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No Boston Marathon this year: Iconic event officially canceled for first time in 124 years

The Boston Marathon has been canceled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time the iconic event will not take place its 124-year history, city officials announced Thursday. In conjunction with the Boston Athletic Association, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (D) made the announcement less than a week after indicating a final decision on… Read More »

Woman’s first date turns deadly

We’ve all probably had first dates we’d rather forget, but spare a thought for Samara Hnaien. The 22-year-old ended up in the emergency room after getting a severe allergic reaction from her Tinder date Charles Harris, 23, who had eaten a peanut butter sandwich beforehand. In a series of videos shared to TikTok that have… Read More »

House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »

First Edition: February 13, 2020

Thursday, Feb 13 2020 6:27 AM First Edition: February 13, 2020 Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: To Fight Chinese Outbreak, Doctors Deploy Drugs Targeting HIV, Malaria And Ebola As the scientific community scrambles to find a drug that can effectively treat tens of thousands of patients sickened by… Read More »

‘A new era’: First peanut allergy drug for children, teens approved by U.S. regulators

U.S. health regulators approved the first drug for children and teenagers with peanut allergies, marking a potential paradigm shift in treatment. The drug, which will be sold under the brand name Palforzia, will be marketed by Aimmune Therapeutics Inc.. The therapy involves ingesting small doses of peanut protein, gradually increased over time to help desensitize… Read More »