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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Cervical cancer might not get that much attention anymore. It now ranks as the 20th most common cancer in this country. According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2020 there were only an estimated 14,000 cases and 4,300 deaths.
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Legislators probe maternal health disparities
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Legislators probe maternal health disparities
Legislation passed at the State House last week will create a commission to investigate racial disparities related to maternal health. The bill, created by Rep. Liz Miranda, Rep. Kay Khan and Sen. Rebecca Rausch, is meant to address the crisis of Black women dying in childbirth at higher rates than white women.
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Descendant of Slaves Becomes the Youngest Black Osteopathic Doctor in History
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Descendant of Slaves Becomes the Youngest Black Osteopathic Doctor in History
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A Mammogram? ‘It’s Not a Fun Process’: Male Breast Cancer Survivor Shares His Journey
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A Mammogram? ‘It’s Not a Fun Process’: Male Breast Cancer Survivor Shares His Journey
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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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