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BFMC Offers Cardiac-risk Cholesterol Screening on April 8
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Survey: Technology Plays ‘Supporting Role’ in Optimal Patient Experience
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  • Current Issues (April 2015)

    Noble Pursuit – Community Hospital Explores Affiliation with Baystate Health

    Nine years ago, Baystate Health was in serious talks to bring Noble Hospital into its system, but the potential deal….

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    Also Inside

    Value of Vaccines Can’t Be Overstated

    Fifteen years ago, the U.S. declared measles eliminated from this country because of an effective vaccine, high immunization rates, and….

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    Researchers Ask: What Makes Our Brain Human?

    Humans’ most unique traits, such as speaking and abstract thinking, are rooted in the outer layer of our brains called….

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    Diagnosing the Problem – Healthcare, IT Experts Discuss How Their Worlds Are Colliding

    When the federal government gave physicians a deadline to implement electronic medical records (EMR) in their practices, they were met….

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    Saving Face – Injectable Cosmetic Drugs Can Help Turn Back the Clock

    Many people would like to change the way they look, and over the past five years, women have spent more….

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    It’s Not a Stretch – Cancer Patients, Survivors Are Discovering the Benefits of Yoga

    After being diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago, Tina Stevens underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. “From that,….

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    Boning Up on Osteoporosis – Early Diagnosis Is Key to Effectively Treating the Disease

    W hile most women know that osteoporosis weakens bones over time, often to the extent that simple daily activities can….

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    Thinking Ahead – Does My Adult Child Need a Legal Guardian After I’m Gone?

    As children near their 18th birthdays, parents often worry and wonder about how they will fare as independent adults. When….

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    Portal to Progress – NIH Leads Partnership to Speed Alzheimer’s Drug Development

    A public-private partnership led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to transform and accelerate drug development achieved a significant….

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    Career Pulse

    Holyoke Medical Center HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center, announced the promotion of Carl Cameron….

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    Screen Gems – You’re Turning 50; That Means It’s Time for a Colonoscopy

    Q. Several of my friends are turning 50 and have all scheduled their first colonoscopy together. But I’m just too….

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    Alternative Thinking – Interest in the Roth 401(k) Option Continues to Expand

    Roth 401(k)s offer employees the ability to pay taxes now and enjoy tax-free growth of their retirement plan assets just….

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    O’Connell Lends Support to HHS Gay-Straight Alliance

    HOLYOKE — O’Connell Care at Home, a leading home-healthcare provider in the Pioneer Valley, provided uniforms for the Holyoke High….

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    Red Cross Celebrates Hometown Heroes at Annual Breakfast

    SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts and members of the community came together on March 19 for….

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    Baystate Offers Caregivers Advice on Patient Safety

    SPRINGFIELD — The ultimate healthcare experience can best be achieved when patients take an active role in their treatment by….

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    Singer-songwriter Chris Gagnon to Perform at Walk of Champions

    WARE — Ever since he was 6 years old, Chris Gagnon’s life has been punctuated by his passion for music…..

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    Westfield State to Host Second Annual Relay for Life

    WESTFIELD — Following up last year’s successful event, Westfield State University will host its second annual Relay for Life on….

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    Comedy Night to Benefit Children’s Charities

    SPRINGFIELD — Smith & Wesson Corp. will host its annual live comedy show to support two local children’s charities, Shriners….

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    AIC Offers Family Nurse Practitioner Program

    SPRINGFIELD — The new Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at American International College (AIC) is a unique program that expands….

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    Cooley Dickinson Announces Nursing Scholarships

    NORTHAMPTON — Do you know a young person who is interested in pursuing a career in nursing? Cooley Dickinson will….

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    Springfield College PT, OT Students Volunteer in Haiti

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Physical Therapy Professor Dawn Roberts and a group of 11 physical-therapy and occupational-therapy students recently took….

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    Loomis House Nursing Center staff celebrate the facility’s perfect score from the Department of Public Health

    HOLYOKE — The Loomis Communities announced that the Loomis House Nursing Center has received the maximum favorable score on reviews….

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    Local Lawyer to Lead Series on Elder Law, Estate Planning

    HOLYOKE — Attorney Karen Jackson of Jackson & Torrone, P.C., will lead a series of classes on elder law and….

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