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  • At Michener Museum, seeing deeply into a work of art

    The group had come to the Doylestown museum for a program that uses meditation to deepen the appreciation of art. But Maria Starr wasn't expecting the objet du contemplation to be a coffee table. Yet there it was at the James A. Michener Art Museum: a...
  • 3 hurt in 5-vehicle, 1 pedestrian crash in Somerville

    Authorities say a fiery rush-hour crash in Somerville that involved five vehicles and a teenage pedestrian was likely caused when one of the drivers had some sort of medical emergency. Three people were hospitalized after the chain-reaction crash McGrath...
  • Aspirin users with common genes may get less colon cancer

    Researchers have identified common genetic traits that may explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer. It's too soon to recommend aspirin for colon cancer prevention and the needed genetic tests aren't available outside of research. But...
  • Holy Cross to hold free forum on anal cancer

    Holy Cross to hold free forum on anal cancer
    Holy Cross Hospital will host a free educational forum March 28 focusing on the importance of anal cancer screening, new treatments for the disease and life after treatment. The Holy Cross forum, entitled "Anal Cancer: Today's Approach, Tomorrow's...
  • Brain has strong points at different ages

    Brain has strong points at different ages
    For people over 40 who fear that their mind is slowly failing them, a new study suggests that older brains are better than younger brains in some ways. While some thinking skills begin to decline as one ages, researchers found that others don't peak...
  • Teen found unconscious in driveway of Boston-area home

    Authorities are investigating what happened to an 18-year-old girl found unconscious outdoors in freezing temperatures, apparently after leaving a party. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said the teen was found unresponsive in the driveway of a...
  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. "I think we're all kind of frustrated," said Stephen...
  • Dog saying goodbye to his dying master: Story behind viral image

    Dog saying goodbye to his dying master: Story behind viral image
    At first glance, the image seems quizzical. A dog on a hospital bed? Huh? But a closer look reveals a haunting image that won't soon be forgotten: A faithful pup saying goodbye to his master as he lay dying in his hospital bed. It was an image that...
  • Getting through grief

    Losing a close friend or family member can be devastating. All the small details of daily life — getting out of bed, making meals, going to appointments, taking care of children, handling responsibilities at work — may seem monumentally hard...
  • Not So Sweet After All

    Not So Sweet After All
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A moment on the lips, forever on the hips? A bad figure is hardly the worst of it. Eating a lot of fat, especially the kind that's in cookies and pastries, can significantly raise the risk of stroke for women over 50, a large...
  • You're getting very relaxed …

    You're getting very relaxed …
    When Angel McNall arrived at the hospital in labor with her second son in February, she was in excruciating pain. The baby was facing her front instead of her back, in a posterior position, which can make labor more painful because the baby's skull pushes...