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2011-08-10 20:47:16

Second graders who read aloud to a canine over the summer seem to maintain their reading skills during the dog days of summer.

2011-07-28 06:00:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Losers are winners in the Tufts Health Plan Team Lean Challenge.

2011-07-22 10:29:00

Seasoned leader from region's most successful physicians' networks assumes presidency of nationally-renowned academic medical institution BOSTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children announced today that Eric J.

2011-07-20 14:26:00

Disclosing the calories in restaurant foods to customers holds promise as a strategy to lower the nation's obesity rate.

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2011-06-30 06:45:00

Researchers have established the relationship between the number of squares in a Rubik's-cube-type puzzle and the maximum number of moves required to solve it.

2011-05-26 06:00:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tufts Health Plan recently received two Web Health Awards, which honor the nation's best electronic health programs and web-based tools for consumers.

2011-05-26 06:00:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tufts Health Plan was recently honored for excellence in advertising in two national competitions, winning a total of three awards. Last fall, Tufts Health Plan launched a new advertising campaign featuring common health and wellness experiences focused on common and relatable experiences.

2011-05-06 02:57:00

BOSTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center announced this morning it has reached a tentative 18-month contract extension agreement with the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, averting a 5-day strike the union had planned beginning at 6 a.m. today.

2011-05-05 06:00:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tufts Health Plan recently received the prestigious honor of being recognized for its Worksite Wellness initiatives by the Boston Business Journal.

2011-04-27 13:58:56

Colonoscopy is regarded as the most thorough way to screen for colon cancer but the potentially life-saving procedure can also be painful.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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