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Genesis to Host Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program
Gov. Baker Enlists Medical Schools in Combating Opioid Epidemic
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  • Current Issues (Sep 2015)

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    Not A Primary Concern – For These Young Doctors, There Was a Clear Career Path

    When asked about why students in medical school are shying away from careers in primary care, Dr. Gina Luciano was….

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    Also Inside

    How Personal Finance Affects Physician Health

    Many of the distressed medical students, residents, and practicing physicians who make their way to us at Physician Health Services….

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    A Tan Is Not a Sign of Health

    Let’s put it out there — I’m a fair-skinned redhead who grew up believing a tan was a sign of….

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    Something Else to Chew On – The Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco Are Leading to Calls for Action

    Professional baseball players can be seen using smokeless tobacco during televised games. But many major-league players, including Hall of Famer….

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    Not Feeling Well – Implementation of Sick-leave Law Frustrates Employers

    As new laws go, this one is causing employers to feel … well, a little sick. “I would say many….

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    Amplifying Potential – Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech Set the Tone for positive Results

    The brick building sits quietly on top of a hill in Northampton, and few signs point to its location or….

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    Making Sound Decisions – Some Practical Advice on How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid

    Perhaps you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid, but you’re worried about how it will look or whether it will….

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    Tips of the Tongue – Advocacy Group Offers 10 Ways to Support a Child Who Stutters

    When a school-age child stutters, he or she may experience challenges not typically faced by other children. Fortunately, there are….

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    Dementia and Will Contests – The Condition Creates Special Estate-planning Considerations

    Most people have had some experience with a family member or friend who suffers from dementia. The term is used….

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    Ready or Not – NIH-commissioned Report Details Effect of Aging Baby Boomers

    While rates of smoking and excessive drinking have declined among older Americans, prevalence of chronic disease has risen, and many….

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    Beyond Heartburn – Often, Symptoms Can Indicate Greater Gastrointestinal Problems

    Q. Like many people, I suffer from heartburn occasionally and always keep a bottle of antacids handy. Recently, I asked….

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    Career Pulse – Sep 2015

    Kovalchik to Manage – Center for Behavioral Health HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has announced the appointment of John Kovalchik as….

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    Advice — on the House – Strict Rules Govern Deductibility of Home Office Expenses

    Many of us find ourselves working from home either out of necessity or by choice. This can be especially true….

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    Jewish Geriatric Services Rebrands with New Name, Logo

    LONGMEADOW — Continuing a journey of transformation that started years ago, Jewish Geriatric Services Inc. (JGS) announced that the organization is….

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    Berkshire Osteopathic Health Joins Berkshire Health Systems

    PITTSFIELD — In a move that will help to ensure continued and expanded access to primary care and osteopathic health services….

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    Baystate Blood Donor Mobile Coming to Ware on Sept. 9

    WARE — Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and just one donation can help save two lives. With….

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    BCC, Elms Create Unique Weekend Program in Social Work

    PITTSFIELD, CHICOPEE — Berkshire Community College (BCC) and Elms College in Chicopee have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing qualified BCC….

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    Fallon Health Expands Services in Western Mass.

    WORCESTER — Fallon Health, a not-for-profit healthcare-services organization, announced it is strengthening its commitment to the people it serves in Western….

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    Two Baystate Hospitals Recognized for Promotion of Organ Donation

    WESTFIELD, WARE — Baystate Noble Hospital and Baystate Mary Lane Hospital are among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers….

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    Physician Groups Band Together to Address Opioid Crisis

    WALTHAM — Led by the American Medical Assoc., (AMA), with participation from the Mass. Medical Society (MMS), the nation’s physicians have….

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    Bay Path Welcomes Largest-ever Master of Occupational Therapy Class

    LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University’s master’s program in occupational therapy welcomed 160 students to campus on Monday, July 27, for a….

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    National Grant Will Improve Training in Geriatrics

    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Maura Brennan, program director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Baystate Health, has been awarded a three-year, $2.25….

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    Cooley Dickinson Recognized for Heart-attack Treatment

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) received the Mission: Lifeline Silver Referring Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality-improvement measures outlined….

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    HMC Receives Two Hyperbolic Chambers for Treatment of Serious Chronic Wounds

    HOLYOKE — In preparation for the opening of Holyoke Medical Center’s Wound Care Center this fall, two hyperbaric oxygen chambers were….

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    Shriners to Host Walk for Love Walkathon and Barbecue

    SPRINGFIELD — Come celebrate the 90th anniversary of Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield at the sixth annual Walk for Love….

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    KEVS Foundation Supports CHD Program

    SPRINGFIELD — Susan Canning and representatives of KEVS Foundation presented a check recently to Nancy Bazanchuk, Disability Resources Program director for….

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