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Quiche made as part of an after school program called Circles for Jewish Living  as a way to raise money to donate  Heifer International.

Good food, good cause

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cooley Dickinson Hospital mum about departure of Jeanne Ryan, vice president and hospice director

Friday, April 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Jeanne M. Ryan, who was hired in 2007 to lead Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice — and recently promoted to vice president of post-acute care in addition to the hospice post, no longer works at the hospital. Cooley Dickinson spokeswoman Julia Sorensen, chief marketing and communications officer, said Ryan has not been employed by the hospital since April 10, but declined …

Robert Floyd gallery offers artist conversation

Friday, April 17, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center will hold an Artist Gallery Conversation by photojournalist Robert Floyd Sunday at 3 p.m. Floyd will discuss, with an accompanying slide show, his experience of capturing images for author Jeanne Braham’s “Another Language: Portraits of Assistance Dogs and Their People.” The gallery is …

Rita Wilson recovering after mastectomy

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW YORK — Rita Wilson is recovering after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer. The 58-year-old actress and singer, who had been appearing in Larry David’s play “Fish in the Dark” on Broadway, will return May 5, according to her publicist, Heidi Schaeffer. Wilson, in a statement …

Stranger danger: Study raises worries about ordering breast milk online

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

When a blood clot in her brain prevented Jesi Paschen from nursing her second daughter, she turned to what she believed was the next best thing: breast milk from another mother. The 27-year-old mom wanted newborn Radlee, now …

Elevating the hunt for environmental link to breast cancer

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Imagine that you are a molecular biologist who has spent the last 20 years in your lab, doggedly trying to figure out how chemicals in the environment cause human cells to become cancerous. One day a benefactor asks …

Quinn on Nutrition: Eggs may be back in dietary favor

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Can we really put eggs back in our shopping carts without fearing that we’ll drop dead with a heart attack? Perhaps, according to a report by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee that will be used to draft the …

Oddly named ‘exploding head syndrome’ disrupts college students’ sleep

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Nearly one in five college students may suffer from “exploding head syndrome,” a psychological condition in which people are abruptly awakened from sleep by imaginary loud noises or blasts. That’s according to Washington State University researchers who have …

Women’s Health: Here’s the skinny on dense breasts

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

You knew breasts came in all sizes, shapes, and colors. But did you know they also come in varying degrees of density? If you haven’t heard of dense breasts, you’re not alone. In January when a Massachusetts law went into effect that required mammography providers to inform women …

German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at 87

Monday, April 13, 2015

BERLIN — Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and …

Rapper Nelly faces drug charges

Sunday, April 12, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee on Saturday. Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a news release that Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, …

Naming the baby

Friday, April 10, 2015

RIPLEY — Ty Michael, son of Cara and Scott Ripley of Newburyport, was born March 27 at Beverly Hospital, Beverly. The maternal grandparents are Michael and Gail O’Brien of Northampton. The paternal grandparents are Gregory and Ivana Ripley of Farmington, New York. The maternal great-grandmother is Norma O’Brien …

Wedding: Abigael Maginnis & Oliver Western

Friday, April 10, 2015

Abigael McDonald Maginnis and Oliver Charles Western, both of New York City, were married April 19, 2014, at Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina by Ted Silver, uncle of the bride. Rebekah Maginnis, sister of the bride, was the …