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Health

Silenced by autism, man finds his voice

By MARTHA IRVINE
The Associated Press

EDITOR'S NOTE: April is National Autism Awareness Month. Benjamin Alexander cannot speak, but he is determined to be heard. He cannot type without a hand … Full story    

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Don’t let ‘The Number’ define your health goal

Nine out of 10 clients I meet with set a weight loss goal. When defining exactly what they want to achieve, they almost always mention … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2016

Study backs pancreas cell transplants for diabetics

WASHINGTON - Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes - and a new study shows they can protect the most … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2016

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2016

Silenced by autism, man finds his voice

EDITOR'S NOTE: April is National Autism Awareness Month. Benjamin Alexander cannot speak, but he is determined to be heard. He cannot type without a hand … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2016

What are you tuning out?

Our brains are astonishing machines. A heathy brain catalogs and cross-references and compares billions of experiences every moment. It turns on or off something like … Full story    
Published:  April 17, 2016

BMI tells teen she’s obese; she has reply

INDIANAPOLIS - Tessa Embry has never thought of herself as obese. A catcher for her travel softball team, the eighth-grader is generally positive about her … Full story    
Published:  April 17, 2016

Study: Brain implant lets paralyzed man use hand

Aparalyzed 24-year-old man has regained some use of his right hand, controlling it with signals relayed from electronic sensors in his brain. Ian Burkhart, of … Full story    
Published:  April 17, 2016

Addiction epidemic fuels demand for ‘sober homes’

The nation's epidemic of addiction to painkillers and heroin is fueling runaway demand for a once-obscure form of housing known as "sober homes," where recovering … Full story    
Published:  April 10, 2016

Health Digest

New surgeon joins Nashua hospital NASHUA - St. Joseph Hospital welcomes board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon David Richards, MD, FRCSC to the medical staff. Richards is a … Full story    
Published:  April 10, 2016

Wyo. duo offers ‘Birth Boot Camp’

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Laura Simpson knew she wanted to give birth without medication, and she wanted to be prepared. But she wasn't sure where to … Full story    
Published:  April 10, 2016

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcross blood.org. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. … Full story    
Published:  April 10, 2016

Pre-term babies have better chance at survival today

At age 11, A'Taliya Bass has already started to write her first book. She calls it "Forget the Looks," a collection of her thoughts about … Full story    
Published:  April 3, 2016

In good company: RI community boasts 6 centenarians

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - With roughly 72,000 centenarians in the United States, it's not all that unusual to find several clustered in the same city. But … Full story    
Published:  April 3, 2016

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. … Full story    
Published:  April 3, 2016