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UPDATE: Lake Quinsigamond Recreational Restrictions Lifted

Restrictions on recreational use of Lake Quinsigamond were lifted by the City of Worcester after water test results confirmed the water is safe.

Westborough Health Director: No TB Emergency in Town

The Westborough Public Health Director released a statement on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in response to four active tuberculosis cases in the town..
Westborough Town Hall in Westborough, MA

Nurses to Deliver Petition to St. Vincent Management on Safety Issues

Over 80 percent of nurses at St. Vincent Hospital signed a petition on safety issues they will deliver to hospital management on Wednesday.

Four Locations Offer Free Hands-Only CPR Training

The American Heart Association provides free Hands-Only CPR training Feb. 13 in Gardner and Barre, and Feb. 15 in Worcester and Leominster.

Worcester Waits While Support for Safe Injection Sites Grows

A Massachusetts state senator  joined a growing chorus of voices endorsing pilots of overdose prevention centers in Mass., while Worcester waits.

New Opioid Settlement Brings $8 Million to Massachusetts

A $350 million national settlement with Publicis Health will bring $8 million to Massachusetts for addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Study: Lifetime Cost Per Mass. Smoker: $4.8 Million

A new study found that the average total financial cost over a lifetime of a pack-a-day smoker in Massachusetts is $4,867,778.

Mass. Senate Bill Enhances Wheelchair Warranty Protections

The bill creates requirements for wheelchair manufactures on product warranty, repairs processes, and replacement procedures.

Mass. Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Fentanyl Test Strips

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill to legalize test strips which detect the presence of fentanyl and can prevent overdoses.

BCBS Ends Anesthesia Coverage for Most Colonoscopies

Healthcare and cancer prevention advocates say the Blue Cross Blue Shield policy will reduce the number of this cancer prevention procedure.