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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.

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...

Pawtucket mayor says Red Sox will leave for Worcester if no RI deal is made

Zachary Comeau |

The Rhode Island General Assembly will end its session at the end of this month, but an $83-million proposal to build a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox still has not been approved as the team...

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.

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.

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.

Acacia Communications stock down after Senate upholds ZTE ban

Zachary Comeau |

Shares of Maynard-based Acacia Communications were down nearly 5 percent early Tuesday in the wake of the U.S. Senate's vote to reinstate sanctions on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE.

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