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Harrington nears opening of new ER in Webster

Sam Bonacci |

Harrington HealthCare System (HHS) has begun a renovation and expansion of its emergency department at its Webster campus that it expects will be finished in December.

Boston Scientific begins new stent study

Sam Bonacci |

Boston Scientific of Marlborough has launched a trial of a coronary stent system to get more information about the product's use in underserved populations, including women and people of color, the...

Health care workers air concerns over Ebola readiness


A medical facility near Logan International Airport does not have access to the preferred protective suits for medical workers to handle Ebola cases, and even the head of one of the state's largest...

AdCare completes acquisition of R.I. site

John Agoglia |

Worcester-based drug and alcohol treatment center operator AdCare has completed its acquisition of SSTAR of North Kingstown, R.I., the company announced.

State: Mass. hospitals prepared for suspected Ebola cases


Massachusetts has not designated any particular medical facility for Ebola cases within Bay State borders but officials say all Massachusetts hospitals are ready for suspect cases.

What are Marist site prospects after foiled Walden project?

Emily Micucci |

The Marist Fathers of Boston have struggled to sell a former religious retreat center on Framingham's Pleasant Street since it was listed for sale in the spring of 2012, and after almost a...

UMass researchers expand use of light to treat cancer

An international group of scientists led by Dr. Gang Han of UMass Medical School (UMMS) has combined a new type of nanoparticle with an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy to effectively kill deep-set...

Hanover Insurance expands healthcare reach

The Hanover Insurance Group, based in Worcester, has expanded its healthcare business into additional medical facilities while broadening its coverage for medical professionals, the company announced...

Positive results for ACT stem cell treatment

Sam Bonacci |

A stem cell-derived eye treatment from Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) of Marlborough has been found to have long-term safety in a study where some patients showed improved vision.

UMass researchers identify bipolar disorder genetic pathway

A team led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) has identified a genetic pathway that could lead to...

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