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Groundbreaking stroke treatment at Boston's Brigham and Women's

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Groundbreaking stroke treatment at Boston's Brigham and Women's


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Comments about cancer patients, vets with PTSD were 'in satire'

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Comments about cancer patients, vets with PTSD were 'in satire'


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Kratom Herbal Supplement Can Lead To Addiction, Death Says FDA

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Kratom Herbal Supplement Can Lead To Addiction, Death Says FDA


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Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s

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Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s


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Police officers visit Massachusetts boy with brain cancer

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Police officers visit Massachusetts boy with brain cancer


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‘Heroes in Health Care’ recognized at annual gala

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  • Trump to declare opioid crisis nationwide public health emergency
    Trump to declare opioid crisis nationwide public health emergency

    , bostonglobe.com

    WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump will direct his Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency under the Public Health Service Act. That’s according to senior White House officials, who were not authorized to publicly discuss plans before the announcement and briefed journalists on condition of anonymity. The declaration does not come with specific funding
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  • Orion Krause, accused of killing his mother and grandparents, found competent to stand trial but will remain at mental health Hospital
    Orion Krause, accused of killing his mother and grandparents, found competent to stand trial but will remain at mental health Hospital

    , masslive.com

    A 40-day mental health evaluation determined that Orion Krause -- who is accused of killing his mother, grandparents and their caretaker in Groton -- is competent to stand trial, but the 22-year-old will remain at Bridgewater State Hospital. Records of the mental health evaluation will remain sealed for now, Judge Margaret Guzman ordered in Ayer District Court on Friday. She allowed for Krause to remain held at the hospital
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  • Hospital readmissions, drug costs, telemedicine all addressed in Massachusetts Senate health care costs bill
    Hospital readmissions, drug costs, telemedicine all addressed in Massachusetts Senate health care costs bill

    , masslive.com

    BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday unveiled a comprehensive bill aimed at lowering the state's high health care costs. The bill contains a potpourri of provisions on everything from telemedicine to drug prices to behavioral health. Sen. Jim Welch, D-West Springfield, Senate chairman of the Committee on Health Care Financing, said the bill is "based on common sense, realistic expectations and at the same time is consumer driven
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Drugs & Medications

  • When paying for drugs with insurance costs more than paying cash: Bill would require pharmacists to let their customers know
    When paying for drugs with insurance costs more than paying cash: Bill would require pharmacists to let their customers know

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    It seems logical that customers buying prescription drugs with insurance should pay less than if they pay the entire cost themselves. But sometimes, that is not the case, and patients end up unknowingly paying more if they use insurance. "Pharmacists I talk to are very upset about this, because they see where patients are paying more for this medicine than they should," said Todd Brown, executive director of the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacists Association and vice chairman of the department of pharmacy at Northeastern University
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Cancer

  • Study suggests extending breast cancer treatment might reduce recurrence
    Study suggests extending breast cancer treatment might reduce recurrence

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    Extending hormone therapy treatment for breast cancer patients past the typical five years could reduce the likelihood of recurrence, according to a New England Journal of Medicine report published Thursday. Scientists analyzed nearly 63,000 women who had ER-positive breast cancer. This type of cancer is fueled by estrogen, a hormone that can stimulate cancer cells to grow and divide. At the start of the trials, each patient was disease-free after undergoing five years of hormone treatments such as tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors
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