Several companies now offer prenatal DNA tests that screen for conditions like Down syndrome, a chromosomal disorder that causes developmental disabilities.
They say they’d rather err on the side of caution in prescribing the new painkiller.
Baystate Medical Center in Springfield tries to contain the impact of the first measles case in Western Massachusetts in decades.
Officials at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield say no patients were turned away Tuesday evening. That’s despite a lock down brought on by a standoff between police and a man who eventually shot himself and died.
Springfield police say a man involved in a four-hour standoff in a hospital parking lot has shot and killed himself.
A new study is highlighting the difficulty wheelchair-bound patients continue to have in accessing medical care, despite passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act a generation ago.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has launched a first-in-the-nation health information exchange highway.