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UMMS primary care physician explains ACA changes in 2014

UMMS primary care physician explains ACA changes in 2014

In this Expert’s Corner, primary care physician Ron Adler reviews improvements the Affordable Care Act is bringing to preventive care on New Year’s Day.

UMMS team: Some states will face roadblocks in creating Basic Health Program

UMMS experts say it could be a challenge for some states to establish the Basic Health Program, an option under the Affordable Care Act that could make health insurance more affordable.

Winter Ball fundraiser spotlights CANDO Clinic

Winter Ball fundraiser spotlights CANDO Clinic

Nathan Mehlhouse was diagnosed with autism at age 5 and has shown significant progress since his parents began taking him to UMass Medical School’s Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) Clinic, which was the beneficiary of the Fund-A-Need auction at the 2013 Winter Ball on Dec. 6.

Telegram: Family grateful for newborn screening that saves lives

Telegram: Family grateful for newborn screening that saves lives

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette featured UMass Medical School’s New England Newborn Screening Program in a front-page story on Dec. 9. UMMS is co-hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of Massachusetts newborn screening at the State House

Pagoto shares tips to avoid piling on holiday pounds with #UMassMedChat

Pagoto shares tips to avoid piling on holiday pounds with #UMassMedChat

Weight loss expert Sherry Pagoto, PhD, shared tips to avoid piling on holiday pounds in a #UMassMedChat hosted on UMMS's Twitter channel, @UMassMedNow.

UMMS health policy strategist honored with occupational medicine lifetime achievement award

UMMS health policy strategist honored with occupational medicine lifetime achievement award

UMass Medical School’s Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, has been honored with the Harriet Hardy Award for lifetime achievement from the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

New look for UMMS homepage

New look for UMMS homepage

You’ll notice a fresh look to the umassmed.edu homepage, a first step in the rollout of a new content management system for UMass Medical School.

UMMS employees honored for service

UMMS employees honored for service

Commitment, service, selflessness and loyalty were among the attributes recognized at UMass Medical School’s 35th Annual Service Awards Dinner Celebration, where 259 employees were honored.

Universities can help state Medicaid programs manage health care transformation

Universities can help state Medicaid programs manage health care transformation

Partnerships between universities and state Medicaid programs may help serve the missions of both, according to a column in Academic Medicine by UMass Medical School health policy expert Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, and Andrew Bindman, MD, director of the California Medicaid Research Institute at the University of California Medical School.

Photography exhibit highlights ‘nuances of light’

Embracing Light, a photography exhibit by Scott Erskine, will be on display on the first floor of the Lamar Soutter Library from Monday, Dec. 9, through Friday, Jan. 31. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m.

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