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  • August 22, 2018 - Telegram & Gazette

    Brian and Ashley Gagnon, married after being sweethearts since their days as students at Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge, were excited when their plans to start a family fell into place.

    He graduated from Tantasqua in 2013 and she the following year. Three years ago they got married and continued working their jobs: Brian as an electrician in Boston, and Ashley working for Fallon Health Insurance in Worcester. They saved and bought a home in Holland in June 2017.

  • August 13, 2018 - Medical Construction and Design

    The multi-phase MC2020 modernization project at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worchester, Massachusetts, has completed upgrades to major public spaces at the Memorial campus, including the new atrium in the Pathway, the main pedestrian artery that connects all major departments and spaces on the two public levels of the medical center.

  • August 9, 2018 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Medical Center is offering what it says is the first child eye surgery unit in Worcester in a new collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital.

    A pediatric opthalmologist at Children's, Suzanne Johnston, will perform eye surgeries at UMass Memorial Eye Center at its Hahnemann campus two days per month. The service, which began last month, is the first of its kind in Worcester, according to UMass Memorial. Children otherwise would have to travel to Boston for eye surgery, the hospital said.

  • August 6, 2018 - Worcester Business Journal

    With cannabis legal to use in Massachusetts since December 2016, a worker could go home and toke up, akin to stopping by a pub for a beer.

  • August 3, 2018 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Amy and Joseph Loud were eagerly anticipating the birth of their second son, still four weeks away, on June 14, 2017. Unlike the previous precarious pregnancy with their then 6-year-old son, Luke, this pregnancy was “textbook perfect the whole time,” Mr. Loud, 36, said.

  • August 2, 2018 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER - On Monday, Charlie Audet celebrates her 5th birthday. On the day she was born, she was in the UMass Memorial Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit, hooked up to machines and tubes so she could breathe.

  • July 20, 2018 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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  • July 20, 2018 - Women's Health

  • July 20, 2018 - Worcester Magazine

    Bringing cheer: New England Patriots players visit patients at Worcester hospital - Worcester Mag

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  • July 19, 2018 - Next Avenue

    While all medical students must witness a birth, being present for someone who’s dying is not a requirement. Dying has traditionally received little attention in medical school curricula. Interviewed by The Boston Herald earlier this year, Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon, founder of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care and author of Being Mortal (also a Next Avenue Influencer in Aging) said his end-of-life training amounted to one hour of discussion during his first two years in medical school.

  • July 18, 2018 - Worcester Business Journal

    A former Worcester state representative and chief of staff to then-Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray has been named the vice president of government and community relations for UMass Memorial Health Care.

    James Leary will begin his tenure Aug. 27, replacing Christopher Philbin, who left the position in June, UMass announced Wednesday.

  • July 12, 2018 - Grafton News

    As soon as she hit the ground, Emily Masera knew something was wrong.

    She was playing freshman basketball, jumped for a rebound and as she landed, she twisted in a noncontact injury. When she fell, with an opponent on top of her, it forced her knee back even farther.

    “I felt and heard a pop before I even hit the ground,” said Emily. “I then remember getting wicked lightheaded.”

  • July 9, 2018 - Worcester Business Journal

    In compiling our annual list of the most powerful people in the Central Massachusetts business community, there are countless CEOs, executive directors, presidents and founders to choose, from organizations with billions in revenue and offices across the globe.

  • July 9, 2018 - Radiology Business

    Radiologists struggling to hone their communication skills might be helped by simulated learning and hands-on practice, according to a report published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology this month.

  • July 2, 2018 - WGBH

    Should there be a legal cap on the number of patients assigned to one nurse? That’s the crux of a Massachusetts ballot initiative that voters will decide in November.

    The issue has been debated for many years, but this year, the issue threatens to divide the medical community. Some say if this ballot initiative passes it could fundamentally change the state's health care system.

    Here’s a look at the issue, the data and the potential impact:

  • June 29, 2018 - Boston Herald

    Boston is about to get hit with a blazing heat wave, and local docs are warning residents to pay attention to signs of heat-related illness to avoid a trip to the emergency department.

    “People I see with heat exhaustion say it just snuck up on them,” said Dr. Ali Raja, vice chairman of Massachusetts General Hospital’s emergency department. “But there’s usually a half-hour time period when they had muscle cramps, spasms and were sweating, when they could have gotten into cooler temperatures.”

  • June 29, 2018 - Telegram & Gazette

    Separating children from their parents who accompanied them across the United States’ southwestern border is setting them up for potential lifelong health, developmental and behavioral problems, according to a UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center pediatrician who studies traumatic stress in children.

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