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Professionals working to fight health effects of loneliness among seniors

Livia Gershon |

Loneliness is a particular problem among older adults, carrying major potential health concerns comparable to obesity or smoking cigarettes. Professionals are working to fix that.

Mental health worries override stigma as first responders address growing need

Grant Welker |

Police officers, firefighters and paramedics are overcoming old stigmas in making sure mental health worries from their demanding jobs are addressed.

Cannabis is now legal to buy, but we still don't know what to expect

Grant Welker |

The first shops are now open, but the medical community is as unsettled as ever on marijuana's benefits and harms, and few know what to expect for health effects in Massachusetts.

Former Marine, state rep. named exec director of Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center

The Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center in Gardner has named Charles Murphy as its new executive director.

UMass Medical, labor union reach agreement for 2,600 workers

Zachary Comeau |

UMass Memorial Health Care has reached an agreement with a labor union to cover 2,600 workers at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

Medicaid fraud division recovered $45M in fiscal 2018

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey's Medicaid Fraud Division recovered more than $45 million for the MassHealth program in fiscal year 2018.

Boston Scientific artery device caught up in FDA review

The FDA is conducting a review of balloons and stents using a common chemotherapy drug after a trial found the devices, including one made by Boston Scientific, could be harmful.

FHCW names successor CEO to Frances Anthes

Family Health Center of Worcester has named a 20-year health center executive as the successor to longtime CEO Frances Anthes.

Movers & Shakers

Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

Assumption, the science university

Grant Welker |

Assumption College in Worcester is branching out to capitalize on more in-demand majors.

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