Current Issues (August 2016)
Taking Aim – Medical Community Targets Scourge of Gun Violence
Dr. Ronald Gross doesn’t need to hear any more news reports to convince him that gun violence is a public-health….
Gun Violence Is a Public-health Crisis
Yet another mass shooting has stunned the nation, this time in Orlando, Fla., leaving 49 people dead and another 50….
Men, Take Care of Yourselves
Remember the adage ‘when you’ve got your health, you’ve got just about everything?’ Too many men, unfortunately, have forgotten it,….
Parental Guidance Suggested – ‘You’re the Mom’ Campaign Takes On Childhood Obesity
Here’s a whopper of a statistic: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one-third of U.S. kids….
Getting to the Nut of the Problem – Study Shows Peanut-allergy Prevention Strategy Is Nutritionally Safe
Introducing peanut-containing foods during infancy as a peanut-allergy prevention strategy does not compromise the duration of breastfeeding or affect children’s….
Overcoming Dental Phobia – Patience, Technological Advances Help People Conquer Fear of Treatment
The smell of freshly baked cookies wafts through the office at Dores Dental in Longmeadow, and a ‘comfort menu’ on….
Painful Problem – TMD Causes Discomfort, Dysfunction in Jaw, Mouth
Dr. Matthew Haluch recently had a patient come to his office who could only open her mouth the width of….
Filling a Need – Federal Grant Supports Dental Integration in Pittsfield
Community Health Programs (CHP) will assume sponsorship and operation of Berkshire Medical Center’s (BMC) Dental Clinic, following the awarding of….
Summertime Blues – Risk of Heat-related Health Problems Increases with Age
In the heat of summer, it’s important to be aware of the health risks that higher temperatures can bring. Older….
Financing an ESOP – The Relationship Between Lender and Company Is a Key Factor
In the May 13, 2013 issue of BusinessWest, HCN’s sister publication, we penned an article titled “A Primer on the….
Things One Shouldn’t Forget – Maintain a Watch for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
Q: My mother lives with us now, and I have noticed lately that she is forgetful. There is so much….
Career Pulse – August 2016
Baystate Health Eastern Region Welcomes Campbell PALMER — Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Campbell has joined Baystate Health’s Eastern Region medical….
It Can Happen to You – Implement Fraud, Internal Controls in Your Medical Practice
It can’t possibly happen in our medical practice” — and then it does. A check is written to a mysterious….
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