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TechSandBox incubator closing in July

Laura Finaldi |

TechSandBox is closing its doors at the end of July due to a lack of sustainable funding, the Hopkinton incubator announced Tuesday afternoon.

MHA launches opioid-reduction initiative with pharma partner

Emily Micucci |

The industry group is partnering with a British pharmaceutical company to reduce the use of opioids in hospitals.

Dentists petition AG Healey to review Delta Dental practices

Emily Micucci |

A group of dentists said Delta Dental's new for-profit plan is discriminatory and confusing.

Column: Making the connection between dental, overall health

Dr. Claire Levesque |

Dr. Claire Levesque of Tufts Health Plan talks about linking dental and medical care for better overall health.

Volunteers bring comfort, optimization to local hospitals

Emily Micucci |

Local hospitals are served by thousands of volunteers, who have a real impact on patients, and the bottom line.

As the feds change nutrition standards, local schools up their game

By Livia Gershon, contributing writer |

Rules may be relaxing, but better nutrition in schools may be here to stay.

Skin cancer rates are growing, but so are treatment options

By Livia Gershon, contributing writer |

Doctors are finding cancers earlier and developing more effective ways to treat them.

Nonprofits speak out against property tax legislation

State House News Service |

Hospitals, human service providers, churches, YMCAs and land conservation groups turned out Tuesday to try to sink pieces of legislation that call for some non-profits to pay more in property taxes...

Boys & Girls Club received $65K in lighting upgrades

The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester used a $65,000 grant from the city of Worcester to upgrade its lighting system, a project that the nonprofit estimates will save it $28,000 a year in energy costs.

Foundation grants to serve mental health needs

Emily Micucci |

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its 2017 Fairlawn Fund, focusing on projects that address mental health needs in the region.

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