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July 22, 2014

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Autism advocates offer advice

WESTFIELD – A roundtable discussion about autism advocacy was held at Genesis Spiritual Life Center in Westfield last night, with a panel of three experts addressing concerns of about two dozen parents and local service providers. Judith Ursitti, CPA, Autism Speaks’ director of state government affairs, Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center […]

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State reports progress in fixing health website

BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Software ordered by Massachusetts to fix its hobbled health care exchange passed initial tests, renewing hopes that the state could finally have a fully operational website by year’s end, officials said yesterday. The breakdown dramatically slowed the state’s transition to the federal Affordable Care Act from its own […]

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MSG: Flavor Enhancer or Health Risk?

Have you ever had a headache after eating Chinese food? In the 1960’s, many patrons of Chinese restaurants started to complain of bad headaches. A review of the cases prompted the designation of a new health condition, “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”. The underlying cause was determined to be a sensitivityto Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). MSG is sodium […]

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