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Gov. Charlie Baker Unveils Sweeping Opioid Legislation

Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a widespread legislative package aimed at combating Massachusetts’ opioid crisis by focusing on treatment accessibility, drug abuse prevention, and educational expansion. […]

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Opioid-Related Deaths Down Across Massachusetts

Opioid-related fatalities are down by roughly 10 percent in Massachusetts so far this year, according to updated data released by the state Department of Public Health. […]

Aaron Hernandez
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Aaron Hernandez’s CTE Is the Most Advanced Case Seen in Someone His Age

Aaron Hernandez’s brain was dark, and it was decayed. At a medical conference on Thursday, researchers from Boston University revealed the former Patriots tight end’s […]

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Massachusetts State House Passes Free Birth Control Bill

The Massachusetts House of Representatives resoundingly passed a bill ensuring access to free birth control on Wednesday in a stark reproach of policy enacted at […]

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New York-Based SLT Is Heading to Boston

“If cardio, strength training, and pilates had a baby, it would be SLT.” While their tagline may leave you with a rather strange mental image, the workouts […]

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Massachusetts Officials Criticize Trump’s Opioid Announcement

President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency yesterday, but many Massachusetts Democrats criticized him for not going far enough. Leaders […]

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Officials from Massachusetts Opioid Initiative Travel to White House for Announcement

On Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump declared a national health emergency to fight the opioid epidemic, and he is already looking to Bay State experts […]

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Opioid Crisis Leads to Surge in Needles Littering Boston

Playgrounds are sites of chalk drawings and tire swings; of kickball games and cookouts; and, increasingly across Boston’s neighborhoods, of used hypodermic needles. An analysis […]

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Tom Brady Is Standing By the Out-There Health Advice in His Book

Tom Brady is standing by the health advice in his new book, The TB12 Method, despite criticism from doctors, dietitians, and exercise scientists. “It’s really my experience, […]

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Planned Parenthood Endorsed Marty Walsh for Mayor

In its first-ever mayoral endorsement, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF) is throwing its support behind Mayor Marty Walsh’s re-election campaign. “At a […]

MindKare
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This Local Nonprofit Is Trying to Normalize Mental Health Issues

In 1990, Screening for Mental Health Founder Douglas Jacobs did something that was, at the time, revolutionary. In an effort to draw attention to mental […]

Pediatrician
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Without CHIP Extension, Kids’ Healthcare Coverage Looks Uncertain

Over the weekend, Congress missed its deadline for reauthorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), leaving the insurance status of almost 9 million […]

Michael Rosbash
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Two Brandeis Scientists Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine

The 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded to one current and one former Brandeis University scientist, as well as a researcher from Rockefeller […]

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White House Grants BMC $350,000 for Opioid Abuse Work

Despite catching flak for promising, then failing, to declare the opioid crisis a state of emergency, President Trump’s administration on Thursday re-upped its commitment to […]

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CVS Moves to Limit Length and Strength of Opioid Prescriptions

As opioid manufacturers and distributors come under increasing fire, a major New England pharmacy is doing its part to curtail the opioid crisis. CVS Health, […]