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Column: When facing addiction, how communities can build resilience

Dr. Romas Buivydas |

The misuse of prescription opioids and heroin use is one of the most significant health threats today, but there are steps any community can take.

UMass fined $230,000 for data breaches

UMass Memorial Medical Group and flagship hospital UMass Memorial Medical Center will pay the state $230,000 after complaints of two data breaches.

Mass. health insurers ask HPC for Question 1 analysis

Health insurers on Wednesday asked a state agency to produce in the next month an independent analysis of the costs associated with Question 1.

With dieting, more are aware of importance, fewer take action

Susan Shalhoub |

Fewer adults today say they're dieting. But dietitians serve to answer questions from those who can be confused by conflicting or shifting trends.

Health care price tool could be 'game changer'

A new state website designed for patients to compare health care provider prices launched earlier this year.

Assisted living group opposes Question 1

State House News Service |

The trade group representing assisted living facilities came out Thursday against the nurse-to-patient staffing requirements of Question 1.

Teaching the sighted to be blind

Brad Kane |

Liz Myska, an elder law attorney, has been blind for 10 years. In that time, she developed a side business to help the disabled navigate the world of available services.

Hanover sells specialty business Chaucer for $950M

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester-based Hanover Insurance Group has agreed to sell its specialty insurance business Chaucer to a Chinese company for $950 million.

State health care spending rose 1.6% last year

State House News Service |

Health care spending in Massachusetts rose 1.6 percent to $61.1 billion in 2017, increasing at the slowest rate tracked since the passage of a 2012 health care cost control law.

Doctors warn of dangers of screen time for kids

Grant Welker |

Doctors say too much time looking at screens can harm brain development, contribute to a inactive lifestyle, and lead to delayed or poor reading skills for children.

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