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UMass Medical School opening Springfield location

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester's UMass Medical School announced yesterday that it is opening its first-ever satellite location in Springfield in a partnership with Baystate Health.

Waters partners with multi-national disease researchers

Stephanie Meagher |

Milford's Waters Corp. has announced a partnership with an international group seeking to examine the intersection of genes and environment when determining who gets diseases such as cancer and...

Column: Shopping around for health insurance

Louis Gutierrez |

Faced with a monthly health insurance premium increase of $312 a month next year, a Massachusetts family knew they needed to consider all of their options for 2017 insurance coverage.

Weathering the Trump healthcare change-storm

Laura Finaldi |

A Donald Trump presidency and Republican control of Congress will likely mean sweeping changes in healthcare policy across the U.S., but Massachusetts may weather the change-storm better than others.

UMass Boston money crunch weighing down UMass system

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

University of Massachusetts-Boston faculty members and union representatives on Wednesday urged a UMass Board of Trustees committee to help the Boston campus manage a budget deficit they said is...

Muddled records lead to Saint Vs kidney mistake

Susan Shalhoub |

Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester could see Medicaid and Medicare payments terminated in December if patient safety deficiencies remain, according to state officials.

Polito on minimum wage: go to $11 "and then follow it from there"

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito on Tuesday did not rule out supporting a $15 an hour statewide minimum wage, but said she wants to first see how employers handle the next scheduled minimum wage increase to $11.

Healey threatens to sue Trump

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

In a new fundraising appeal, Attorney General Maura Healey is trying to rile up donors by promising to take President-elect Donald Trump to court.

Pollster: Mass. needs to prepare for Obamacare repeal

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts would be well-served to begin devising a plan of action to deal with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a promise of President-elect Donald Trump, a Harvard professor and pollster...

Professional charity solicitors take over half of donations

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Professional solicitors in 2015 collected more than $201 million from donors in Massachusetts, but only $82 million reached the charities favored by contributors.

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