• chelsea August 29, 2022 2:27 pm

    Driver Killed in Crash on Route 1 in Chelsea Identified

    One man was killed when the car he was driving rolled over on Route 1 in Chelsea early Sunday morning, Massachusetts State Police said. Troopers responded to the single-car crash on Route 1 northbound around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, state police said, where they discovered that a Nissan 350Z traveling northbound had struck the median and rolled over with a man…

  • monkeypox August 1, 2022 3:48 pm

    Concern That Colleges Could Fuel More Monkeypox Spread Ahead of Fall Semester

    The start of the fall semester for local colleges and universities is now just weeks away, but health experts are voicing concern over how that could impact the spread of monkeypox. Health officials are urging college administrators to have a plan in place to deal with the virus. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration says more than 780,000 doses of the monkeypox…

  • monkeypox August 1, 2022 3:50 pm

    Monkeypox Concerns Rise as College Students Return

    There are concerns that schools could become the next hotspots for this crisis ahead of the fall semester

  • Winthrop June 25, 2022 4:16 pm

    Porch Collapse in Winthrop Sends 2 to Hospital

    Two people have been hospitalized after their porch collapsed onto some rocks below at a house in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Police in Winthrop first responded to a call around 2:15 p.m. Saturday for an incident on Nahant Avenue, officials said, where they learned that a railing had given way from a porch at a residence. Two people, ages 70 and 65,…

  • Mass General Hospital February 20, 2022 4:34 pm

    Double-Booked Surgeries at Mass. General Hospital Lead to $14.6 Million Settlement

    Massachusetts General Hospital will pay $14.6 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged overbilling for double-booked surgeries that were simultaneously overseen by the same surgeon. It’s the third time since 2019 that the Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital agreed to pay millions to resolve a claim stemming from the controversial practice, the Boston Globe reported. The three out-of-court settlements total $32.7 million, the…

  • Health January 25, 2021 11:39 am

    Once a Preemie, College Student Works to Promote Child Health

    Lena Papadakis has taken a personal health struggle and turned it into a very personal mission. A triplet and born early at 32 weeks, Papadakis faced several health challenges as a child. “Growing up I spent more of the first 10 years of my life in and out of Mass. General Hospital,” she said. Now the college senior is busy…

  • COVID-19 vaccine December 15, 2020 12:08 pm

    More Mass. Hospitals Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

    More hospitals in Massachusetts received Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, a day after shipments began arriving in the region.

  • coronavirus December 7, 2020 2:43 pm

    Biden Taps MGH Doctor to Lead CDC

    President-elect Joe Biden chose experts with New England ties to assume key leadership roles in the battle against COVID-19 Monday, including a doctor from Massachusetts General Hospital to be the next head of the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at MGH and a professor at Harvard Medical School, will...

  • coronavirus December 7, 2020 8:32 am

    Biden's Health Team Has Ties to New England

    Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at MGH and a professor at Harvard Medical School, was nominated by the Biden-Harris Administration to serve as the next head of the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other key nominations to Biden’s health team, announced Monday morning, who have ties to New England include Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon...

  • Mass General Hospital December 6, 2020 9:16 pm

    Biden Taps Top MGH Infectious Diseases Doc to Lead CDC: Report

    President-elect Joe Biden has selected a doctor from Massachusetts General Hospital to be the next head of the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a report released Sunday night. Sources told Politico that Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at MGH and a professor at Harvard Medical School, will be appointed to the position....

  • Coronavirus drug April 8, 2020 8:24 am

    Mass. Hospitals Begin 1st US Clinical Trials for Japanese Coronavirus Drug

    Three Massachusetts hospitals have received approval to launch the first U.S. clinical trial of a Japanese flu drug that could be used to treat the novel coronavirus, according to the Boston Globe. The trials for the drug, known by the brand name Avigan, will take place at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center...

  • coronavirus April 3, 2020 8:44 am

    Dunkin' Giving Back to Healthcare Facilities around New England

    Dunkin’ has recently started bringing sampling trucks to healthcare facilities throughout Massachusetts. At each stop they are serving hundreds of cups of free coffee and MUNCHKINS to help keep the deserving healthcare providers running. Visits have been made to Dana Farber, Tufts Medial Center, Mass General Hospital and UMass Memorial. Derek Zagami has the story.

  • coronavirus April 13, 2020 10:29 am

    Mass. General Using 3D Printing to Make Face Shields

    The need for supplies is critical at hospitals across the country as the coronavirus outbreak intensifies. Now, one of the top hospitals in Massachusetts is using state-of-the-art technology to make their own N95 masks and face shields. It has been a 24/7 job for the team based out of Massachusetts General Hospital as they look for solutions to a supply…

  • coronavirus April 13, 2020 10:30 am

    MGH Using 3D Printing for Face Shields

    There is a need for supplies at Massachusetts General Hospital where N-95 masks and face shields are running low amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Boston July 27, 2019 11:52 pm

    Red Sox: David Ortiz Released From Hospital

    Red Sox legend David Ortiz has been released from the hospital, according to the team.

  • Boston June 12, 2019 5:50 pm

    Suspect in Ortiz Shooting in Custody

    David Ortiz is continuing to recover at Massachusetts General Hospital after being shot in the Dominican Republic.

  • Boston June 12, 2019 12:07 pm

    David Ortiz Continues to Recover

    A suspect connected to the shooting of David Ortiz appeared in court in the Dominican Republic, where he’s being held without bail for one year. Meanwhile, Ortiz continues to recover in Boston, where he remains in the ICU at Mass General Hospital.

  • Chairman May 15, 2019 2:29 pm

    MGH Surgeon Accused of Drunken Driving, Striking Pedestrians Placed on Leave

    A surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital who was recently arrested for drunk driving after striking three pedestrians has been placed on leave. Dr. Michael Watkins, a vascular surgeon, was released on $1,500 bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges including assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and operating under the influence. Prosecutors say the 64-year-old struck...

  • Chairman May 15, 2019 12:34 pm

    MGH Surgeon on Leave After Being Charged With Drunk Driving

    A surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital who was recently arrested for drunk driving after striking three pedestrians has been placed on leave.

  • Chairman May 15, 2019 12:36 pm

    MGH Surgeon Accused of Drunken Driving, Striking Pedestrians

    Dr. Michael Watkins, lead vascular surgeon at Mass General Hospital, is accused of driving drunk and purposely hitting three people as they were crossing the street in the South End last Friday night.

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