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August 14, 2015

A proposed 2016 ballot measure to legalize the possession and sale of consumer fireworks in Massachusetts is drawing heat from fire officials and doctors, setting the stage for what could be a divisive debate over the economics and safety of pyrotechnics. Philip Chang, instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.  

August 13, 2015

The state's largest health system plans to open as many as a dozen urgent care clinics over the next three years. Gregg S. Meyer, lecturer on medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 13, 2015

Some women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from a broader genetic test that includes more than 20 genes that have been found to increase cancer risk, a new study suggests. Leif Ellisen, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the study's senior author. 

August 12, 2015

A gel that "sticks" to affected tissue and delivers medicine gradually over time could help treat some inflammatory bowel problems, researchers say. Jeffrey Karp, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.  

August 12, 2015

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the second-oldest living former U.S. president, disclosed he has cancer and will undergo treatment. Charles Fuchs, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.  

August 12, 2015

In recent years, academic researchers and public health officials, increasingly have experimented with ways to turn social media platforms into early warning systems for foodborne spotting foodborne illness outbreaks. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have been mining Twitter data for evidence of outbreaks. 

August 12, 2015

In communities across the nation, the collateral damage of the heroin epidemic is rippling through the health-care system. Leslie Kerzner, assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 10, 2015

What if all the information on the internet could be stored in a drop of liquid the size of a quarter? George Church, professor of genetics, is quoted. 

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