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State Strengthens Oversight Of Nursing Homes

Massachusetts health regulators are strengthening oversight of nursing homes by creating a unit to conduct unannounced inspections and promising to fine problem-plagued facilities...

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Gov. Charlie Baker / Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Baker Seeks $28 Million To Fight Opioid Abuse In Mass.

Boston (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is asking state lawmakers for nearly $28 million in additional spending to help stem a spike in the number of opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts...

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DPH: Mass. Teen Birth Rate Falls To Lowest Level Ever

The birth rate among teens in Massachusetts has fallen to its lowest rate since records were kept.

That's according to the latest birth report released Friday by the state Department of Public Health...

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DPH Approves Marijuana Dispensaries for Fairhaven And Taunton

The Mass. Dept of Public Health has approved  four more Registered Marijuana Dispensaries in counties that were not represented in the initial group of dispensaries approved earlier this year...

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First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported In Mass.

Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

The patient is described only as a man in his 60s who lives in Middlesex County...

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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Mosquitoes Carrying EEE Found In Eastern Mass.

Massachusetts public health officials say the Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found in the state for the first time this summer...

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Patrick: No Reset Of Medical Marijuana Proposals

Gov. Deval Patrick says he does not believe the process of selecting medical marijuana dispensaries should start again from scratch.
 
    Patrick told reporters on Monday that none of the 20 applicants approved so far have been granted licenses to operate dispensaries and won't be until they verify all the information they provided in their applications...

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Los Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

Twenty Medical Marijuana Licenses Awarded By DPH

State public health officials have approved the first 20 licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries, the first in Massachusetts under a voter-approved law...

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DPH Names Director Of Medical Marijuana Program

The administrator of community health care programs has been selected to lead the state's medical marijuana program.

The state Department of Public Health this week named Karen van Unen executive director of the program...

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EEE Found In Middleborough Horse

 

 Massachusetts health officials say a new case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been found in a horse in Middleborough, and are urging people to continue precautions against mosquitoes...

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