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Contraception spending in Mass. fell sharply under Obamacare

State House News Service |

Spending by Massachusetts women on prescription contraceptives dropped sharply under the federal health care law known as the Affordable Care Act, according to data scheduled to be released Monday by...

Nurses push safety after Harrington stabbing

Laura Finaldi |

A nurse was stabbed by a patient while working at at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge earlier this month, the latest in a string of attacks of healthcare workers while on the job.

Spectrum inpatient center signs Beacon Health insurance contract

The New England Recovery Center, an inpatient treatment center and subsidiary of Worcester-based Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., has signed a new insurance contract with Beacon Health Options.

MHA launches opioid-reduction initiative with pharma partner

Emily Micucci |

The industry group is partnering with a British pharmaceutical company to reduce the use of opioids in hospitals.

Dentists petition AG Healey to review Delta Dental practices

Emily Micucci |

A group of dentists said Delta Dental's new for-profit plan is discriminatory and confusing.

$315M healthcare overhaul proposed by Baker

State House News Service |

Employers would be counted on to pay $200 million more a year over the next two years to help pay for rising expenses in the state's $16.6 billion Medicaid program.

Profile: Q&A with Dr. Trung Le, plastic surgeon

Le talked about the cosmetic and reconstructive work he does, and why plastic surgery has lost its stigma in a recent interview.

Column: Making the connection between dental, overall health

By Dr. Claire Levesque |

Dr. Claire Levesque of Tufts Health Plan talks about linking dental and medical care for better overall health.

Column: Choosing and using sunscreen

By Shawn Eck |

Shawn Eck, an advanced practitioner in Reliant Medical Group's Dermatology Department, explains proper sunscreen use and other sun safety habits.

Volunteers bring comfort, optimization to local hospitals

Emily Micucci |

Local hospitals are served by thousands of volunteers, who have a real impact on patients, and the bottom line.

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