MEDICINE

ATHOL — Quabbin Valley Healthcare is now in its third month of new ownership.Scott Wheeler and several partners from Blupoint Healthcare purchased...

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (VESH) is having a 2,600-square-foot expansion constructed off its building to give...

‘Dying of a thousand paper cuts’

8/24/19

When Pamela and Craig Shrimpton moved from Boston to Hawley 14 years ago, they left behind more than the city’s bustle and noise. They left behind...

CONWAY — The town’s ambulance department is recruiting interested locals in an attempt to fill a critical need for EMTs.Ambulance Director Gemma...

DEERFIELD — The Selectboard opted Wednesday to write off nearly $100,000 in medical bills that have not been paid to South County EMS.Chairman...

Medication-assisted treatment for inmates at the Franklin County Jail was seen as a factor in a 60 percent drop in countywide opioid-related deaths...

Aging might be perfectly natural. But as practiced by the human body, it is beginning to look more and more like a disease — and a treatable one...

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and...

GREENFIELD — This region’s strides in battling opioid addiction have received notice in an online magazine article “because America needs a...

One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is...

CHICAGO — Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S...

There may be a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level. Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of...

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