August 15, 2014

Archive | Health

400,000 must reapply for health coverage

BOSTON (AP) — The state is launching a major effort to reach out to almost 400,000 Massachusetts residents who must reapply for health insurance because they were enrolled in temporary plans after the state’s health care marketplace website crashed last year. State officials fear that many of those people, who don’t get health insurance through […]

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Mass. hospitals report more medical errors

BOSTON (AP) — The number of medical errors reported by Massachusetts acute-care hospitals has jumped 70 percent since the state both expanded the scope of incidents hospitals are required to report and adopted a computerized system to more easily notify health officials. Hospitals reported 753 serious medical errors and other patient injuries to the state […]

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Acting F.A.S.T. may save a life

In three hours, you can see a long movie or drive to New York City or watch a baseball game. You could also, possibly, save a life. There is a three-hour window of opportunity in which a stroke victim will benefit the most from your help: recognizing the symptoms of a stroke and then getting […]

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Students hold blood drive

WESTFIELD – Students from the “You Lead” Program at Westfield Vocational-Technical High School were in a large room just inside the Amelia Park Ice Arena doorway, receiving blood donations to give to the American Red Cross. The group collected 54 lifesaving units of blood at closing time, and over the past eight years, blood drives […]

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