BROCKTON — Good Samaritan Medical Center (GSMC) has opened a new inpatient unit adding 16 new rooms.
The new unit provides an additional 6 semi-private and 10 private rooms to the hospital. Along with the recent expansion of a Same … Read Full Story
BOSTON (AP) – President Barack Obama plans to use Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall as a backdrop for a speech touting the federal health care law.
The White House says Obama will travel to Boston on Wednesday as his administration continues to deal … Read Full Story
NEW BEDFORD — For Dawn Blake Souza and her husband, Dr. Joseph Souza, the idea of being involved in a marijuana dispensary is not one that they naturally felt comfortable with.
“My son came to us in November when the … Read Full Story
WESTPORT — When Rita Vasconcellos joined a clinical study on disease in women in the 1990s, developing breast cancer was the last thing she expected.
“We had strong genes; we had high blood pressure, but no cancer in the family,” … Read Full Story
Actress Angelina Jolie’s public disclosure that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy has raised public awareness about genetics, an area of medicine that is “exploding,” said Dr. Beth Herrick, a radiation oncologist and medical director of the Southcoast Center for … Read Full Story
ACUSHNET — Maria Gomes is a perfect example how prevention and one’s attitude can turn a battle into a victory.
About two years ago, the 49-year-old Acushnet resident found a lump on her left breast during a self-examination.
“I knew … Read Full Story
BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts finds itself in a unique position as states gear up to launch new insurance marketplaces under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
It was Massachusetts that created the blueprint for the marketplaces when it passed its … Read Full Story
BOSTON (AP) – Doctors in Massachusetts say they’re concerned about the companies cropping up online promising to match patients with doctors who will certify they need marijuana for health reasons.
The Massachusetts Medical Society says some of the companies are … Read Full Story
WASHINGTON D.C. — Like it or not, the health care exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will begin the open enrollment period on Oct. 1 of this year.
Yet, many are not even aware of the laws’ existence … Read Full Story
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Southcoast® Health Van announces the October schedule for community screenings and vaccinations.
Free mobile health services available by the Southcoast Health Van staff include:
- Cancer screenings & education.
- Blood pressure screening.
- Cholesterol screening
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Another batch of mosquitoes in Rhode Island has tested positive for West Nile virus.
The state Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health said Wednesday that a sample from a trap set near Barrington
FALL RIVER — On Sept. 15, the nonprofit organization We Love Children will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a breakfast at White’s of Westport, 66 State Road, Westport.
We Love Children began 30 years ago when Joe and Irene Cassidy … Read Full Story
ATLANTA (AP) – Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported and Massachusetts is among the states where the majority of cases have been reported, health officials said Monday.
As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed … Read Full Story
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The most recent tests on mosquitoes in Rhode Island have found no sign of West Nile virus or eastern equine encephalitis.
The state Department of Environmental Management said Monday that all 156 mosquito samples collected from
Scientists at Boston University are giving birth to a new fertility study that will examine trends and correlation among different groups in order to find what factors into successfully becoming pregnant.
“This is a study that uses the Internet to … Read Full Story
WAREHAM, Mass. — Southcoast™ Center for Weight Loss will offer free informational sessions on the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, during the month of August.
The free informational sessions will be held at:
Wednesday, August … Read Full Story
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — On a windy morning in California’s Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, metal contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley tinkered with the software on a laptop to ensure the … Read Full Story
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island will become the third state to provide workers paid time off to care for a baby or sick family member, as Democratic Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Thursday signed legislation providing the vast majority of the state’s … Read Full Story