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Boston EAP celebrates National Nutrition Month 2023 by re-introducing the wellness portal and sharing nutrition resources
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This month,the Boston Employee Assistance Program announced that "[We] are looking to celebrate healthy eating as a major aspect of positive physical and mental health." For 50 years, National Nutrition Month has been celebrated as a means of focusing on nutrition education, introducing and reintroducing healthy eating habits for longer and better lives.
Lift & Care Systems in Massachusetts Continues Pandemic Precautions in 2021 to Protect Customers
LAKEVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Now that the worst of the global COVID-19 pandemic seems to be behind us, Lift & Care Systems continues its commitment to the safety of customers, employees, and suppliers. However, with the arrival of the Delta variant and the emergence of other strains of the virus, the Lift & Care team continues to take precautions to ensure the health of everyone they come in contact with.
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress applaud testimony of John Anton at Education and Labor Committee joint subcommittee hearing
HAVERHILL, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) applaud the testimony of John Anton at Wednesday's Education & Labor Committee joint subcommittee hearing, "Phasing Out Subminimum Wages: Supporting the Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment for Workers with Disabilities."
Natick Family Dental in Mass. has Introduced Variety of Touchless Digital Options in Response to Pandemic
NATICK, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As states and communities begin to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Natick Family Dental's patients are benefitting from a touchless experience to reduce the rate of transmission and ensure their personal safety. Prior to their appointments, all patients receive links (by email) to intake and screening forms that they can fill out electronically.
Lift & Care Systems Provides 2021 Durable Medical Equipment Checklist for Caregivers of Disabled Individuals
LAKEVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lift & Care Systems announces the release of the following durable medical equipment checklist for day programs, group homes, and other programs for the disabled. As a caregiver for the disabled, you will often discover that assessing the safety and quality of these programs is, at times, challenging, but one of the fastest ways to do this is by seeing if they have the following durable medical equipment on hand at their locations.
NED Biosystems Announces Infectious Disease Research Scientist Michael Mansour, MD, PhD to Serve as Medical Advisor
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- NED Biosystems, an innovative clinical-stage biotech company developing therapies for cancer and the novel coronavirus, is pleased to announce that Michael Mansour, MD, PhD, will serve as the Company's Medical Advisor of Infectious Disease.
Leading Experts in Cancer Research Join the NED Biosystems Scientific Advisory Board
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- NED Biosystems, an innovative clinical-stage biotech company developing oral therapies for cancer and novel coronavirus, is pleased to announce that Nabeel El-Bardeesy, PhD and Razelle Kurzrock, MD have joined the Company's Scientific Advisory Board.
Aesthetic Smile Reconstruction and Smiles for Boston Heroes to Award $20,000 Complete Smile Makeover
WALTHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The everyday heroes who help us keep smiling deserve the same in return, so Aesthetic Smile Reconstruction is happy to announce "Smiles for Boston Heroes."
The Spiegel Center’s New Mural for Curbside Botox Provides Patients the Same Safe and Beautiful Results
NEWTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Spiegel Center plastic surgery office has created an outdoor waiting room as patients are asked to stay longer in their cars prior to doctor visits due to new COVID-19 regulations. An innovative plastic surgeon commissioned a talented local artist, Alicia Silvestri to create an original 100-square-foot mural to be painted in the parking lot for their patients.
Lift & Care Systems Provides 2020 Resource Sheet for Massachusetts Caregivers
LAKEVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lift & Care Systems announces the release of the following Resource Sheet for Massachusetts Caregivers. "We tried to gather the best resources for anyone who has a loved one who has suffered from a disability," says Dave Austin, President of Lift & Care Systems.
Parents and children can help scientists understand how the young mind grows and changes – all from home
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Parents and children can help scientists understand how the young mind grows and changes-all from home! Children Helping Science from the Parent Researcher Collaborative connects families to hundreds of web-based studies of child development and brain function.
Beyond Benign Receives Grant from MilliporeSigma to Support Green Chemistry Education at Universities
WILMINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Green chemistry education nonprofit Beyond Benign has received a grant from life science company MilliporeSigma to develop laboratory resources for universities. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.
Baker-Polito Administration Outlines Mass. COVID-19 Surge Modeling, Response Efforts To Boost Hospital Capacity
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Thursday, the Baker-Polito Administration’s COVID-19 Response Command Center outlined projections related to the anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth. The projections are the result of the Command Center’s work with medical experts to complete modeling of the outbreak in Massachusetts.
Lift and Care Systems Offers an Annual Inspection Program for Group Homes, Day Programs and Care Centers
LAKEVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Durable medical equipment such as ceiling lift systems and other patient transfer devices, pool lifts, chair lifts for stairs and platform lifts for group homes, day programs and care centers get a lot of use - a lot more use than your average residential home installation, says Lift & Care Systems.
Gluten-Free New England Serves Up 2019 Boston Expo with 75 Vendors, Cooking and Seminars
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Gluten-Free New England, LLC presents their first Greater Boston expo on Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Burlington in Burlington, Mass. The event includes 75 gluten-free vendors as well as food trucks, cooking demos and educational seminars.
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces 4-Month Ban on Sale of Vape Products
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth.
The Learning Center for the Deaf Outpatient Audiology Clinic in Massachusetts Welcomes MassHealth Members
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The outpatient Audiology Clinic at The Learning Center for the Deaf has been credentialed as a MassHealth provider, increasing access to their comprehensive audiological and hearing aid services for children and adults.
Brain Assessment Research Center Launches US division (BrainARC-America) headed by leading Neuroscience experts
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Brain ARC Chur Switzerland partners with Sadar Psychological Services (Philadelphia) and Boston NeuroDynamics (Boston) to launch Brain ARC America, in order to bring more cutting edge evaluations to improve treatment for common brain disorders and a myriad of other issues such as including how to improve your brain to increase its efficiency in everyday life.
Study Identifies Boston’s Top-Rated Plastic Surgeons including Dr. Jeffery Spiegel
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- An analysis of multiple online rating sources has shed light as to whom Boston-area plastic surgical patients consider the area's top plastic surgeon. According to actual patient ratings gathered from five different rating platforms, Dr. Jeffery Spiegel, of The Spiegel Center, was ranked as the area's top plastic surgeon.
2019 Lupus Insight Prize Awarded to Dr. Ignacio Sanz: Recognizes Studies of Harmful Immune Cells
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Lupus Research Alliance has awarded its 2019 Lupus Insight Prize to Ignacio Sanz, MD, for discovering that certain little-understood immune system cells are a major source of the harmful proteins that promote lupus symptoms. His work could spark new treatments for the disease and help doctors determine which patients could benefit from current drugs.
Lupus Research Alliance joins Boston Bruins at the liveliest lupus walk Boston has ever seen
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Join the Boston Bruins at the liveliest lupus walk Boston has ever seen! The lupus community will gather for the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Boston "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus" 9 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 in DCR's Baxter Park at Assembly Row in Somerville, Mass.
Lift & Care Systems Adds Wheelchair to Car Transfer Devices to 2019 Service Line-up
LAKEVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lift & Care Systems is proud to carry Access Unlimited's Multi-Lift and Glide n Go wheelchair to car transfer devices. The Access Unlimited Multi-Lift is designed to be used primarily with cars, but it can also be used for vans, trucks or SUVs.
Inclusive Fitness Approach Strengthens People of All Abilities at Unified Health & Performance (UHP)
LANCASTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Unified Health & Performance (UHP), a distinctive fitness center located in Lancaster, Massachusetts aspires to be a presence in inclusive athletics. Founded in 2016 with a mission to enable people with and without disabilities to train alongside one another, UHP members encompass a wide range of athletes with personal fitness goals including those from high school and collegiate sports programs, marathon runners, and individuals.
Mira Alto Foundation in Boston Presents Eating Disorders and Body Positive Awareness Week Feb 11-16
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Please join in a historical first! The nonprofit, Mira Alto Foundation will be celebrating this amazing 'Eating Disorders and Body Positive Awareness Week.' This marks the first time an LGBTQ+ focused organization has shed light on the epidemic of eating disorders within their community.
Levy Konigsberg LLP Wins $43.1M Lung Cancer Verdict in Boston for Tobacco and Asbestos Exposure Case
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On October 12, 2018, a jury in Boston awarded $43.1 million dollars in a historic lung cancer trial involving both tobacco and asbestos claims. The case began in June of 2015 when Levy Konigsberg LLP, and its co-counsel Shepard Law, filed the case on behalf of Louis E. Summerlin and his wife Joanna M. Summerlin, against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ("Reynolds"), Philip Morris USA, Inc. ("Philip Morris") and numerous companies who manufactured and sold asbestos-containing products with which Mr. Summerlin worked as a brake mechanic.
Advalent Announces Launch of Network 360 to Drive Multi-Dimensional Provider Performance in Value-Based Care Contracting
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advalent, a market-leading healthcare technology company focusing on payer solutions announced today the launch of a new network contracting and analytics product - Network 360(TM). Designed for payers and risk bearing healthcare providers, Network 360 is a breakthrough analytics platform that analyzes network, enables value-based contracting, and manages both upside and downside risk.
Advalent Corp. Partners with Novus Healthcare, Closing the Gap in Value-Based Care
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advalent Corporation signed a partnership in early 2018 with Novus Healthcare to identify patients who could benefit from value-based care and implement that approach using Advalent's Value-Based Care Platform and Novus' population health management programs.
Mass. Governor Baker Appoints Dr. John Christian Kryder to 2018 Health Policy Commission
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Mass. Governor Charlie Baker this week announced the appointment of Dr. John Christian Kryder to the Health Policy Commission (HPC), an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. Dr. Kryder is a primary care physician who has served in numerous management roles over the last three decades and will fill the board seat designated for a primary care physician.
ECHO Connection CEO Andrea Barnes speaking at Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- ECHO Connection, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to educating the world, hosting collaborative platforms, and providing hope for those in need of cannabinoid-based therapies, announced today that it has appointed Andrea Barnes as its new CEO and President. Barnes will be speaking about the charity's work in guiding families seeking the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids by connecting them with resources that can help at the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBE) in Boston.
Baker-Polito Administration Signs Contract to Boost Patient Care at Bridgewater State Hospital in Mass.
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that it has signed a contract with Correct Care Solutions to provide clinical patient care at the Bridgewater State Hospital. Correct Care Solutions (CCS) was selected based on its extensive experience in treating individuals with serious behavioral health needs and for its specific knowledge of the Bridgewater State Hospital facility.
Mass. Governor Baker Signs Landmark Opioid Legislation into Law
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — On Monday, at the State House, Governor Charlie Baker signed landmark legislation into law to address the deadly opioid...
Third Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo comes to Boston
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year. A worldwide panel of experts, hosted by the C Diff Foundation, will gather at the 3rd Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo in Boston on November 9, to discuss vital information for healthcare professionals.
Group therapy service initiates program to provide psychological support for refugees from Middle East
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- An Internet group therapy service has initiated a program to provide psychological support for the thousands of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa who are currently trekking across Europe seeking new homes. In cooperation with the Adelina Foundation and Friends Beyond Borders, Growthnet, a U.S. company that offers various kinds of group counseling via web conferencing, is offering no-cost online sessions to any refugee who applies, according to its CEO, John Toomey.
Forerun Inc. joins the Urgent Care Integrated Network (UCIN) as a Premier Partner
WALTHAM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Forerun Inc. announces it has joined the Urgent Care Integrated Network (UCIN) as a Premier Partner to help better serve the Urgent Care healthcare market with UrgiChart - an intuitive electronic health record system enabling physicians to document efficiently while streamlining clinical decision making thus freeing up more time for patient interaction and increasing operational improvement.
Boston Mayor Walsh Launches CEASE Boston, Part of National Initiative to Fight Sex Trafficking
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On Friday, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of CEASE Boston (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation), a...
Massachusetts Community Schools file lawsuit against Monsanto Company and its corporate successors to recover cost of PCB's cleanup
WESTPORT, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Town of Westport and Westport Community Schools have taken an important step to protect the health of students, teachers, administrators, and others who work in or visit schools in Westport. They filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company and its corporate successors to recover the costs of removing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) from their schools, says Weitz and Luxenberg.
Massachusetts Seminar Offers New Concept in Retirement Planning, a Thoughtful Prep for the Next Stage of Life for Those about to...
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Omni Publishing Co. announces the launch of a new concept in retirement planning with a Dec. 4, 2012, seminar designed to address the non-financial, soft-side of retirement. Attendees to the seminar 'Building Your Emotional Pension' will be presented with the planning tools that will enable them to map out a retirement that works.
Mass. Gov. Patrick Joins Joslin Diabetes Center to Break Ground on Translational Center for Cure of Diabetes
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, on the fourth anniversary of Governor Deval Patrick signing his ten-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative at the...
Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Proposes Comprehensive Health Care Cost-Containment Legislation
BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced comprehensive health care payment and delivery reform legislation designed to control rising health care...