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WHAT'S UP DOC? Climate change health effects Q: Are there any medical implications of global warming?A: Although this is something that is not often mentioned when climate change is discussed, there absolutely are significant medical ramifications of global warming. The World Health Organization has estimated that if nothing is done about climate change almost a quarter million extra deaths per year would be expected as early as 2030. These would occur indirectly due to changes in the quality of [...]

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Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day Check out Winter's Last Stand and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

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YOU GET THE PICTURE: Share signs of spring shots Spring is officially here!  With all the wintry weather we've had in March it hasn't felt much like it, but the days are getting longer and it won't be long before colorful crocuses and daffodils are popping up and the peepers start peeping. Spring jackets replace winter parkas and extra daylight and warmer temperatures will draw us all back outdoors to enjoy nature's renewal. From the playground and the soccer fields to the biking and hiking trails, show us how you get [...]

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Suzette Martinez Standring: Easter and Jesus... For Christians, Easter is a miraculous promise of love kept, because Jesus resurrected, as foretold, 3 days after his undeniable death by crucifixion. Yet, as if coming back to life isn’t enough, here’s an added kicker for me. Jesus chose to appear first to a woman.This is a notable fact, recorded in all four gospels, given that in those times, authority in all important matters were given to men, while women were to master hospitality and family. Yet at that pivotal moment in [...]

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JUST JOKING: Share the best April Fools' Day... What's the biggest, best, most far fetched falsehood you've fallen for or made someone else fall for on April Fools' Day? Share your April Fools' Day pranks with us by emailing readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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Dr. Elaine Heffner: Blame the mother At a moment when health care is front and center in public awareness, a new book makes an important contribution to current thinking. “BLAMING MOTHERS: American Law and the Risks to Children’s Health” by Linda C. Fentiman, a professor of law at Pace University, gives us an understanding of the way in which historical and cultural patterns of blaming mothers, have been incorporated into the law through the interpretation of basic legal concepts as applied to matters relating [...]

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Shayne Looper: What’s wrong with making... President Donald Trump campaigned on a simple promise: He would make America great again. His rhetoric about America’s decline and her need for renewal resonated with enough voters to usher him into the Oval Office.The opposition scorned Trump’s message. Hillary Clinton made light of it at every opportunity. America, she insisted, does not need to be made great again because she is already great. But Clinton was swimming against the tide. The Trump campaign had tapped into [...]

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The Mom Stop: State can ease cost of autism Olivia Deiches and her husband know well the high cost of autism.When their son, now 5, was diagnosed, the couple paid out of pocket for his therapy. But the costs add up, especially when hours of therapy are needed.“Research shows that 10 hours is the minimum to see real results and to get that with a board-certified behavior analyst would cost a minimum of $500 a week,” Deiches said in 2015. “My husband is an instructor at (the University of Alabama) and a high [...]

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What counts as a church? Supreme Court pension... A group of employees are challenging whether the religiously affiliated health care systems that employ them should be considered church-related businesses in the eyes of the IRS.

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OVER THE COUNTER: For health’s sake,... Chances are, if you’re a regular reader of this column, you care about what you eat and drink. You scan the labels at grocery stores, checking for white flour and white sugar content, artificial colorings, high fructose corn syrup, animal fats and other offenders. But have you ever checked the label on your tube of toothpaste?You should.After all, you brush two or three times a day, we hope, and each time you do you ingest some of the minty paste. Read the ingredient [...]

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Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day Check out Rooting for Spring and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

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Mass. nearing lofty cancer-screening goal Massachusetts is poised to become the first state in the nation to meet an ambitious new cancer-screening goal, but medical experts say there is still work to do.

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Why religious freedom is important to both Dems... Judge Neil Gorsuch deftly handled queries on religious freedom from Republican lawmakers who were out to praise the Supreme Court nominee and from Democrats who were looking for opportunities to trip up the conservative justice.

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Strangers in a strange land: Immigrant women... When I think of the women who have inspired me most in my life, the women in my family are the first ones that come to mind.

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Music and the Spoken Word: A choice we make When we feel overlooked or unfairly treated, we can decide what response reflects the best of who we are. ... when we hold on to the best within us, the venom cannot find its way to our heart. In this way, our choices can make us free.

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Battling for the title of Tiniest Church in... This past week I spent way too much time online trying to track down the tiniest church in the country. America has dozens of them. And more than few claim to be the smallest house of worship in the land.

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Traditional marriage, Christianity and... For higher education institutions that pride themselves on “free thought,” it sure increasingly seems that "thought" can be bought by the highest-bidding alumnus who calls to complain.

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Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day Check out Light Dawns on Marblehead and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

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Where to find a yummy fish meal during Lent With three weeks left in the Lenten season, many Catholics (and other Christians) who follow the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays may be running out of places to get a good fish meal nearby. We asked around our newsrooms for some good go-to fish places throughout Wicked Local / Eastern Massachusetts. Here, you'll find a map to show you the way.

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The Clean Cut: 'Eating Twinkies with God' “Now where are you off to?” a mother asks her son as he packs his lunch. “To find God,” he replies. This heartwarming video of a young boy's journey to find God reminds us that God is found in small acts of kindness.

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