(Charles Krupa)
5 places you might start seeing calorie counts

04/27/2014 12:12 PM EDT
Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? 
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HIIT without hurt: Get fit with high-intensity interval training
04/14/2014 12:10 PM EDT - A HIIT session of 30 minutes or less has been shown to accelerate weight loss and boost metabolism, with one session helping your body burn calories for up to 24 hours after exercise. Full Story

They'll be dancing in the streets

Dancers sought for World Kindness Day flashmob in Ayer
By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Keep an eye out for World Kindness Day. Full Story
Celebrate National Alpaca Days at the new Harvard Alpaca Ranch

HARVARD -- Matthew and Amy Varrell had a dream -- and it was full of alpacas. On Saturday and Sunday, 10 a. Full Story
Shirley recall try to persist

Lawyer for two selectmen drops bid to challenge some signatures
SHIRLEY -- After a Saturday public hearing that lasted more than five hours, petitions to recall two embattled selectmen will stand as certified by the town's Board of Registrars, although the possibility of legal action looms. Full Story
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As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election

10/24/2016 03:27 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid has long been the stepchild of government health care programs. Now it's finally coming into its own, even as the 2016 presidential election could change its fate. 
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Preteens need only 2 HPV shots—not 3, CDC says
10/24/2016 03:27 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — It's now easier for preteens to get the cervical cancer vaccine. The government on Wednesday quickly adopted a recommendation that preteens get two shots instead of three and space them further apart. Full Story

AP FACT CHECK: Health insurance costs up, but not doubling
10/24/2016 03:27 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — A claim from the final presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts: DONALD TRUMP: Insurance premiums under the Obama health care law next year "are going to go up over 100 percent. Full Story

Poles stage new protests over proposed abortion restrictions
10/23/2016 04:02 PM EDT - WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish women put black clothes back on and returned to the streets Sunday, launching another round of protests against efforts by the nation's conservative leaders to tighten Poland's already restrictive abortion law. Full Story

Insurer Cigna eases rules for opioid addiction medication
10/21/2016 10:32 AM EDT - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The health insurer Cigna has agreed to end a policy that required physicians to fill out extra paperwork before they could give patients a drug used to treat opioid addiction. Full Story

Raising a vegan baby: There's a right way and a wrong way
10/21/2016 12:44 AM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad name. Full Story

Sanders tells soda tax opponents to stop using his name
10/20/2016 11:08 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saying that consuming too much sugar is a serious health problem, U.S. Sen. Full Story