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  • 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.

  • March 31, 2015 - Huffington Post

    Gregg Jacobs is an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the UMass Memorial Medical Center and the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia. In answer to questions from Arianna Huffington, he shared his insights on how human sleep patterns have changed over time, healthier and more effective alternatives to sleeping pills, and how to reverse our worst sleep habits and behaviors.

  • March 27, 2015 - Community Advocate

    John Zawacki, MD, knows there is just not a lot of time for compassion in hospitals. That doesn't stop him though from listening to his patients. This is part of  the reason he won the 2012 Schwartz Center’s Compassionate Caregiver Award. He’s a gastroenterologist who’s been practicing medicine for over 30 years, though he’s been seeing patients even longer. 

  • March 23, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Dr. Richard A. Sacra, faculty physician at Family Health Center of Worcester and a Holden resident, has been named the Family Physician of the Year for 2015 by the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians.

  • March 18, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    A minimally-invasive procedure, known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), was introduced at the hospital's University Campus about a year ago. The procedure allows doctors to suture a replacement valve in patients like Brian Burke, who suffer from sever aortic stenosis (which causes dangerous narrowing of the aortic valve) and are deemed to be at high risk for open-heart surgery, or cannot be operated on because of other health conditions.

  • March 4, 2015 - Telegram & Gazette

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    Ashtma's a challenge for any child, but if you are a child with asthma whose family has limted resources, you are more likely to end up wheezing and struggling for breath in the emergency room. 


  • March 2, 2015 - Worcester Business Journal

    Though still evolving, EHRs offer a long list of positives. Government and industry are pushing toward a "universal" system, meaning a patient could walk into just about any health care facility in the country with their health history virtually following them