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Four Steps to Ensure Your Safety During Hurricane Season

Revisit or create an emergency preparedness plan before a serious storm threatens, and consider any complications posed by COVID-19.

Four Steps to Ensure Your Safety During Hurricane Season

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Four Activities You Should Avoid this Summer — and What You Can Do Instead

​​​​​​​As Massachusetts continues to move through its phased reopening plan and more businesses and services come back online, it can be easy to think that it’s safe to partake in all of the summer activities you’ve enjoyed in years past.

Four Activities You Should Avoid this Summer — and What You Can Do Instead

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What You Need to Know about Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Lion's mane jellyfish have been spotted at beaches across the South Shore, and their tentacles are capable of delivering painful stings to humans.

What You Need to Know about Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

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Asymptomatic Testing for COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Massachusetts continues to see encouraging signs in its fight against COVID-19. The state has proceeded with caution through a phased reopening, with...

Asymptomatic Testing for COVID-19: What You Need to Know

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Tips for Staying Safe at the Pool this Summer

Swimming in a pool is a great way to beat the heat during the summer months. However, it's important to exercise caution, especially for families with young children.

Tips for Staying Safe at the Pool this Summer

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The New Pediatric Inflammatory Syndrome Linked to COVID-19

A new inflammatory syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19 has been appearing in children across the globe — including Massachusetts.

The New Pediatric Inflammatory Syndrome Linked to COVID-19

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Your Questions about Coronavirus, Answered

As confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus continue to mount, concern grows. Director of Infectious Disease Todd Ellerin, MD answers common questions about the virus.

Your Questions about Coronavirus, Answered

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What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Prescription Pills

A recent DEA report contained troubling information about counterfeit pills that have made their way into Massachusetts.

What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Prescription Pills

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What You Need to Know about Vape-Associated Pulmonary Illness (VAPI)

With a drastic increase in the number of suspected VAPI cases, Massachusetts recently instituted a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products. Learn more about the illness behind the vape ban.

What You Need to Know about Vape-Associated Pulmonary Illness (VAPI)