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Great Health Reporting Helps to Clarify and Inform during Horrific Newtown Tragedy

After the tragic Newtown shooting, we are a nation shocked, saddened and heartbroken. We are all trying to come to terms with how this could have happened. It has made us grapple with complex issues, such as how to help our families cope with tragedy, and what part mental health issues played in the events of last week.  Image courtesy of teenmentalhealth.orgAfter such distressing events, many loo ...

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Learn About The Hive Straight From the Editor!

I recently had the honor of speaking with Michael Morisy, editor of @HiveBoston, the new venture from Boston.com that provides the latest innovation news from the start-up, venture and research communities in Boston and New England. Michael was gracious enough to chat with me about the types of stories and companies that The Hive will be covering and how companies can contribute via social media and by subm ...

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The Consumer Health Week in Review: Stay safe at State Fairs, keep walking and diabetes

 The Return of Swine Flu?We all remember the swine flu craze several years ago. According to the CDC, a new strain is now emerging. There has been a spike in swine flu cases over the last week, rising from less than 30 to over 150. The CDC is assuring the public that it is “not a pandemic situation.” And the strain’s not unusually dangerous – so far, those affected have got bett ...

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