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Before migrants were sent to Martha's Vineyard, there were the "Reverse Freedom Rides"

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Radiation was another treatment that researchers were refining at the time. Gordon Isaacs was the first patient treated with the linear accelerator (radiation therapy) for retinoblastoma. Gordon's right eye was removed January 11, 1957 because the cancer had spread. His left eye had only a localized tumor and was treated with the electron beam. Gordon's vision in the left eye returned to normal. NIH/National Cancer Institute hide caption

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50 years ago, Nixon gave the U.S. a 'Christmas present,' launching the war on cancer

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Don Murphy hands out free rapid COVID tests outside of Robinson Middle School in Lowell, Massachusetts. Gabrielle Emanuel/WBUR hide caption

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As omicron surges, these states and cities are focused on giving out free COVID tests

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50 years ago this week President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act

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Hillary Creech, of Jonesboro, Ark., built a DIY air purifier for her husband's classroom. "My husband's classroom in particular has a wall full of windows, none of which open," she said Courtesy of Hillary Creech hide caption

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Does Your Kid's Classroom Need An Air Purifier? Here's How You Can Make One Yourself

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Delta Variant Makes It Even More Important To Have Improved Air Quality In Schools

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Nursing Homes Were In Dire Staffing Situation Even Before COVID-19

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Jodee Pineau-Chaisson sits in her office in Springfield, Mass., on Jan. 12. Pineau-Chaisson, a social worker, contracted the coronavirus last May and continues to have symptoms even months after testing negative for the virus. Meredith Nierman/GBH News hide caption

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When Does COVID-19 Become A Disability? 'Long-Haulers' Push For Answers And Benefits

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A sign outside a U.S. Social Security Administration office in Mount Prospect, Ill., in October last year. Closed SSA offices across the country are being blamed for a 30 percent drop in applications for an aid program for the most vulnerable. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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Huge Drop In Federal Aid For The Poorest Is Blamed On Closed Social Security Offices

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Applications For Aid Program Helping Seniors And People With Disabilities Plunges

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Do People Who Have Long-Term COVID-19 Symptoms Qualify For Disability Benefits?

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A Boston EMS ambulance crew wheels in a patient to MGH from their ambulance in Boston on April 8, 2020. Hospitals brace for a surge in patients. Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Young, Healthy Researchers Are Being Vaccinated Before Seniors In Massachusetts

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Massachusetts' Medical Workers Will Get Vaccine Before Elderly Population

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Carlos Reyes, a certified nursing assistant in Massachusetts, says the nursing homes where he works told him he could not get vaccinated because he is a contract worker. He has since tested positive for the coronavirus. Meredith Nierman/GBH hide caption

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Some Health Care Workers Say They Are 'Forgotten' In COVID-19 Vaccination Plans

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For 1 Health Care Worker, Waiting For COVID-19 Vaccine Is A Nightmare

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