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Genzyme opens new research center in Framingham

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Genzyme Corp. has opened a new 180,000-square foot science center in Framingham where researchers will work on discovering new treatments for a range of ailments including Parkinson's disease, cancer and heart disease.

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FTC warns of bogus cancer cures

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Federal Trade Commission has charged five companies with making false and misleading claims for cancer cures. The FTC said Thursday that it has also reached settlements with six others.

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Dix patient transfer will begin Oct. 1

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Patients from Dorothea Dix mental hospital in Raleigh will be moved to the new Central Hospital in Butner starting Oct. 1.

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Could NY W. Nile spike be linked to foreclosures?

Posted: 09/18/2008 - An increase in the number of West Nile Virus cases this summer has officials in one New York community studying whether the spike could be linked to the rise in mortgage foreclosures.

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FDA blocks imports from India's generic drug giant

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The government is closing U.S. borders to more than 30 generic drugs -- including popular antibiotics and cholesterol medicines -- made by India's drug giant Ranbaxy Laboratories because of poor quality in two of its factories.

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FDA defends plastic linked with health risks

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The Food and Drug Administration is defending its assessment that bisphenol A or BPA -- a chemical widely used in plastic baby bottles and in food packaging -- is safe.

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Study questions health safety of common chemical

Posted: 09/16/2008 - A preliminary study of a chemical used in plastic baby bottles, food cans and other products has found that it poses possible risks for heart disease and diabetes.

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Study says too many arthroscopic knee surgeries

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Two studies are calling into question whether many people with arthritis are needlessly undergoing one of the most common operations in America: arthroscopic knee surgery.

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Surviving Cancer

Updated: 03/26/2009 - We hear about people being diagnosed with cancer every day. But there are also people beating it everyday. We want to introduce you to two different people, with two very similar stories. Peggy Iachetta and Jack Evans both beat cancer and decided to help others through outreach and a warm smile.

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Alan Williams' personal battle with cancer

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Skin cancer has been more prominent in recent years. In just the last two years, it has been the number one killer in women in their 20's. Growing up, WVLT Volunteer TV's Alan Williams spent a lot of time in the sun, and now, he's paying for it, having to get checked out at least once a year for lesions, some even biopsed. Here is his story.

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FDA posts list of potential problem drugs

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The government has begun posting online a list of medications under investigation for potential problems. It's part of an effort to improve communication with doctors and patients on prescription drug safety.

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Lawmakers demand study data on Vytorin cancer risk

Updated: 09/04/2008 - A congressional committee is giving the two makers of the cholesterol drug Vytorin two weeks to produce extensive data on a clinical study indicating the drug might increase the risk of cancer.

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TN heart disease and stroke prevention, care plan offers road map for saving lives

Posted: 07/31/2008 - The Tennessee Department of Health, in association with the American Heart Association, has developed a comprehensive strategy to address the burden of heart disease and stroke in Tennessee. The Tennessee Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Care Plan presents health care providers, community leaders, business organizations, school officials and individuals throughout the state with a road map for action to reduce disability and death from heart disease and stroke.

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