No matter how large or small the case, clients carry stress until it's over, and that stress is sometimes absorbed by their attorneys, Worcester lawyer Nicole Colby Longton said.

Efforts underway to help lawyers with job's side effects

Zachary Comeau |

New efforts are being made in Massachusetts to help lawyers with addiction or struggling with depression after a 2016 study raised alarms.


Opioid crisis also brings worry of spread of HIV, hepatitis C

Livia Gershon |

Local health officials are working to prevent the spread of infections, particularly HIV and hepatitis C, through infected needles, another consequence of the opioid crisis.

Vaping policies evolving with rising use

Sarah Betancourt |

Teenagers are increasingly smoking electronic cigarettes, surpassing use of traditional cigarettes, leaving officials scrambling to respond.

Health News

Boston Scientific artery device caught up in FDA review

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration 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 actually 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.

Heywood Hospital settles labor allegation over nurse ballot question

Zachary Comeau |

Heywood Hospital in Gardner has settled a case after nurses who advocated for safe patient limits during the Question 1 ballot campaign in 2018 said they were threatened.

Cost of insulin products rises sharply

State House News Service |

Massachusetts residents with diabetes spent 50 percent more on insulin products in 2016 than they did in 2013, according to new data.

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