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Practicing in school

As a family nurse practitioner and an assistant medical director at Kennedy Community Health Center, Abigail Mathews straddles both the agency's administrative and patient-facing operations.

Central Mass. agencies partnering in new, familiar ways under MassHealth

Grant Welker |

Reliant Medical Group, Fallon Health and a Worcester-based care partnership are central to the state's new MassHealth care system.

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.

Fighting disease with compassion

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.

Worcester home health agency buys Westborough firm

Prestige Adult Foster Care, a Worcester home health care agency for seniors and adults, has acquired the Westborough home health agency Around the Clock.

Movers & Shakers

Check out the Central Massachusetts businessmen and women to recently land new jobs.

Deflating obesity: Allurion hopes its new balloon can help patients with weight loss

Grant Welker |

The Elipse Balloon, Allurion's product under development for nearly a decade, is swallowed in a capsule during a doctor's visit that could last only 15 or 20 minutes.

Opioid shortage: While addiction issues loom, hospitals run short on necessary painkillers

Grant Welker |

Hospitals are facing another opioid challenge: They have barely enough injectable opioid painkillers to give patients prescribed the drugs.

Mass. opioid overdoses taking more than five people per day

State House News Service |

More than five people per day died from confirmed or estimated opioid-related overdoses over the first nine months of this year, according to state public health officials.

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