Current Issues (April 2014)
Volume Businesses – Noted Eye Surgeon Andrew Lam Shows He Has the Write Stuff
China 1944: American lieutenant David Parker and Communist guerilla Lin Yuen have nothing in common except a common enemy —….
HIV and AIDS, Then and Now
On July 3, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued what may be the most stunning report….
The Reality of Physicians Inc.
Last August, I called attention to a survey of nearly 3,500 physicians that found that 60% of physicians would not….
A Healthy Path to Job Growth – Medical Systems Add Their Support to Wellspring Initiative
Bob Demerjian says he saw the ad last fall on a state website featuring job postings. It caught his eye….
It’s Not a Stretch – What’s Behind the Booming Popularity of Yoga?
Armed with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology, Karoun Charkoudian took a good job with ExxonMobil in Houston. But a….
Noteworthy Healing – Certified Music Therapists Strike Some Positive Chords
When U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot at point-blank range in 2011, she lost the ability to speak, as her….
Pain Relief or Placebo? – Studies Cast Doubt on the Use of Glucosamine for Osteoarthritis
When faced with chronic pain, it’s natural to wish for a cure-all pill, one that will take away the discomfort….
Restoring Veterans’ Benefits – Proposed Federal Legislation Could Bring Financial Changes
Despite the high number of veterans with disabilities separating from service, the military is still one of the largest employers….
Greasing the Pipeline – NIH Partnership Targets Treatments for Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases
The National Institutes of Health, 10 biopharmaceutical companies, and several nonprofit organizations recently launched a partnership to transform the current….
The Numbers Tell the Story – Child Abuse Has Long-term Effects on Health and Happiness
It is pretty easy to get people to agree that child abuse, whether physical or sexual, is bad for children…..
Giganto Steps Down as President of Baystate Regional Markets SPRINGFIELD — Chuck Gijanto has resigned as president of Regional Markets for Baystate Health…..
Making a Difference The Melha Shriners who actively support and promote Shriners children’s hospitals across the country, vwere among five….
Are There Holes in Your Policies? – Closing Them Is Key to Weathering an IRS Audit
The Internal Revenue Service in the Western Mass. area has added quite a few new auditors for their Small and….
Quabbin Reservoir to Host Walk of Champions on May 4
WARE — Each year, more than 1,200 walkers meet on the first Sunday in May at the Goodnough Dike at the….
Red Cross Honors 2014 Hometown Heroes
SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter recognized 11 individuals at its Hometown Heroes Breakfast on March 27. The….
Loomis House Nursing Center Recognized for Excellence
HOLYOKE — Loomis Communities has announced that Loomis House Nursing Center has received two deficiency-free surveys from the state Department of….
Baystate, Berkshire Medical Centers Named Among 100 Top Hospitals
SPRINGFIELD, PITTSFIELD — Baystate Medical Center and Berkshire Medical Center were both recently recognized among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by….
D&D Fitness Factory Plans Lifting, 5K Events on April 13
WARE — D&D Fitness Factory, a co-ed training facility in Ware, invites the community to participate in two events on Sunday,….
AMA Issues Grace-period Guide to Assist Physicians
CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) has announced new resources to guide physicians on navigating a little-known rule in the….
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Day Celebrates Life
SPRINGFIELD — Breast-cancer survivors, their families, and friends are invited to celebrate life together at the 17th annual Rays of Hope….
Noble Hospital to Offer Free ‘Compass to Care’ Program
WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital will host a free informational program called “Compass to Care — Navigating the Transition from Hospital to….
Noble Hospital to Sponsor 30th Annual Run & Walk
WESTFIELD — Registration is open for the 30th Annual Noble Hospital 5K Run & Walk for a Noble Cause being held….
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