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  • Current Issues (Aug 2015)

    ARNbuilding
    Down to a Science – Hadley Venture is Opening New Frontiers with Vitamin E

    For some time now, Dr. Barry Tan says, vitamin E suffered from what might be considered a public relations problem….

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    Also Inside

    Guns Pose Critical Public-health Issue

    Deaths and injuries from firearms continue to shine a spotlight on gun violence as a public-health issue. The latest mass….

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    Consumers Are Entitled to the Facts

    America has a proud tradition of empowering consumers. You can walk into any grocery store in the country, pick up….

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    Philosophy with a Purpose – Linda Manor Assisted Living Provides a Continuum of Care

    The architecture and interior design of the newly opened Linda Manor Assisted Living facility in Leeds is breathtaking — and….

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    Round table Refinements – Healthcare Workforce Partnership Aligns

    Anticipating the workforce needs of healthcare providers five, 10, or 20 years down the road doesn’t require a crystal ball…..

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    Going According to Script – WNEU School of Pharmacy Graduates Inaugural Class

    Evan Robinson knows the statistics, and he understands the societal trends and how they all point to one conclusion: it’s….

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    Call to Action – Doctorate Nursing Program at Elms Responds to Workforce Needs

    Healthcare is changing rapidly due to reforms in the system, the aging population, and the growing number of patients with….

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    Aging Behind the Wheel – This Is a Critical Issue That Families Cannot Simply Drive Around

    As we age, many of us may experience diminished eyesight and hearing, slower reflexes, and even some slowing of other….

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    Summer Dangers – Risk of Heat-related Health Problems Increases with Age

    Summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults and people with chronic medical conditions. It is critically important….

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    Career Pulse Aug 15

    River Valley Names Ansel Executive Director HOLYOKE — River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC), a member of Valley Health Systems and affiliate to….

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    Body of Evidence – Melanoma Can Be Checked — If It Is Detected Early Enough

    Q. My twin sister, who is 45, lives in Florida and was just diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. How does melanoma….

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    It All Adds Up – Accounts Receivable Collection Must Be as Effective as Possible

    Medical practices continue to be squeezed with reimbursement cuts and increased overhead expenses. Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems are being….

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    AMA Focuses on Preventing Chronic Diseases Impacting Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. Andrew Gurman, M.D., president-elect of the American Medical Assoc. (AMA), recently addressed efforts at the federal level….

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    Markey, Delegation Call for Greater Access to Opioid Overdose Prevention Treatment

    WASHINGTON — In a letter sent recently to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)….

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    National Brain Tumor Society Applauds Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain-tumor community in the U.S.,….

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    Baystate Wing Hospital Honored for Stroke Care

    PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital has received the Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing….

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    Wheeling for Healing Bike Ride to Raise Funds for Cancer Programs

    GREENFIELD — Registration is now open for the eighth annual Wheeling for Healing bike ride on Sunday, Aug. 16, which supports….

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    Falvey Linen Supply to Open Springfield Facility

    SPRINGFIELD — The city of Springfield and Falvey Linen Supply Inc. have announced a plan for the Rhode Island company to….

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    Baystate Wing Audiology Program Offers Free Screenings at Senior Centers

    PALMER — Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. According to the National Institute on Deafness and….

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    NeJame & Kling Law Offices Cited for Work with Lyme Disease Center

    NORTHAMPTON — Attorneys Julie Kling and Mark NeJame, partners at NeJame & Kling Law Offices of Florence and Northampton, were recently….

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    AIC Nursing Student Saves Dad’s Life with Prompt CPR

    SPRINGFIELD — Life changed dramatically for American International College (AIC) nursing student Bonnie Shallbetter and her father, John Shallbetter, on April….

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    Cooley Dickinson Hospital Awards Nursing Scholarships

    NORTHAMPTON — Each year, Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) makes nursing scholarships available thanks to the generosity of donors who wish to….

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    Information Session on Earned Sick Time Slated for Aug. 6

    HADLEY — The Greater Northampton, Amherst Area, and Greater Easthampton chambers of commerce will host an informational session on the earned-sick-time….

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    Greenfield Savings, Baystate Franklin Auxiliary Boost BFMC Campaign

    GREENFIELD — The “Keeping Care Local” campaign for Baystate Franklin Medical Center, now underway to raise community support for the hospital’s….

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation to Present Grant Guidelines

    BOSTON — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is set to present the grant guidelines for the next phase….

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    Spending for Children’s Healthcare Rising Quickly

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Spending on healthcare for children (birth to age 18) covered by employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) grew an annual average of….

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    HMC Recognized for Excellence in Stroke Care

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has received three national and state awards for excellence in stroke care, including the American….

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    Elms College Initiative to Improve Health Equity in Western Mass.

    CHICOPEE — Elms College has received a new grant of more than $500,000 to improve health equity in Western Mass. by….

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    CMS, AMA Announce Efforts to Help Healthcare Providers Get Ready for ICD-10

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — With fewer than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical….

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    Most Physicians in U.S. Still Work in Small Practices

    CHICAGO — Despite challenges posed by a changing healthcare landscape, a new study by the American Medical Assoc. (AMA) on physician-practice….

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    Baystate Noble Hospital Slates 51st Anniversary Ball for Oct. 17

    WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital is preparing for the 51st Anniversary Noble Ball co-chaired by the Queenin family: Kevin, Barbara, Jay,….

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    Mercy Announces $500,000 Gift for Cancer Center Capital Campaign

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center announced that Balise Motor Sales has made a $500,000 gift to Transforming Cancer Care – The….

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    Springfield College Professor’s Documentary Earns Telly Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Associate Professor of Communications Jody Santos’ documentary titled No One Left Behind, a film that chronicles the work….

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    Respiratory Therapist Offers Cleaning Tips for CPAP Users

    SPRINGFIELD — For those who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, taking care of their CPAP machine is an important part….

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