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December 8, 2019

Two New In Vitro Centers in Worcester Deliver Hope for Would-Be Parents

In the T&G, Dr. Julia V. Johnson stands inside the construction site that will be an in vitro fertilization center at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

Marisa and Justin Moran were ready to start their family, after their close friendship that began at Clinton Elementary School finally led to marriage three years ago.But it wasn't as easy as they thought it would be.

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November 26, 2019

Holiday season among busiest time for Life Flight​

Life Flight can cover over a million miles. From the helipad at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Life Flight can be in Cape Cod or the Islands in 30 minutes. With a pilot, an EMT and a nurse, Life Flight provides essential air transport for Central Massachusets. This segment also highlights the team work that made it possibe to provide critical high-flow oxygen while in the air.

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November 25, 2019

UMass Memorial ramping up interpretation services for non-English-speaking patients​

As the population in and around Worcester has diversified in recent years, with more newcomers not so fluent in English, the medical community has taken what was once almost an afterthought – interpreter assistance – and made it an essential service. At UMass Memorial Medical Center’s three Worcester campuses, the number of patients who don’t speak English fluently has rose 22% in the past five years.

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November 8, 2019

‘It’s honestly hell.’ Hospitals see rare vomiting syndrome in heavy marijuana consumers

In the Boston Globe, Dr. Jay Fong, a pediatric gastroenterologist said doctors now see about one new teenager a week who they believe has the illness, up from very few cases five years ago. “It’s been alarming, in the past few years, how much more frequently we’re seeing this,” Fong said. “This is something the community and doctors need to be aware of.”

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November 8, 2019

A few simple questions could help doctors stem the suicide epidemic

In The Washington Post, Edwin Boudreaux, professor of emergency medicine and psychiatry, UMass Medical School, is a suicide prevention researcher pushing to make such suicide screening mandatory in ERs nationwide.  Boudreaux has produced compelling research showing an alarming number of emergency room patients coming in for unrelated problems have nascent, undetected suicidal thoughts — a large population who might be saved if doctors and nurses would simply ask if they’re having suicidal thoughts.

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November 8, 2019
UMass Task Force Outlines Approach to Combat Vaping Illness
Vaping-associated lung injury has zoomed onto the scene in the last year as a public health crisis, with three deaths related to the syndrome reported statewide, including one in Worcester County. UMass Memorial physicians said Thursday after the first meeting of its Vaping Task Force that it called for a full multidisciplinary approach to stop it before it gets worse.
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November 5, 2019
A Pain Like No Other
Having given birth to her oldest daughter by natural childbirth, Karen Anderson thought she knew something about pain, but a shingles attack on the right side of her face and scalp was far, far worse than anything she had ever experienced. 

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September 11, 2019
In His Second Year at the Helm, Gustafson Wants to Learn More About Worcester
Getting into his second year as the president of UMass Memorial Medical Center, Michael Gustafson wants to learn more about Worcester. Gustafson was named president of the medical center last year after the retirement of Patrick Muldoon.

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August 30, 2019
UMass Memorial Doctors Pilot First New England use of Israeli Aneurysm Device
Doctors at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester are the first in New England to use a newly approved device that has been used in only 3,000 procedures to treat aneurysms. The device, Comaneci, was approved for U.S. use by the Food & Drug Administration in May.

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