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

Fallon revenues rise 23% to $411M

Grant Welker |

Fallon Health saw $5.6 million in net income on $411 million in revenue in the third quarter, the Worcester insurer reported Thursday.

Report: Opioid epidemic keeps jobs unfilled

According to a new report, the opioid epidemic is costing Massachusetts businesses more than $2.5 billion annually.

Building an Alternative Bridge

In July, The Bridge of Central Massachusetts in Worcester joined forces with Alternatives Unlimited of Whitinsville, merging all aspects of their operations while keeping the corporations separate.

10 Things I Know About ... High-impact personal finance moves

Ryan Kittredge |

Take an inventory of your assets (and liabilities) to create a clear picture of your net worth and consider using aggregation software to track it over time.

Voters deny nurse staffing ratios ballot initiative

Grant Welker |

Hospital administrators won in their fight against a ballot question that would have set mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

ReWalk places 500th spinal cord system amid $4.5M loss

Zachary Comeau |

The 500th medical device for patients with spinal cord injuries has been placed by Marlborough manufacturer ReWalk Robotics.

 
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