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Health

Drugstores, retailers seek more vaccine revenue

Walgreen’s provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, … Full story    

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Artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes

NEW YORK – Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Drugstores, retailers seek more vaccine revenue

Walgreen’s provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

We share pain because of love

Love may be evident in the gifts you give, in the hugs you share and in the pride you take in your child’s successes. It’s … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Study finds hospitals overuse antibiotics

NEW YORK – Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job, a new … Full story    
Published:  September 14, 2014

Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA’s language

WASHINGTON – From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar – Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and … Full story    
Published:  September 14, 2014

New anti-obesity drug is OK’d

WASHINGTON – U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments. The drug was … Full story    
Published:  September 14, 2014

Blood drives in Greater Nashua – Sept. 7 update

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. 3:15-7:30 p.m. Sept. … Full story    
Published:  September 7, 2014

Don’t be afraid to advocate for your kids

You know that healthy parenting requires love and affection, time and attention. But did you know that it also requires organization and advocacy, perseverance and … Full story    
Published:  September 7, 2014

Double mastectomy doesn’t help survival for most

CHICAGO – Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn’t boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just … Full story    
Published:  September 7, 2014

American’s eating habits improving a bit

CHICAGO – Americans’ eating habits have improved – except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even … Full story    
Published:  September 7, 2014

St. Joseph Healthcare welcomes internal medicine provider Ilda M. Betancur Restrepo, M.D.

NASHUA – St. Joseph Healthcare welcomes Internal Medicine Provider Ilda M. Betancur Restrepo, M.D., to the medical staff. She received her medical degree from the … Full story    
Published:  September 6, 2014

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

CHICAGO – “Do-it-yourself” blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England … Full story    
Published:  August 31, 2014

Don’t send your kids back to school!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This poem by Dr. Benjamin Garber has run previously in The Sunday Telegraph. It’s August. The kids are tired of sunshine and parks … Full story    
Published:  August 31, 2014

Book offers tips for parents on The Talk

NEW YORK – One of the first things Al Vernacchio does in his high school Sexuality and Society class is stand at a podium in … Full story    
Published:  August 31, 2014