but in all probability, not many people took notice. The nutrition facts label that appears on all packaged foods has gone through a transformation.
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Stroke: A medical emergency
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Stroke: A medical emergency
Stroke is the fifth most common cause of death in this country and a significant cause of disability. Yet, roughly 80 percent of the cases can be prevented.
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Stroke: Not your grandfather’s disease anymore
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Stroke: Not your grandfather’s disease anymore
Stroke is becoming more frequent in younger people largely due to the same risk factors experienced by older adults. There is also an increasing incidence in this population of cryptogenic strokes, which have no discernible cause.
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