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Time Running Short to Register for Oct. 25 Rays of Hope Walk
Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing to Host Artisan Craft Fair, Open House
AMA: More Work To Be Done on Meaningful-use Regulations
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  • Current Issues (OCT 2015)

    Bridging the Gap – Hospitals See Urgent Care as Both Competition and Complementary

    When Baystate Health got into the urgent-care business, Dr. Louis Strauss said, it was overseen by emergency doctors. But it….

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    Also Inside

    Breast Cancer More Treatable Than Ever

    Most women know the numbers: one in eight will develop invasive breast cancer, and it’s the second-most-common cancer (next to….

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    Doctors Can Take Steps to Prevent Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse in the U.S. and in our local communities is growing at an alarming rate. We in the Mass…..

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    Peace of Mind – Magazine Commons Gives Tornado-scattered Residents a Fresh Start

    When an apartment complex owned by the Springfield-based Mental Health Assoc. was destroyed in the 2011 tornado that touched down….

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    Breathing Easy New Screening Can Detect Lung Cancer in Early Stages

    Lung cancer is a dreaded disease. “It’s the most deadly cancer in this country; approximately 225,000 new cases are diagnosed….

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    A Cancer Battle Plan Mike Balise Creates a ‘Strategy for Life’

    M ike Balise has always been a huge New England Patriots fan. He’s had season tickets since 1988, but was….

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    The Next Phase in Northampton – Mass General Cancer Center at CDH Opens Oct. 5

    A ceremonial ribbon-cutting event late last month signified the end of construction of the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley….

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    Building Awareness – Program Promotes Options on Post-mastectomy Breast Reconstruction

    October is upon us, and the annual campaign to increase awareness for breast cancer is in full swing. This disease….

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    It’s a Pink Party – Event Aims to Raise Awareness, Funds for Breast-cancer Research

    By any measure, Sandy Cassanelli is living the American success story at a young age, raising two daughters and serving….

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    Healthcare Proxy vs. MOLST – Do I Need Both Documents to Ensure My Wishes Are Carried Out?

    Remember the Obamacare ‘death panels?’ In the months leading to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Sarah Palin coined….

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    Bad News for Brain Health – NIH Study Shows No Benefit of Omega-3 for Cognitive Decline

    While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial….

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    Ask the Doctor ’Tis the Season -Some Questions and Answers About Flu and Flu Shots

    Q. I’ve never been a big fan of the flu shot ever since I was vaccinated many years ago, then….

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    Career Pulse – October 2015

    Shendell-Falik Named President of Baystate Medical Center SPRINGFIELD — Nancy Shendell-Falik, who for the past two years has served in….

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    Make Business Travel a Pleasure – Know the Rules of the Road for What You Can and Can’t Deduct

    It sounds too good to be true: a conference for continuing medical education (CME) is being held in the beautiful….

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    New Study Questions Benefits of Breakfast as Most Important Meal

    SPRINGFIELD — Nutrition experts have long touted the importance of eating breakfast and not skipping what they consider the most….

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    Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    SPRINGFIELD — Residents of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing were joined recently by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, representatives of Loomis….

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    Bay Path Master of Occupational Therapy Program Receives Recognition

    LONGMEADOW — Enfield Holistic Occupational Therapy, a fieldwork site developed by the Bay Path University Master of Occupational Therapy program….

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    HMC Opens Satellite Location for PT, Rehab Services

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has opened a satellite location for physical-therapy and rehabilitation services at Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness,….

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    Elms, HCC Create Nursing-degree Completion Program for RNs

    CHICOPEE, HOLYOKE — The College of Our Lady of the Elms and Holyoke Community College have partnered to expand nursing-degree….

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    Clinical & Support Options Receives $366,813 Grant

    NORTHAMPTON — Clinical & Support Options Inc. recently received a $366,813 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services….

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    Enhance Your Dance Program Helps Dancers Recover from Injury

    WARE — For many, dance may not come to mind when thinking about sports, but the physical demands placed on….

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    Goodwill Industries to Mark 90 Years

    SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Goodwill Industries of the Pioneer Valley will mark 90 years of service to the….

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    Williamstown Commons Receives Award for Quality

    WILLIAMSTOWN — The American Health Care Assoc. and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently announced the selection of Williamstown….

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    Baystate Franklin Hosts Brain-injury Support Group

    GREENFIELD — The Brain Injury Assoc. of Massachusetts sponsors a Brain Injury Support Group on the fourth Wednesday of each….

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    O’Connell Care at Home to Relocate Office, Expand Services

    HOLYOKE — O’Connell Care at Home announced an agreement to relocate the business’ corporate office to the Holyoke Transportation Center….

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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….

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    Rockridge to Host Second Annual Founders’ Dinner on Oct. 22

    NORTHAMPTON — Rockridge Retirement Community will host its second annual Founders’ Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 22. The evening will open….

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    Documentary About LGBT Aging to Be Screened in Greenfield Oct. 7

    GREENFIELD — Hospice of Franklin County, in collaboration with Greenfield Community College’s Pride Alliance and the National Center for Death….

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