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Massachusetts Pledges to Fund CHIP Despite Lack of Federal Money

Nearly 9 million children from working-class families across the country could soon be at risk of losing health insurance through the CHIP program if the […]

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Massachusetts Named Healthiest State in United States

Dust off your mantelpiece, Massachusetts, because we just won yet another national accolade. The Bay State—home to some of the top docs in the country—was […]

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Here’s How the CVS-Aetna Merger Will Impact Consumers

CVS, purveyor of discount candy, last-minute birthday cards, and also pharmaceuticals, has agreed to buy the insurance company Aetna for the not-so-bargain-bin price of $69 […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Unveils Sweeping Opioid Legislation

Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a widespread legislative package aimed at combating Massachusetts’ opioid crisis by focusing on treatment accessibility, drug abuse prevention, and educational expansion. […]

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Opioid-Related Deaths Down Across Massachusetts

Opioid-related fatalities are down by roughly 10 percent in Massachusetts so far this year, according to updated data released by the state Department of Public Health. […]

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Aaron Hernandez’s CTE Is the Most Advanced Case Seen in Someone His Age

Aaron Hernandez’s brain was dark, and it was decayed. At a medical conference on Thursday, researchers from Boston University revealed the former Patriots tight end’s […]

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Massachusetts State House Passes Free Birth Control Bill

The Massachusetts House of Representatives resoundingly passed a bill ensuring access to free birth control on Wednesday in a stark reproach of policy enacted at […]

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New York-Based SLT Is Heading to Boston

“If cardio, strength training, and pilates had a baby, it would be SLT.” While their tagline may leave you with a rather strange mental image, the workouts […]

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Massachusetts Officials Criticize Trump’s Opioid Announcement

President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency yesterday, but many Massachusetts Democrats criticized him for not going far enough. Leaders […]

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Officials from Massachusetts Opioid Initiative Travel to White House for Announcement

On Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump declared a national health emergency to fight the opioid epidemic, and he is already looking to Bay State experts […]

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Opioid Crisis Leads to Surge in Needles Littering Boston

Playgrounds are sites of chalk drawings and tire swings; of kickball games and cookouts; and, increasingly across Boston’s neighborhoods, of used hypodermic needles. An analysis […]

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Tom Brady Is Standing By the Out-There Health Advice in His Book

Tom Brady is standing by the health advice in his new book, The TB12 Method, despite criticism from doctors, dietitians, and exercise scientists. “It’s really my experience, […]

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Planned Parenthood Endorsed Marty Walsh for Mayor

In its first-ever mayoral endorsement, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts (PPAF) is throwing its support behind Mayor Marty Walsh’s re-election campaign. “At a […]

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This Local Nonprofit Is Trying to Normalize Mental Health Issues

In 1990, Screening for Mental Health Founder Douglas Jacobs did something that was, at the time, revolutionary. In an effort to draw attention to mental […]

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Without CHIP Extension, Kids’ Healthcare Coverage Looks Uncertain

Over the weekend, Congress missed its deadline for reauthorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), leaving the insurance status of almost 9 million […]