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DPH Report Links Opioid Overdose Deaths to Injuries at Work

The Mass. Dept. of Public Health released a report on showing the link between those injured at work and opioid-related overdose deaths.

UMass Chan Seeks Help in Study of Birth Defect Causing Virus

UMass Chan Medical School seeks participants in a study of Cytomegalovirus (CMV), the most common cause of birth defects worldwide.

Worcester Schools Athletic Events Postponed on Monday

Worcester Public Schools has announced it has postponed all outdoor athletic events scheduled on Monday, April 8, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

A Community Conversation for Mental Health Awareness Month

See the speakers for the Second Annual Mental Health Awareness Community Conversation in Worcester on May 9. 

Mass. Ranks 9th in Percentage of Fatal Crashes Involving Alcohol

A new analysis of five years of data on fatal crashes involving alcohol found Massachusetts has the ninth highest rate of any state.

PFAS Found in Mass. Bottled Water Company Products

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a warning against the consumption of bottled water from Simpson Spring Company.

17 Local Orgs Partner for Community Health Fair at Worcester Library

UMass Chan Medical School and 17 local organizations partner for a community health fair at the Worcester Public Library.

Worcester Board of Health Supports Safe Injection Pilot Site

The Board of Health voted unanimously to support a pilot of an overdose prevention center in Worcester during its meeting on Monday, March 4.

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