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Michelle Obama Celebrates Newton’s Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity

While you spent your afternoon at work on Wednesday, Newton Mayor Setti Warren was doing something a little bit more exciting: meeting with First Lady […]

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Boston Hospitals Need Your Blood Donations

After the influx of blood donations after the Boston Marathon bombings, you may have thought that area hospitals had stores of blood for months, but […]

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Researcher Says Humans Are Unique in Their Throwing Abilities

When you watch your favorite pitcher throw a 100 mph strike, you may thinking about his impressive strength. But Neil Roach, a recent Harvard graduate, […]

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Ask the Expert: How Often Should I Replace My Running Shoes?

How do you know that it’s time to replace your running shoes? Do you measure it by miles logged? Holes created? Fraying laces? Too many […]

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Scientists Studying Aggressive Cancer Cells

Scientists at the Whitehead Institute have identified what could be the difference between aggressive breast cancer and non-aggressive breast cancer. Their study, which was published in […]

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FDA Approves New Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new treatment for bipolar depression this month. The drug comes from Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, which can now distribute […]

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Roundup: Local Boxing Gyms

Tired of your daily treadmill, elliptical, crunches, and lunges routine? Ditch it and head to one of these local boxing gyms for a challenging workout. Whether you’re […]

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Q&A: Therapeutic Yoga Instructor Kate Graham

With dozens of yoga studios around the Boston area, you can practice basically any type of yoga that you can dream up (think hip hop […]

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Roundup: July Road Races

Sure, it’s getting hotter in Boston, but that’s an even better reason to spend time outside this month. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself or […]

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Roundup: Sports Equipment Rentals

It’s a warm, sunny day in Boston and you really want to go biking, or kayaking, or rollerblading, but you don’t have a bike (or […]

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New Discovery Could Lead to Treatments for Resistant Anemia

Researchers from the Cambridge-based Whitehead Institute may have found a way to make drug resistant anemia less resistant and less miserable. Most types of anemia […]

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Massachusetts Residents Are Eating Their Fruits and Veggies

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables for 2013, Massachusetts residents eat an average of 1.7 servings […]

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Ask the Expert: Can You Think Your Way to Weight Loss?

We recently read about the Health Belief Model (HBM), which is a model of behavior change often used to help people add healthy behaviors into […]

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Boston Children’s Starts Asthma Initiative

There are more than 22 million people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with asthma and 6.5 million of those affected are children, making asthma […]

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Facing Fear and Loathing Boston Summers

Most Bostonians welcome the summer, the sunshine, and a chance to finally spend time outdoors with open arms. But for a select few, the summer […]