Effort aims to make Fall River streets more walkable for seniors

Effort aims to make Fall River streets more walkable for seniors

FALL RIVER — Mass in Motion is looking out for new volunteers in its’ Walkable Fall River project.

“We’re trying to engage Fall River seniors and older adults to help make Fall River a more walkable city,” said Eric Andrade, … Read Full Story

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UMD study looking for Portuguese-Americans to join study

UMD study looking for Portuguese-Americans to join study

DARTMOUTH — Marcel Berube, 83, enjoys relatively good health, but when he recently learned about a UMass study that is investigating the Portuguese-American aging process, he did not hesitate to sign up.
“I am curious to find out how well … Read Full Story

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Free fitness classes at Cushman Park offer healthy opportunities

Free fitness classes at Cushman Park offer healthy opportunities

FAIRHAVEN — Sometimes maintaining one’s balance in the crane position can be difficult. “Yoga in the Park” has been able to do so for three years in Fairhaven’s Cushman Park.

“Our reach here just goes so much deeper in the … Read Full Story

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New Alzheimer’s drug being tested

New Alzheimer’s drug being tested

PROVIDENCE — Dr. Stephen P. Salloway is a bit of an expert on diseases associated with memory loss and aging. He’s been a neurologist in the field for 23 years and is currently at Butler Hospital, as well as a … Read Full Story

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Bringing dementia out of the shadows

Bringing dementia out of the shadows

RAYNHAM – Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects millions of Americans. That’s something that people need to remember: that it is a disease and not a normal part of aging.

“Often at times, people think that this disease is a … Read Full Story

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Younger stroke victim helps raise awareness

Younger stroke victim helps raise awareness

FALL RIVER — When Ligia Paiva had a stroke at the age of 39, she didn’t recognize the symptoms or seek medical help until the following day.

“I always thought of (stroke) as something that could happen to my grandparents,” … Read Full Story

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New destination for medical tourism?:

New destination for medical tourism?:

BOSTON — Portugal is known as a destination for historical tourism, wine tourism, and many other things. But whoever thought it could be one for medical tourism?

That’s the idea behind Belén de Vicente’s new startup, MedicalPort.

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Costa, Children’s Advocacy Center’s mental health coordinator, puts families on path toward healing

Costa, Children’s Advocacy Center’s mental health  coordinator, puts families on path toward healing

Your worst fears have been realized: Your child has been abused. Now, how do you move forward and heal?

That’s where Cory Costa comes in.

Costa is the mental health coordinator for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County, and … Read Full Story

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HealthSource RI opening Warwick satellite center

HealthSource RI opening Warwick satellite center

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island’s health insurance marketplace is opening a temporary consumer center in Warwick as another sign-up deadline approaches.

HealthSource RI’s satellite center on Centerville Road will be open from Mondaythrough the end of April.

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Fighting the cultural stigma of addiction

Fighting the cultural stigma  of addiction

SOUTH COAST — Kendra Raposo’s experience with substance abuse was one that began early in her life.

“I started really young with alcohol and weed,” she said. “Probably like when I was 12 or 13.”

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More than 300,000 face famine in Mozambique

More than 300,000 face famine in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique agriculture minister José Pacheco says that more than 300,000 people in the southern African state face famine this year.

Speaking on state radio on Sunday, Pacheco said the famine, which affects mainly the central and

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New healthy market program gives food for thought

New healthy market program gives food for thought

NEW BEDFORD — Five neighborhood markets with strong ties to the Portuguese community are stepping up to the plate to help city officials promote healthy eating among New Bedford residents.

Proprietors have filled prominent spots in their establishments with displays … Read Full Story

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Local heart attack survivor among spokeswomen for Go Red

Local heart attack survivor among spokeswomen for Go Red

NEW BEDFORD — Lauriann DeSouza, an avid runner, was 39 years old when she collapsed on the side of the road suffering from a heart attack.

“I was healthy and running five times a week,” said DeSouza, of New Bedford, … Read Full Story

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EU: True sangria wine comes from Spain, Portugal

EU: True sangria wine comes from Spain, Portugal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Not all sweet red wine blended with fruits may claim to be genuine sangria.

The European Parliament on Tuesday passed legislation requiring tougher geographical labeling rules to establish that true sangria comes from Spain or Portugal.

In

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Unleashing new pet health care pawsibilities

Unleashing new pet health care pawsibilities

DARTMOUTH — It’s hard to imagine how busy the Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth can get from the outside.

“This is typical. Actually, this time of the year tends to be slower,” said Dr. Nuno Carreiro, an Azorean-born veterinarian who … Read Full Story

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Good Samaritan Medical Center opens new inpatient unit

Good Samaritan Medical Center opens new inpatient unit

BROCKTON — Good Samaritan Medical Center (GSMC) has opened a new inpatient unit adding 16 new rooms.

The new unit provides an additional 6 semi-private and 10 private rooms to the hospital.  Along with the recent expansion of  a Same … Read Full Story

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Obama to discuss health care law at Faneuil Hall

Obama to discuss health care law at Faneuil Hall

BOSTON (AP) – President Barack Obama plans to use Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall as a backdrop for a speech touting the federal health care law.

The White House says Obama will travel to Boston on Wednesday as his administration continues to deal … Read Full Story

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Fanning the flames of controversy

Fanning the flames of controversy

NEW BEDFORD — For Dawn Blake Souza and her husband, Dr. Joseph Souza, the idea of being involved in a marijuana dispensary is not one that they naturally felt comfortable with.

“My son came to us in November when the … Read Full Story

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