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Anna Maria launches new grad program

Anna Maria College will offer a new master’s degree program in health emergency management, citing a high demand for the skills to respond to both natural and man-made disasters, the Paxton...

UMass asks: Could genes code for 'healthspan'?

Carol McDonald |

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester are wondering if studies of a lowly worm can help us understand how to better maintain health as we age.

State, insurers boost health insurance signup efforts

Emily Micucci |

As the Jan. 23 deadline to enroll in health insurance plans through the Massachusetts Health Connector nears, the state and local insurers are boosting efforts to reach people in need of coverage.

Kennedy center launches Framingham optometry practice

Emily Micucci |

Vision care services are now available at the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy CHC) on Union Street in downtown Framingham, the health center announced Tuesday.

Does home care pay enough?

Emily Micucci |

Home health and personal care workers are hot commodities as demand for their services grows with an aging population. In fact, there aren't enough of them to keep pace with the need for...

Briefing: Health care quality

The state's Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) recently released its inaugural report on the performance of the Massachusetts health care system between 2011 and 2013, with a focus on...

State workers may pay more for health insurance


State employees in Massachusetts could see increases in their health insurance co-payments and deductibles under one option being considered by a state commission grappling with a growing deficit in...

Doctors Express, physicians group reach deal on urgent care

Emily Micucci |

Doctors Express, an urgent-care franchise with locations in Central Massachusetts, will offer health care to patients of physicians who belong to the Central Massachusetts Independent Physicians...

AbbVie sees stronger-than-expected year

Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie, which has operations in Worcester, has boosted its earnings estimates for 2015 by 30 percent amid rising sales for its arthritis drug Humira and the launch of its...

Reliant Medical CEO stepping down

Sam Bonacci |

The chief executive of Reliant Medical Group will step down at the end of February to pursue other opportunities, the Worcester-based organization announced Friday.

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