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Be diligent against marijuana use

CHRISTOPHER DIK |

The right to legally go one toke over the line will impact employers.

Movers & Shakers

Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

St. Vincent owner, Cigna reach coverage agreement

The parent company of Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham has reached an agreement with a Philadelphia-based insurer.

Central Mass. agencies partnering in new, familiar ways under MassHealth

Grant Welker |

Reliant Medical Group, Fallon Health and a Worcester-based care partnership are central to the state's new MassHealth care system.

New statewide tobacco standards go into effect Monday

State House News Service |

Nearly 14 years after Needham became the first town in the country to ban tobacco sales to people under 21, the higher purchase age will kick in across the state on Monday.

Health insurance appeal wins are up, report says

State House News Service |

Consumers appealing denied coverage are up "substantially" since 2014, and the percentage receiving a favorable outcome from those appeals has also jumped.

Mass. life expectancy rises, breaking trend

Grant Welker |

The average life expectancy in Massachusetts is up, hitting 80 years and eight months and countering a trend both in the state and nationally.

Seeing results: 2019 will show whether opioid, ACO and staffing initiatives are on the right path

Grant Welker |

State and private plans to curb healthcare costs and still provide better care are moving beyond their pilot stages.

UMass Winter Ball fundraises $2M

The major annual fundraiser by the UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Medical School brought in a record $2 million this year.

Swiss firm licenses gene therapies from UMass Medical School

Grant Welker |

A Swiss company developing gene therapies for neurological diseases has licensed programs researched at UMass Medical School in Worcester

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