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Heywood Medical Group names executive director

Emily Micucci |

Gardner-based Heywood Healthcare announced that Andrew J. Patterson has been named executive director of the system’s physician group.

$1M Community Health Connections project underway in Fitchburg

Emily Micucci |

Construction of Community Health Connections' new ACTION Health Center in Fitchburg is set to begin this week.

TechSandBox incubator closing in July

Laura Finaldi |

TechSandBox is closing its doors at the end of July due to a lack of sustainable funding, the Hopkinton incubator announced Tuesday afternoon.

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.

Column: Making the connection between dental, overall health

Dr. Claire Levesque |

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

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.

Skin cancer rates, and treatment options, grow

By Livia Gershon, contributing writer |

Doctors are finding cancers earlier and developing more effective ways to treat them.

Nonprofits speak out against property tax legislation

State House News Service |

Hospitals, human service providers, churches, YMCAs and land conservation groups turned out Tuesday to try to sink pieces of legislation that call for some non-profits to pay more in property taxes...

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