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Biomarkers: The Next Revolution ~ The Doctor is IN with Dr. Frank MacMillan

Biomarkers: The Next Revolution ~ The Doctor is IN with Dr. Frank MacMillan

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – January, 2015 I’d like to be funny and say that my end of the year article is typically on the year’s major breakthrough in health…

O’Connor Ives to Serve as Senate Chair of Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses

O’Connor Ives to Serve as Senate Chair of Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses

Last week, State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives was appointed as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses.  “This is a great opportunity to oversee meaningful…

Video: Pro Police Rally in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 17, 2015

Video: Pro Police Rally in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 17, 2015

Part 1 Part 2   PHOTOS Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for…

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Reflecting Back and Moving Massachusetts Forward ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Kathleen O’Connor Ives – January, 2015 In my first legislative session we passed a number of significant laws, including requiring nursing homes, rest homes, or other long term care…

The Power Of Giving ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

The Power Of Giving ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – December, 2014 It is better to give to then receive. We have all heard that popular saying before, but what does it really mean? The power…

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

Christmas, Hanukkah and ringing in the New Year are always filled with joy and excitement. However, it comes with over excitement and some obstacles for our pets. Keeping your furry…

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

Tom Duggan’s December Notebook ~ HEROES & BOZOS of 2014!

      BOZO OF THE YEAR – LENNY DEGNAN – It takes a lot to get bozo of the year but Lenny Degnan, (former Chief of Staff for Lawrence…

Some Patients Pay More and May Not Keep their Doctor – By Dr. Frank MacMillan

Some Patients Pay More and May Not Keep their Doctor – By Dr. Frank MacMillan

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – December, 2014 While I consider myself well read and I work hard to remain connected to and aware of changes happening in medicine, I have…

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Awareness for COPD – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

By: State Senator Katy Ives Dec. 2014 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It disproportionately impacts women and is caused…

Waste Management sells Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. to Energy Capital Partners

Waste Management sells Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. to Energy Capital Partners

HAMPTON, N.H. —  Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. today announced the close of its $1.94 billion acquisition by Energy Capital Partners from Waste Management. A definitive agreement for the sale was previously…

MIAA Backs North Andover Principals Decision to Suspend Basketball Coach, Says Scuzzarella Argued for Lower Penalty

MIAA Backs North Andover Principals Decision to Suspend Basketball Coach, Says Scuzzarella Argued for Lower Penalty

NORTH ANDOVER – In the wake of the basketball coach scandal in North Andover, The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has issued a statement backing High School  principal Scuzzarella’s decision to…

Tom Duggan’s Post Election Notebook, November-2014

  CHANNEL 5 DEBATE – Of all the debates this political season, Channel 5’s debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was by far the worst. It was so awful…

Health Care Rationing and the Politics of Hepatitis C

Health Care Rationing and the Politics of Hepatitis C

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan, MD Back in April, I wrote about anticipated new treatments for Hepatitis C viral infection. The first all-oral treatment was FDA approved on October 10, with additional…

Homework Wars – BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Homework Wars – BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – November, 2014 ‘Tis the season for homework. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy. If you have grade school children, even mentioning the word homework is like dragging your…

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

The Need for Veterans’ Housing in Massachusetts

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives November, 2014 November 11, Veterans’ Day, a national day of remembrance to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces during…

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