A new Umass-Amherst study suggests that naps during preschool can enhance learning and memory.
When other states open their health insurance exchanges next month as part of the Affordable Care Act, Massachusetts’ health policy commission will hold hearings on how to keep costs down.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced two cases of measles in Boston-area hospitals.
On August 29, an Easthampton, Massachusetts special-needs school is launching one of the country’s only automotive programs for autistic youth.
Generations of children have spent the first few weeks of school on a classic nature lesson — the metamorphosis of Monarch caterpillars into butterflies.
Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts says its rate of one type of hospital-acquired infection was cut in half after using a new UV-light technology.
After more than two decades as director of the Northampton Arts Council, Bob Cilman is retiring next month — and that means Tuesday’s “Transperformance” concert will be his last at the helm.
Just as the birth control pill gave women the freedom not to have children too soon, reproductive medicine has allowed many to have babies after they thought it was too late.
Many politicians consider the sales tax holiday a gift to retailers and consumers — even though states can lose millions of dollars in revenue.
Health reform advocates in Massachusetts say the Obama administration’s decision to delay a key part of the Affordable Care Act puts the state’s budget in a bind.
Throughout the summer, we will be highlighting new local fiction from Western New England authors — for those lazy days on the beach, or just to take a break from all that weeding.
Scientists have recently discovered an infectious disease — similar to lyme — that is spread by deer-ticks and endemic to New England.
While city and state officials and gambling executives jockey over where and when a casino will land in Western Massachusetts, mental health providers have other concerns.
A new report from the National Wildlife Federation warns that climate change is threatening many species of New England’s migratory birds, and could up-end massachusetts half-a billion dollar bird-
FROM THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD: COOLING CENTERS