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The Beginner’s Guide to Asthma

If you’ve never been affected by asthma, or you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with asthma, it can be a bit of a daunting mystery. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention provides this helpful basic Q & A on the all-too-common pulmonary issue. Q: What Is Asthma? A:...


Aaron Hernandez’s Brain To Be Studied For Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

The tragic life and death former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a Bristol native, may have some redeeming value for scientists studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Following his April 19 suicide death in a Massachusetts prison, the Hernandez family donated the 27-year-old’s brain for study at the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center. “CTE is...


Your Nutrition: What To Try (Or Skip) At 99 Restaurant

Making healthy choices when you don’t have time to prepare meals at home is perhaps the most daunting part of following a diet plan.  As a registered dietitian, I am frequently asked which restaurants and food vendors have the healthiest menus. Unfortunately, even menu items that appear to be healthier,...