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  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 13, 2020

    BOSTON'S PINE STREET INN SECURES HOTEL BUILDING IN EFFORT TO CONTROL CORONAVIRUS

    Pine Street Inn, Boston's largest homeless shelter, is leasing a hotel near Boston Medical Center to avoid overcrowding at the shelter...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 10, 2020

    WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN MASS. FOR FIRST TIME THIS YEAR

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said two mosquitoes collected on July 7 in Belmont tested positive for the virus.

    Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 10, 2020

    HOW 2 HARD-HIT NEW ENGLAND CITIES SLOWED CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS

    With large populations of residents vulnerable to COVID-19, Chelsea, Mass. and Central Falls, R.I. had to cope with early spikes in...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 10, 2020

    CRISPR COMES TO COVID: A PANDEMIC PIVOT AND THE PUSH FOR A SIMPLE CORONAVIRUS TEST

    With coronavirus tests in short supply around the country, the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR could help, and a Cambridge,...

    Health, Science
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 9, 2020

    AS MASS. SCALES BACK CONTACT TRACING PROGRAM, FRUSTRATED LOCAL OFFICIALS SAY IT'S BEEN 'UNRELIABLE'

    Local health officials complain that the state's contact tracing effort has been beset with computer glitches, inadequate training,...

    Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 9, 2020

    STATE REPORT SHEDS LIGHT ON MASS. HOSPITALS' TROUBLED FINANCES

    Seventy-nine percent of hospitals - 38 of 48 that reported data - had positive total margins as of Dec. 31. As of March 31, the percentage...

    Hospital, Drop, Economy, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 9, 2020

    'FIRST STEP' MASS. RESEARCH TURNS OFF KEY GENE IN ALS THAT RUNS IN FAMILIES

    The method uses small molecules called "micro-RNAs," delivered by a virus into the spinal fluid, to block a gene key in the fatal nerve...

    Health, Science
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 9, 2020

    DATA SHOWS VIRUS SPREAD IN NURSING HOMES DOWN SHARPLY IN MASS

    The rate of positive tests, new daily COVID-19 cases and daily deaths in long-term care facilities are all now showing declines from...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 8, 2020

    'STOP THE SPREAD' INITIATIVE WILL INCREASE TESTING CAPACITY IN EIGHT MASS. TOWNS

    The increased testing will be available in Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Marlborough, and New Bedford.

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 7, 2020

    STATE BRACING FOR HIGH NUMBER OF MOSQUITO-BORNE EEE CASES

    Mosquitoes have already tested positive for EEE in the towns of Wendell and Orange in Franklin County, state Public Health Commissioner...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 7, 2020

    A HEALTH EXPERT WEIGHS IN AS MASS. BRACES FOR PHASE THREE REOPENING

    While the decision to reopen further does falls in line with Massachusetts' low average positive test rate for COVID-19 - just 1.8...

    Boston, Economy, Health, Life, News, Science
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 7, 2020

    COVID-19 SURVIVORS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES, URGE CAUTION AS MASS. REOPENS

    With Massachusetts' reopening plans moving ahead, early survivors of COVID-19 in the state are hoping their experiences will convince...

    Plan, Health, Life
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 6, 2020

    A HEALTH EXPERT WEIGHS IN AS MASS. BRACES FOR PHASE THREE REOPENING

    While the decision to reopen further does falls in line with Massachusetts' low average positive test rate for COVID-19 - just 1.8...

    Boston, Economy, Health, Life, News, Science
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 3, 2020

    EEE DETECTED IN MOSQUITO SAMPLE FROM ORANGE, MASS., STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY

    The sample was collected on July 1 near the town of Orange in Franklin County, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 3, 2020

    WARREN, MARKEY REPORT FINDS ‘CRISIS' IN NATION'S ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES

    While nursing homes have been in the spotlight during the pandemic, a "parallel crisis" has festered in assisted living residences.

    Boston, Health, News, Politics
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 3, 2020

    FEMA CAPTAIN DISCUSSES UNIQUE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19

    A FEMA administration for the New England states talks about how the federal agency is supporting citizens throughout the pandemic...

    Face, Boston, Health, News, Politics
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 3, 2020

    QUÉ PAPEL JUEGA EL MASSACHUSETTS COMMUNITY TRACING COLLABORATIVE EN LA BATALLA CONTRA EL COVID-19

    El CTC estima que entre el 10% y el 15% de los casos solicitan asistencia

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 2, 2020

    WHY COVID-19 CONTACT TRACERS IN MASS. WILL SEND YOU MILK

    In Massachusetts, people who have tested positive for the coronavirus or been exposed to COVID-19 get help with everything from groceries...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 2, 2020

    LOS TEMORES DE UN AUMENTO DE CASOS DE COVID-19 NO SE HAN MATERIALIZADO EN MASSACHUSETTS

    Pero a pesar de las protestas, de que los restaurantes comenzaron a admitir comensales en sus locales, y la lenta resurrección de las...

    Boston, Health, News
  • By CommonHealth Wbur   -   Jul 1, 2020

    EXPERTS FEARED COVID-19 WOULD SURGE BACK IN MASS. AFTER PROTESTS, BUSINESSES REOPENING. IT HASN'T

    Health scientists believe Massachusetts residents largely have themselves to thank for that. They credit widespread adherence to basic...

    Hands, Boston, Health, News, Science