Patient safety advocates say the best way to reduce medical errors is for hospitals to openly acknowledge mistakes and learn from them. But the fear of malpractice lawsuits has gotten in the way of that. A couple years ago, Massachusetts passed a law that supports a more open apology process. Now, two hospital systems are taking that process one step further.
BMC — a managed care Medicaid plan — says it can’t afford to pay the rates that Baystate says it needs.
It’s tricky to study the actual health benefits of the plant. Advocates for marijuana reform met on the UMass campus Monday, and are hoping to build momentum to make the drug easier to study.
Boston’s former police commissioner says Amherst and UMass police used inappropriate force in last year’s annual party, which got out of hand and resulted in 55 arrests.
A Hampshire Superior Court judge rejected the defense’s request for dismissal.
Georgia developer cited strong community opposition as one reason for pulling out of the 6.5 million dollar deal.
The women’s college announced this week that any biological or self-identified female can apply — without needing to provide any documentation that proves gender identity.
New research out of McLean Hospital suggests that Xenon gas, when administered to rats after a fearful event, can interfere with memory consolidation. Scientists hope these results can eventually lead to a treatment for PTSD in humans.
One in 68 children are thought to have autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The disorder varies widely in severity. But one common trait is the tendency to get overstimulated by noise, lights, and other trappings of modern life. A recent effort tried to bring down the sensory stimulation — just in time for back-to-school shopping.
Amherst writer Judith Frank’s new book, “All I Love And Know,” concludes our summer fiction series.
Local officials hope for quick resolution — and ultimately, a dispensary in Western Massachusetts.
Four toddlers over two days were treated for injuries from ingesting laundry detergent packets.
A new CD spans a songwriting career that’s led Smither from New Orleans to Amherst.
Questions have surfaced about the executive director’s credentials, as listed on the state application.
They hope the company’s power struggle won’t affect an 80,000 square foot grocery store currently under construction in Athol.