No matter how large or small the case, clients carry stress until it's over, and that stress is sometimes absorbed by their attorneys, Worcester lawyer Nicole Colby Longton said.

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.

 

Opioid crisis also brings worry of spread of HIV, hepatitis C

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.

Health News

The Boardroom Gap: Central Mass. businesses slightly improve inclusion of women in leadership

Grant Welker |

Women continue to be vastly outnumbered by men at Central Mass. public companies, though improvement has been found in some areas.

Fallon Health joins national health alliance

Worcester health insurer Fallon Health has joined a national alliance of health plans and provider groups as just the second member from Massachusetts.

Economic risks on horizon, Boston Fed economist says

Grant Welker |

A senior policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said Thursday economic risks sit on the horizon.

Cigna to cover ReWalk exoskeleton system

Marlborough medical device firm ReWalk Robotics said a major health insurer will take requests for coverage of exoskeleton medical devices for people with spinal cord injuries on a case-by-case basis.

Worcester Sox will be voice for oral health care, official says

State House News Service |

Dr. Charles Steinberg wore three Red Sox World Series rings -- he hasn't received his fourth yet -- on his left hand in a State House hearing room Wednesday, the bejeweled red "B's" glimmering as he pointed to his mandible.

Boston Scientific profited $1.67B in 2018

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medical device company Boston Scientific had more than $9.8 billion in sales in 2018, good for an 8.6-percent increase from 2017.

 
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