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  • August 14, 2019 - Boston Globe

    Six-year-old Cameron Williams bounded down the steep steps of the outdoor bleachers at Boston’s English High School on a sweltering evening. He paused, wide-eyed, to watch an adult kickboxing class on his way to a youth track and field program.

    “Be careful, it’s hot,” called his attentive grandmother, Gail Williams, 68, of Roxbury. “Don’t go over there, Cam. . . . Hey, young man, your program’s about to start.”

  • August 2, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester landed sixth in Massachusetts in the new U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best hospitals.

    UMass Memorial was the only hospital in Central Massachusetts to reach what the report said were high enough standards for a numbered ranking in the annual review released this week. Nine hospitals in the state made the designation, topped by Massachusetts General Hospital, which landed second nationally.

  • August 1, 2019 - Lowell Sun

    Speed and accuracy can make all the difference for physicians facing a life-threatening situation, especially when it entails the well-being of a newborn.

    There's no time for a wrong or delayed decision when an infant's life hangs in the balance.

  • August 1, 2019 - Lowell Sun

    Speed and accuracy can make all the difference for physicians facing a life-threatening situation, especially when it entails the well-being of a newborn.

    There's no time for a wrong or delayed decision when an infant's life hangs in the balance.

  • July 30, 2019 - Sentinel and Enterprise

    Babies born in distress at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital's Leominster campus will soon have enhanced access to high-level neonatological intensive care, as the hospital prepares to launch Central Massachusetts' first-ever tele-NICU program.

    As it stands, UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester is the only hospital in Central Mass. with a level-3 NICU, which provides care to the youngest and sickest newborns, according to Dr. Javed Mannan, a UMass neonatologist.

     

  • July 27, 2019 - Boston Globe

    Red Sox icon David Ortiz has been released from Massachusetts General Hospital, almost seven weeks after he suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound in his back that required three surgeries, the team said Saturday.

    The Red Sox issued a brief statement, but declined to describe his condition.

  • July 22, 2019 - Telegram & Gazette

    A 30-year-old woman who is battling an aggressive form of breast cancer posed nude for a studio full of artists on Monday, the night before she was to enter the hospital for a double mastectomy.

    “You always think you’re going to get more time, but to be quite frank, life doesn’t give a (expletive) about time,” said Courtney Elizabeth Young of Worcester, who modeled for the “Smash Cancer!” figure drawing class at the Worcester PopUp at 20 Franklin St.

  • July 14, 2019 - Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER - Amanda Dabrowski, the 31-year-old Webster native who was fatally stabbed at O’Connor’s Restaurant & Bar July 3, allegedly by a man she had dated briefly, had done everything right.

    She had gone in April to police in Ayer, where she was living, after a violent home invasion and attack, allegedly by Carlos Asencio, 28, a New Hampshire resident who is the same man charged with her murder. The attack at her home occurred roughly a week after Mr. Asencio had tried to get back together with Ms. Dabrowski but she had turned him down.

  • July 11, 2019 - Boston Globe

    David Ortiz underwent a third surgery this week at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he continues to recover more than a month after a shooting ambush in the Dominican Republic, the retired Red Sox slugger’s wife said Thursday.

  • July 10, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care has received a gold achievement award from the American Heart Association for guidelines for caring patients with heart conditions.

    The honor, which the Worcester healthcare organization announced Wednesday, is for implementing guidelines outlined by the American Heart Association for caring for patients with atrial fibrillation, a heart condition known as AFib. It is the highest honor for such care given by the association, according to UMass.

  • July 10, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    UMass Memorial Health Care has received a gold achievement award from the American Heart Association for guidelines for caring patients with heart conditions.

    The honor, which the Worcester healthcare organization announced Wednesday, is for implementing guidelines outlined by the American Heart Association for caring for patients with atrial fibrillation, a heart condition known as AFib. It is the highest honor for such care given by the association, according to UMass.

  • July 5, 2019 - CBS Boston

    Lauren Lam is sending her support to Tedy Bruschi – the former New England Patriot was her inspiration following her own stroke three years ago at the age of 25.

    “I heard his words, and it was exactly how I was feeling at the time,” said Lamm, who joined Tedy’s Team and ran this year’s Boston Marathon alongside him to raise awareness about strokes.

  • July 1, 2019 - America's Essential Hospitals

    WASHINGTON — New member leaders for America’s Essential Hospitals and its research and education arm, Essential Hospitals Institute, today officially began their roles overseeing the organizations’ work.

    “Our board members provide invaluable insights that help bring our advocacy and research work to life,” said Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, president and CEO of America’s Essential Hospitals. “We look forward to another year of working together to advance equitable, high-quality care for all.”

  • June 21, 2019 - ABCNews

    U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours.

    The medication OK'd Friday by the Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase sexual desire in a women, a market drugmakers have been trying to cultivate since the blockbuster success of Viagra for men in the late 1990s. The other drug is a daily pill.

     
  • June 21, 2019 - Mass Live

    Raul Zecheru had just pulled up to a nursing home in Marlborough and hopped out of the driver’s seat of his Community EMS ambulance when he felt a little dizzy.

    The 49-year-old EMT steadied himself on the hood of the rig but didn’t think too much of it. 

    That’s when a colleague noticed the right side of Zecheru’s face was drooping. He asked if Zecheru was OK.

  • June 20, 2019 - Worcester Business Journal

    I can’t help but notice the tremendous momentum emboldening the City of Worcester to dare to dream big in its renaissance and reimagining her future. From her leaders, to her residents, to her business sectors, a renewed and infectious sense of civic pride goes beyond asking, “Why not here?” to the more affirmative, “This is the place.” Yes, Worcester is booming, but with growth comes challenges.

  • June 19, 2019 - mHealth Intelligence

    A Massachusetts-based health system known for its telemedicine work in ICU and stroke care is preparing to launch a telehealth program for its tiniest patients.

    Officials at UMass Memorial Health Care say a tele-NICU program being rolled out this summer will be one of only a few in the country. The connected care platform is aimed at helping outlying providers in the Worcester-based six-hospital network treat newborns by providing virtual access to neo-natal intensive care specialists.

  • June 11, 2019 - Boston Globe

    Patients who have undergone major abdominal surgery like Red Sox great David Ortiz must be closely monitored for signs of infection, according to two local physicians who deal frequently with gunshot wounds.

    “Those are things that can usually be picked up on and treated,” said Dr. Reza Askari, assistant trauma director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

  • June 10, 2019 - Telegram & Gazette

    In response to a letter: “Thank you for your service, soldiers” that appeared on Monday, May 27...

    I was surprised to see a reference to UMass Memorial Medical Center in the Telegram & Gazette recently calling into question a hospital policy that allows free parking for some veterans on our Medical Center campuses. The writer pointed out that he and possibly other veterans were unaware of the policy because of a lack of visible signage. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to our Central Massachusetts veterans.

  • June 2, 2019 - Telegram & Gazette

    Surgeons replace about 1 million hips and knees in U.S. patients annually, a booming practice that alleviates pain but also costs patients and insurers billions of dollars.

    With joint replacements expected to grow, insurers are seeking ways to control the expense of total joint replacement. Enter Dr. David C. Ayers, chairman of orthopedics at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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