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  • October 19, 2015 - WRKO Radio

    Dr. Heather Forkey, chief of the UMass Memorial’s Children's Medical Center's child protection program, discusses the concern surrounding the children affected by the opioid crisis. 

  • October 4, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Super lice? The story came out of a presentation at the American Chemical Society meeting in Boston in August, spreading the specter of mutant insects relentlessly crawling forward in their quest to infest the scalps of schoolchildren across North America.

    Researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Southern Illinois University reported that nearly all the head lice sampled from 32 locations in the United States and Canada had genetic mutations linked with resistance to pyrethrins and permethrin, common insecticide compounds used in over-the-counter lice treatments such as Rid and Nix.

  • September 30, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Things were difficult for Christine Croteau. Then they got worse, much worse.

    Throughout her teens, the Millbury native suffered from anxiety and severe depression. She persevered, graduating from St. Mary’s High School in Worcester, then earning degrees at the College of the Holy Cross and Assumption College.

  • September 23, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    The chairman of a key legislative committee toured UMass Memorial Medical Center's emergency department Tuesday, saying the hospital's efforts to control costs by focusing on certain patients could be a model for other Massachusetts medical centers.

    "Intensive and aggressive case management that's happening with respect to dealing with so many within the Worcester region has been highly effective, and as a take-away from today, we certainly want to look at (it) potentially as a model for other hospitals to embrace," said state Rep. Brian S. Dempsey, D-Haverhill, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

  • September 23, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    An article bylined by William Corbett, MD, focusing on UMass Memorial’s introduction of Virtual Visits is in the Health Innovation and Technology column which is bylined each month by medical professionals in the WBJ service area. Dr. Corbett discusses the e-Visit tool and how it will benefit patients.

  • September 21, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD, was recently interviewed by Emily Micucci of the Worcester Business Journal. The topic was on the Epic EMR system.

  • September 20, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Bart Metzger exudes precision. The office he occupies as chief human resources officer for UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. is tidy, his desk surface nearly clear of papers. When he answers questions, he speaks deliberately. When he’s done, he stops speaking.

    It’s a practice that could serve him well as the face of UMass Memorial in its sometimes-contentious relations with unionized employees.