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The winter solstice is almost here. Commentator Jean Zimmer, who writes and lives in Northampton, Mass., says like the planet, she had been tipping toward darkness recently.
Gruesome and heroic war stories may sell a lot of movie tickets, but in real life, soldiers seldom like to talk about their experiences on the battlefield. At least not with civilians. This silence is also a trait of veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Today some in the Department of Veteran's Affairs say psychological damage from particularly egregious war violence, like killing children or seeing friends killed, can create an affliction of the soul.
Massachusetts state lawmakers are looking at how to help the state's growing number of homeless families. At an oversight hearing Wednesday, advocates said the state is in a crisis.
The head of UMass Memorial Health Care says the system's strained finances are not the reason for transferring a hospital in Palmer to Baystate Health.