WASHINGTON (AP) – Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Officials overseeing Massachusetts’ hobbled health care exchange have decided the state should stick with its own software rather than switch over to the federal government’s health insurance market.
For the past several months the state has adopted … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — Ground spraying will be conducted in New Bedford early Monday morning after Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was detected in mosquitoes found in the city’s North End earlier this week.
This was the second positive EEE mosquito finding … Read Full Story
PROVIDENCE — Starting this month, all infants born in Rhode Island will be screened for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare disease that causes dangerously low levels of the white blood cells that protect against infection.
Although babies who suffer … Read Full Story
FALL RIVER — Mass in Motion is looking out for new volunteers in its’ Walkable Fall River project.
“We’re trying to engage Fall River seniors and older adults to help make Fall River a more walkable city,” said Eric Andrade, … Read Full Storyread more
DARTMOUTH — Marcel Berube, 83, enjoys relatively good health, but when he recently learned about a UMass study that is investigating the Portuguese-American aging process, he did not hesitate to sign up.
“I am curious to find out how well … Read Full Story
FAIRHAVEN — Sometimes maintaining one’s balance in the crane position can be difficult. “Yoga in the Park” has been able to do so for three years in Fairhaven’s Cushman Park.
“Our reach here just goes so much deeper in the … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE — Dr. Stephen P. Salloway is a bit of an expert on diseases associated with memory loss and aging. He’s been a neurologist in the field for 23 years and is currently at Butler Hospital, as well as a … Read Full Storyread more
RAYNHAM – Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects millions of Americans. That’s something that people need to remember: that it is a disease and not a normal part of aging.
“Often at times, people think that this disease is a … Read Full Storyread more