Current Issues (October 2016)
Numbers That Leap Off the Page – Growing Popularity of Trampoline Parks Leads to Jump in Injuries
There are kids playing trampoline dodgeball, young people bouncing alone or with a friend or adult, teens testing their skills….
The Misconceptions Surrounding Obesity
For more than a decade, obesity has been recognized as an epidemic condition in the U.S., and the numbers certainly….
Recognizing the Devastating Impact of Opioid Use
Used properly, the prescription pain pills known as opioids can be highly effective. They are also highly addictive. Last week,….
Exercise in Problem Solving- ECG Engineers Answers to Workplace-injury Issues
When Shaun McConkey arrived at South Deerfield-based Pelican Products as director of operations a year ago, he found a company….
Lighting a Path
Assoc. for Community Living Unveils New Name, VVM Partnership In a time of change for what, until recently, was known….
Difficult Decisions – Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Involve Personal Choice
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. “It’s a complicated disease,….
The Big Reveal – Genetic Counseling, Testing Can Be a Powerful — but Scary — Tool
Knowledge is power. It can also be frightening. Genetic counseling and testing for cancer is a perfect example. Those are….
Taking Flight – NCI Embraces Scientific Road Map to Meet Cancer Moonshot Goals
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently accepted the recommendations of a blue-ribbon panel on 10 scientific approaches most likely to….
Many Miles to Go – New Report Reveals Gaps, Barriers in Pediatric Cancer Research
A first-of-its-kind joint report from the American Cancer Society and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer — compiling the latest information….
Changing with the Times – Progress Brings Some New Approaches on Breast Cancer
Q: I am a 30-year breast-cancer survivor who, over the years, has attempted to keep up to date on the….
2016 or 1984? – Employee-monitoring Technology Raises Questions of Privacy
Imagine a piece of technology, so small it could be mistaken for a credit card, that tracks every movement an….
Staying a Step Ahead – NIH Award Expands Landmark Alzheimer’s Biomarker Study
The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) — the long-running study, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), investigating brain….
Career Pulse – Oct 16
Jobbins Offers Care in Baystate Eastern Region PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital announced that Dr. Kathryn Jobbins, has joined the….
Cloud Coverage – Before Moving Services to This Environment, Do Your Homework
Cloud computing and data storage offer business owners significant benefits over classic, on-site methodologies. From global access to multi-device integration,….
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