Substance use a growing concern among older adults

Livia Gershon |

Central Massachusetts providers say there appears to be a growing problem of substance misuse among older adults.

 

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.

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.

Health News

Narrow support among nurses for Question 1 in new poll

State House News Service |

A WBUR poll of 500 registered nurses found 48 percent support Question 1, 45 percent oppose it, while 8 percent don't know, are undecided or refused to answer the question.

Businesses should set their own staffing levels

On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be tasked with deciding three ballot questions, but the one with the most reverberating impact on the Central Massachusetts economy is – by far – Question 1.

Movers & Shakers

Thirteen professionals were on the move in Central Massachusetts last week.

A year after launching Epic, UMass Memorial will update its electronic records

Grant Welker |

More than a year after its Oct. 1, 2017 rollout of an electronic records system, UMass officials says they have seen the benefit of such a wide-scale investment at its hospitals and in physicians' offices.

Labor vs. Administration: Ballot pits nurses against hospitals

Grant Welker |

Labor-versus-management fights usually take place in a meeting room, or maybe on the picket lines. This one will take place at the polls.

AIM leader to retire after nearly two decades

Richard Lord, the president and CEO of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts for nearly two decades, announced Friday he will retire next year.

 
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