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January 12, 2020

Life Changing Procedure at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance for Emphysema Patients

Sandi, a Fitchburg resident in her 70s, has been short of breath for a number of years.

Since being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, Sandi struggled with routine tasks and was forced to keep family members at a distance, less she risk an infection.

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January 11, 2020

Local Schools, State Bill Focus on "Anti-Vaxxers"

As the city schools make a push to increase vaccination rates, a new measure before the Legislature could help eliminate a controversial exemption used by families to avoid getting their child inoculated.

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January 9, 2020

After Starting in Worcester, BabySteps College Savings Program Launches Statewide

Four years after the pilot program launched in the city, state treasurer Deborah Goldberg visited Worcester Thursday to promote the rollout of the now-statewide BabySteps college savings program.

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January 13, 2020

IU Health Names Senior VP

Indiana University Health has named Tim Tarnowski senior vice president and chief information officer. He most recently served as senior vice president chief transformation officer and CIO at UMass Memorial Healthcare.

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January 6, 2020

UMass Memorial's Dickson proves he is worth $2.3M

This is a trying time to be a healthcare executive. Insurers and government officials are calling on the industry to curb rising costs, while simultaneously the demand for health care is growing, meaning the industry needs more workers, who need to be enticed with attractive salaries.

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January 2, 2020

One on One: Dr. Karen Wiss, UMass dermatologist recognized for work with rare disease

T&G: The American Academy of Dermatology honored UMass Memorial Health Care physician Karen Wiss as a Patient Care Hero for her role in treating Jonathan Gionfriddo, a patient born with an extremely rare skin disease caused by a genetic mutation. Wiss is the director of pediatric dermatology at UMass, where she has worked since 1992, shortly after going to medical school at the University of Texas. 

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January 1, 2020

First Babies of 2020 Born in Massachusetts

The Boston Globe -- As revelers bid farewell to 2019, two Massachusetts hospitals welcomed newborns within minutes of the New Year.

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