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Framingham Heart Study lands $38M federal financing

The seven-decade-old Framingham Heart Study has been renewed for another six years with $38 million in new funding from the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.

ReWalk places first U.S. system covered by major insurer

ReWalk Robotics saw its stock skyrocket Tuesday as the company said it has sold its first personal exoskeleton device to a spinal cord injury patient via insurance firm Cigna Corp.

UMass hires McEvoy as first VP of corporate relations

Zachary Comeau |

Kate McEvoy, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's former regional vice president, has been named the first ever vice president of corporate relations at UMass Memorial Health Care.

Drug companies face scrutiny from lawmakers looking to lower cost

State House News Service |

Legislators have pressed pharmaceutical industry representatives to identify ways drug manufacturers can help bring more transparency to their pricing and lower costs for consumers.

UMass Memorial wins $200K for opioid telemedicine device

Grant Welker |

A plan to evaluate opioid overdose patients using technology known as telemedicine has received an annual prize and funding from the UMass Memorial Medical Group.

As Central Mass. becomes more racially diverse, the population's health needs shift

Grant Welker |

As the population in and around Worcester has diversified, health care has changed with it, for both genetic conditions and cultural differences.

New perspective: Brady takes over at Family Health Center

Grant Welker |

Lou Brady took as president and CEO of Family Health Center of Worcester on April, replacing Frances Anthes, who helmed public service agency for 22 years.

Harrington, Heywood to join $3B community hospital alliance

Harrington HealthCare in Southbridge and Heywood Healthcare in Gardner will join the Massachusetts Value Alliance.

Arthrosurface creates pre-sized knee joint replacements

Franklin joint replacement manufacturer Arthrosurface has begun selling its newest device, the Patellofemoral WaveKahuna Arthroplasty System.

Worcester girls addiction treatment center closes

Highland Grace House, a Worcester substance abuse treatment center for adolescent girls, has closed.

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