Column: State insurance plan gives choices to small businesses, workers

Audrey Gasteier |

Massachusetts has made health care more accessible and affordable, but still needs to make it easier and less costly for the smallest businesses to offer coverage to employees.

 

Column: Quality is top priority, but affordability is right behind

Tarek Elsawy |

Focusing on the cost of something as critical as health care may feel unseemly, but cost matters, especially in this age of high-deductible health plans and strained state budgets.

 

A holistic approach to treating addiction

AdCare Hospital clinical supervisor Stephanie Pratico stresses the holistic and mindfulness aspects of overcoming addiction.

 

Versatile launches healthcare IT arm as health goes digital

Grant Welker |

Versatile, a Marlborough IT company, has launched a health care arm as information technology belatedly a major presence in the health field.

 

Devens operators sued for allegedly polluting Nashua River

Zachary Comeau |

The Conservation Law Foundation is suing the Devens Enterprise Commission and MassDevelopment for what it calls pollution of the Nashua River and runoff water coming from the former Fort Devens Army...

 
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Central Mass Health

For the underserved, primary care landscape is changing

Livia Gershon |

An increasing amount of primary care is being provided by agencies set up specifically with low-income and marginalized people in mind: federally qualified community health centers.

UMass Memorial Health Care marks 20 years

Grant Welker |

UMass Medical Center and Memorial Hospital merged two decades ago, wanting to keep local control and changing health care in the region.

SJC: Nurse staffing ballot question can go to ballot

State House News Service |

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday that the initiative petition seeking to impose limits on the number of patients a nurse can be assigned to care for at a time can go to voters on the November...

Harvard Pilgrim CEO resigns suddenly

State House News Service |

Eric Schultz, CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, resigned suddenly on Tuesday, apologizing for unspecified "mistakes."

ReWalk system listed as official medical aid in Germany

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medical robotic device firm ReWalk Robotics is now validated as a medical aid company in Germany.

MetroWest495 Biz

Small steps add up in workplace fitness efforts

Susan Shalhoub |

Central Massachusetts companies are making it easier to get exercise during the work day, whether it's a quick walk or even a game of cornhole.

Milford's Sira Naturals in line for first recreational pot license

State House News Service |

State marijuana regulators are poised Thursday to grant the state's first legal marijuana business license to a cultivation facility at Sira Naturals in Milford.

O'Sullivan: Worcester is on the biotech map

According to Kevin O'Sullivan, the head of MBI, Worcester has arrived as a biotech destination with the recent announcement of a Chinese biotech's planned $60 million facility.

T.J. Maxx partners with Will & Grace actress

Zachary Comeau |

T.J. Maxx -- the retail store owned by Framingham-based TJX Cos. -- is again enlisting the help of powerful females to push The Maxx You Project, which seeks to encourage women to embrace their...

MathWorks opening second Natick campus

Grant Welker |

Natick software company MathWorks is opening a second campus in town this week on a former Boston Scientific site off Route 9.

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