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Holy Family Hospital Blood Bank Needs Donors

During summer months there is often a shortage of blood across the nation, and this year is no exception. Holy Family Hospital’s Blood Bank has a critically low inventory and all types of blood are needed. According to America’s Blood Center and the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood,… Read More

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An Allergy Epidemic? Understanding Allergies

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies plague more than 60 million Americans — one out of every five. Allergy is the abnormal reaction by the body’s immune system to a substance that is usually not harmful. Accord to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s website, allergy prevalence overall has been… Read More

Beth Daigle

Sole Mates

With a Little Effort, Pretty, Healthy Feet Can Be Yours. Talking about feet makes a lot of folks feel silly. After all, a body part that’s the subject of the children’s rhyme “This Little Piggy” can be hard to take seriously. And while having a lighthearted attitude about our feet is surely OK, as anyone… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

Retirees Meet Robots — Both Win: UMass Lowell’s Learning in Retirement Association Helps Retired Professionals Maintain Active Minds

On her knees, a woman is “face-to-face” with a robot as the operator explains its special features. She is too enthralled to stop for a formal photo. “Now? But I’m learning here!” says Toby Hodes, president of UMass Lowell’s Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA), while touring the university’s New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE)… Read More

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