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A Robot Allows This 11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor to Go to School

Philip Lippolis is an upbeat fourth grader at Walpole’s Boyden Elementary School. He loves science, and swears he enjoys going to school each and every […]

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This Is Why You Keep Hearing About Gypsy Moths

If you’ve been seeing headlines about gypsy moths and you’re not sure why, read on. We put together a quick primer on these pests, as […]

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Two New Shelters Are Coming to Boston

In 2014, Boston’s homeless population was left reeling by the closure of the Long Island Bridge, and the ensuing evacuation of the island’s shelter. Nearly three […]

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Obama Drug Czar Slams Trump’s Proposed Drug Control Cuts

After two years at the helm of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Michael Botticelli has found both a homecoming and a new […]

Soda
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Would a Soda Tax Be Good for Massachusetts?

Soon, you might need some extra change when you hit the vending machine. That’s because Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed a tax on sugary drinks such […]

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Massachusetts Eyes Higher Tobacco Buying Age

Massachusetts is moving closer to legislation that would raise the statewide minimum age for buying tobacco, in an effort to curb teen smoking and improve […]

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Overdose Deaths May Be Slowing in Massachusetts

When it comes to the opioid epidemic, good news can be hard to find. But a new report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health […]

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Cambridge Considers Public Narcan Proposal

If you saw someone in the throes of a drug overdose, would you help? Would you know how? In Cambridge, those questions may become more […]

Alex Guerrero
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Boston Doctor Takes Aim at Tom Brady’s Health Guru

A Boston doctor wants answers from Alex Guerrero, Tom Brady’s highly controversial body coach, life guru, and TB12 business partner. Dr. Jessica Flynn, a sports […]

Ericka Hart
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Ericka Hart Is Showing the World What It Looks Like to Survive Breast Cancer

As we spoke on the phone Wednesday, Ericka Hart Googled “breast reconstruction.” She was met with a sea of white images—much like she was two […]

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Mass. Healthcare Leaders Slam the AHCA

On Thursday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed the updated GOP healthcare bill, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), by a vote of […]

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This Device May Be the Future of Health Trackers

If you’re a health nut, you’re probably already tracking your step count, sleep, and heart rate. But it may be a metric you hardly ever […]

March for Science
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NIH Gets $2 Billion Funding Boost Under Congressional Spending Plan

A Congressional spending deal reached late Sunday night will keep the NIH safe from proposed budget cuts—at least for now. The bipartisan plan will give the […]

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ImprovBoston Is Offering a Performance Just for Kids with Autism

To round out Autism Awareness Month, ImprovBoston is hosting a show just for children with autism and their families. The show, scheduled for April 29 […]

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This App Wants to Make It Easier and Faster to Get a Doctor’s Appointment

If you’ve ever found yourself trying (and failing) to quickly get a medical appointment in the Boston area, the results of a survey by Merritt Hawkins […]