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Elizabeth Cooney is a health reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
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Monday, August 20, 2007
Today's Globe: body clocks, a mother's will, bridging gaps, Harold Greenberg
Besides the one in the brain, biological clocks have been found all over the human body. And Ramadan, it turns out, has become a useful phenomenon for researchers studying circadian rhythms -- and what happens to the body when they are disrupted.
A physician son's love meets a mother's will in her final illness.
Although Boston has the best medical facilities in the country, it's a sorry truth that African-American and Hispanic Bostonians don't enjoy the same standard of health as do their white neighbors. For Barbara Ferrer (left), who took over as executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission this summer, fighting this disparity is her greatest challenge.
Also in Health/Science, why do people and animals yawn and why is it so contagious, and does being bilingual help delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease?