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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.

$315M healthcare overhaul proposed by Baker

State House News Service |

Employers would be counted on to pay $200 million more a year over the next two years to help pay for rising expenses in the state's $16.6 billion Medicaid program.

Profile: Q&A with Dr. Trung Le, plastic surgeon

Le talked about the cosmetic and reconstructive work he does, and why plastic surgery has lost its stigma in a recent interview.

Column: Making the connection between dental, overall health

By Dr. Claire Levesque |

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

Column: Choosing and using sunscreen

By Shawn Eck |

Shawn Eck, an advanced practitioner in Reliant Medical Group's Dermatology Department, explains proper sunscreen use and other sun safety habits.

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.

Baker proposes $500M life sciences extension

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker's proposed $500 million extension of the life sciences initiative put in place by his predecessor in 2008 will put a greater emphasis on workforce building to support industries...

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.

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