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  • April 15, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    According to a U.S. government-appointed panel whose recommendations are likely to be taken to heart when U.S. dietary guidelines are revised later this year, Americans consume from 22 to 39 teaspoons of sugar daily, much of it in the form of juices and sugar-laden drinks. Instead the panel wants Americans to cut back to 12 teaspoons of sugar daily. And it wants new labeling on products that would separate out added sugars from naturally occurring sugars, enabling grocery shoppers to be savvier about what they put in their grocery carts.

  • April 15, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    The opioid epidemic that is killing hundreds of intravenous drug users who overdosed this year in the state has resulted in a Hepatitis C epidemic, according to state health officials. Most of those drug users, they note, are people younger than 30 who probably used contaminated syringes.

  • April 14, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Considered one of the most stressful days of the year by a majority of Americans, tax stress can be dangerous to your health — and not only because of physiological responses to it. You are more likely to die in a car accident on tax day because of high driver stress levels, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

  • April 14, 2015 - Go Local Worcester

    Cheryl Lapriore has been elected to the college's Board of Trustees. She is UMass Memorial Health Care's senior vice president, chief of staff, and chief marketing officer.  She is also the president of UMass Memorial Health Ventures.  Before joining the UMass Memorial  team, Lapriore held executive positions with The Hanover Insurance Group and its Foundation, as well as with Allmerica Financial Life Insurance and Annuity Company. In her spare time she aids numerous community organizations such as the Women's Initiative of the United Way of Central MA and the Central MA Housing Alliance.  

  • April 13, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Adding to the appeal of reducing spending and becoming "greener" is the fact that Massachusetts is a leader in offering state incentives to adopt CHP and solar energy systems through the Department of Energy Resources, Ravanesi said. The agency's program, Mass Save, provides financial incentives to residential and commercial users that upgrade to energy-efficient power systems.

    These incentives have led UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester to zero in on a deal with an investor to build a solar field somewhere in Central Massachusetts that would deliver solar power to its Worcester campuses through the grid.

  • April 8, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care will open several urgent care centers in Central Massachusetts this year, which will help ease pressure on the health care system's emergency rooms. The Worcester-based system, the region's largest health care provider, announced its plans after a Quincy-based urgent care business, CareWell Urgent Care, announced plans to expand into Worcester in the coming months.

  • April 1, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Joint replacement surgeries are among the most common medical procedures performed in the U.S., but historically, data that can track their effectiveness hasn't been widely available. But a new database now open to all joint-replacement surgery providers is changing that.