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Toward Their Best Life   The Mental Health Assoc. (MHA) recently announced the launch of its new community support program (CSP), which is part of its BestLife Clinic. The program […]

Co-owners Chris Vianello, Rich Rainone, and Keshawn Warner.

Expanding Their Vision   Chris Vianello said he and his partners at Dazed Cannabis never intended to be the first player on the scene. In fact, their first dispensary in […]

Off on the Right Foot   Did you include better health in your New Year’s resolutions? Health experts at Baystate Health suggest setting realistic goals and prioritizing what is most […]

An Unsustainable Path   The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) recently voted to issue the 2023 Health Care Cost Trends Report and comprehensive policy recommendations. Notably, the HPC reports that […]

A Banking Breakthrough?   Late last month, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee approved the Safe and Secure Enforcement and Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act, clearing the way for a floor vote. […]

The Constant Disconnect       Scott Blumsack is a general manager of Society Cannabis Co., a licensed retailer, wholesaler, and producer of cannabis products in Massachusetts. He oversees 16 […]


‘A Significant Step Forward’   Brianna Wales-Thaxton doesn’t see diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in a vacuum. In fact, she likes to take a long view. “We’re able to […]

Shannon Rudder

More Than a Seminar       Shannon Rudder remembers her “bad boss.” And she never wanted to be one. “What that bad boss did, what stuck out for me, […]

Testing, Testing When Megan Dobro earned a degree in molecular biology from Caltech, she wasn’t thinking about a career in cannabis, which wasn’t even legal in Massachusetts back then. But […]

Payton Shubrick

What’s Next for Cannabis? By the time Payton Shubrick opened the doors to 6 Brick’s Cannabis Dispensary in Springfield last fall, she was well aware of how challenging the business […]

Distributing Tangible Personal Property Can Cause Conflict By Hyman G. Darling, Esq.   Very often in preparing an estate plan, issues arise over the tangible personal property, also known as […]

Ten Tips on How to Approach a Difficult Topic   By the AARP Foundation   The reality is that some conversations are just plain difficult — even with the people […]

Inside This Year’s Planner When BusinessWest and the Healthcare News first started publishing an annual Senior Planning Guide, the idea wasn’t to create a roadmap to the end of life, […]

Journaling Is a Therapeutic Exercise for All Involved Lisa Berezin acknowledged she was moving out of her comfort zone. “Completely out of my comfort zone,” actually. Indeed, she had never […]

Nutrition-minded Older Adults Should Heed These Tips By Kimberly DaSilva with Carrie Taylor and Andrea Luttrell   Your nutritional needs change throughout your lifetime. Some physical changes may impact appetite, […]