Category: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Parents, doctors debate merits of mandatory vaccination

June 3rd, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

Bay State parents can opt their children out of vaccination requirements by claiming it conflicts with “sincere religious beliefs,” an exemption parents lobbied to expand on Wednesday…

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Probing climate change winners, losers among state’s wildlife

May 25th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Richard Primack, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences

Will there be a time when the state’s official bird will be driven out of the commonwealth because it will no longer be able to survive in a changing climate?…

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Misunderstood rosé wine is worth exploring

March 20th, 2015 in 2015, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, Stacy Woods, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Stacy Woods, Metropolitan College

Rosé is perhaps one of the most underrated and misunderstood wine styles in the world…

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In-network coverage at risk in St. Vincent, MetroWest dispute with Tufts Health Plan

December 15th, 2014 in 2014, Alan Sager, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

A contract dispute between Tufts Health Plan and two local hospitals spilled into the public domain Sunday, with both sides taking out newspaper advertisements to explain a situation that could result in thousands of subscribers losing in-network coverage…

Expert quote:

“We have the rhetoric of free-market competition, but not the reality.”

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Mass. appeal: Candidates canvass state as Election Day nears

November 2nd, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

For one of the two leading candidates for governor, Tuesday night will likely serve as the turning point in a lengthy political career…

Expert quote:

“The death of the mayor and his funeral freezes the race to a relatively large degree. The clock has almost been run out.”

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Baker, Coakley square off Monday at The Hanover

October 26th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

The two leading candidates for governor, Democrat Martha M. Coakley and Republican Charles D. Baker Jr., will square off at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts Monday in the city’s first gubernatorial debate in 12 years…

Expert quote:

“At the current time, most people just don’t have much interest in debates. I think most of the people watching fall into the political junkie category, and they’ve pretty much made up their minds.”

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Independents: Major party candidates out of touch

October 13th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

A charismatic entrepreneur who plans to start a political movement. A successful venture capitalist with a penchant for creating jobs. A controversial anti-gay pastor facing accusations of crimes against humanity in Uganda…

Expert quote:

“If you had a really appealing personality driving a new, alternative party, I think you’ve got the potential to get some dilettantes to sign on with you. The potential does exist for a strong personality with a strong bank account or a strong connection to an activist base to elbow their way onto the party table.”

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In punchless primary, lackluster turnout feared Tuesday

September 7th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

In an election cycle that many say has lacked punch, local town and city clerks aren’t expecting to see high numbers of voters streaming to the polls for Tuesday’s state primary…

Expert quote:

“Not only is there minimal interest from voters, but really there’s been minimal interest from the press.”

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Harrington, Heywood hospitals join forces to manage contracts

August 20th, 2014 in 2014, Alan Sager, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

Two community hospital systems in Worcester County are teaming up to tackle health insurers’ demands to keep patients healthy…

Expert quote:

“I think we have to make it as easy as possible for every needed hospital to remain open.”

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Program at UMass teaches safe opioid prescribing

June 12th, 2014 in 2014, Daniel Alford, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Daniel Alford, School of Medicine

A patient desperately seeking help for pain can act as out of control as an opioid addict. And many physicians are wary of getting scammed into writing prescriptions for painkillers that end up being abused or sold…

Expert quote:

“This is definitely the art of medicine. But as complicated as it is, I think we can do it.”

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