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  • You may -- or may not -- need extra potassium while taking a diuretic

    Q: I've started retaining extra fluid. My doctor just prescribed Lasix. Do I need to take extra potassium? A: Lasix is an example of a loop diuretic. Doctors most often prescribe this type of water pill for people who retain a lot of water. Usually the...
  • Fiancés to cycle 163 miles for cancer research

    Fiancés to cycle 163 miles for cancer research
    The first time Lauren Marlotte and her fiancé Darnell Smith rode their bikes 100 miles, they trekked from Santa Barbara to Ojai to Ventura and back, ran out of water and followed a path that partially runs along the shoulder of a freeway. After that...
  • 'I Am Tough': Young Hospital Patient Represents State At Fenway For Fundraiser

    BOSTON — Shemar Williams doesn't remember his first surgery, but his parents can't forget it. Shemar was 3 years old and suffering from severe scoliosis, which pushed his ribs too close to his lungs and threatened him with paralysis. To allow...
  • Kinder Morgan Signs Up Customers For New England Natural Gas Pipeline

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP said natural gas distribution companies in New England have agreed to buy firm gas on the U.S. energy company's proposed new pipeline into the region. A shortage of gas pipelines into New England forced energy firms there...
  • Your dog is sure to make some noise if a bear approaches!

    Your dog is sure to make some noise if a bear approaches!
    Q: We live in the woods, and the bear population has been increasing here. A neighbor actually had a bear nearly walk into her home. Her dog began to growl and bark, and the bear ran off. Her dog is a large mixed-breed, and so is mine, but Charlie Horse...
  • PASSINGS: Helen Johns Carroll

    Helen Johns Carroll, 99, a swimmer who helped the U.S. women's Olympic team win gold in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Sumter, S.C., her family said. Then known as Helen...
  • Who are the leaders in sexual harassment prevention?

    Who are the leaders in sexual harassment prevention?
    When asked which transit agencies are models for sexual harassment awareness prevention and reporting, Holly Kearl of Stop Street Harassment pointed to Boston and D.C. Advocates there have long been pushing these campaigns, which have led to an increase...
  • Sarah Dunlap Burke, assistant news director, ABC 7 Chicago Eyewitness News

    Sarah Dunlap Burke, assistant news director, ABC 7 Chicago Eyewitness News
    Sarah Dunlap Burke will join ABC 7 Chicago Eyewitness News as assistant news director, effective August 25. Most recently, Burke was the acting news director at WBZ-TV in Boston, Mass. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from...
  • Rare tornado touches down near Boston

    Rare tornado touches down near Boston
    Police and emergency crews in the city of Revere, Mass., outside Boston scrambled to clean up after a rare tornado touched down Monday, downing power lines, damaging homes and overturning at least one car. The National Weather Service confirmed that...
  • Accused Boston bomber's friend recognized suspect: agent

    Accused Boston bomber's friend recognized suspect: agent
    A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, facing trial on charges of obstructing the investigation into the deadly blasts, recognized the man the FBI was seeking hours before he was publicly identified, an agent testified on Tuesday. Sara Wood of...
  • MetLife, Norwegian Bank Buy Buildings In Boston, D.C., San Francisco

    MetLife Inc. and a Norwegian bank announced Monday that they bought an office building at One Beacon Street in Boston for $561 million, the latest high-profile commercial-real-estate investment by the life insurer. MetLife and Norges Bank Investment...