Current Issues (September 2014)
From Transition to Integration – Making Wing Part of the Baystate System
On Labor Day, Wing Memorial Hospital — the name that’s been over the door of the Palmer institution for more….
Baseball, Youth, and Smokeless Tobacco
The headlines first came with baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. His all-too-early death at 54 was attributed to the….
The Importance of Planning for the End
Physicians undergo years of education and training to promote wellness, cure and heal, and protect life. Yet, we also know….
Fighting Back – Task Force Takes on State’s Daunting Addiction Problem
Tough problems require bold solutions, and opiate addiction has become a tougher problem than ever before in Massachusetts. Responding to….
Extending Its Reach – Holyoke Medical Center Tackles Nutrition, Wellness in the Community
Helen Arnold says there’s a responsibility to being a community hospital in a city struggling with pervasive poverty. For instance,….
Natural Remedies – The Herbarium Dispenses Medicine, Valuable Information
Soft, soothing music plays in the background, and a relaxing smell wafts through the air at the Herbarium in Chicopee,….
Fusion Reaction At This Unique Gym, – Fitness and Fun Are Equal Parts of the Equation
For John Glynn and his staff, Fitness Fusion isn’t just a name – it’s a culture that was established along….
What’s in That Lunchbox? – Back to School Means Back to Good Nutrition Basics
As parents launch into yet another back-to-school season, they’ve already scurried to malls in search of new clothes for their….
Veteran’s Administration Benefits – Proposed Legislation Could Change the Landscape for Some Individuals
As this article is being written, so are drafts of various bills being adjusted in Washington. It appears that, although….
Rest of the Story – Poor Sleep May Be Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
Lack of sleep or waking up several times during the night may be bad for the brain and may increase….
Ahmed Recognized by Becker Hospital Review WARE — Dr. M. Shafeeq Ahmed, acting president and chief operating officer at Baystate Mary….
An Emerging Health Hazard – CDC Sounds the Alarm on Single-use Laundry Detergent Pods
Back in 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report noting that exposure to single-use laundry….
Making a Difference Clara Thatcher, a Hampshire Regional High School student, recently presented a check for $5,605 to the Cooley….
Maximizing Social Security – Having the Right Strategy Can Improve Your Retirement Income
Social Security is an important income source for most retirees. Yet, people tend to overlook how their benefit is calculated….
Momentum Building for 21st Annual Rays of Hope
SPRINGFIELD — This year’s 21st annual Rays of Hope – A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer may still be….
North Adams Commons Receives Quality Award
NORTH ADAMS — The American Health Care Assoc. and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently announced the selection of….
CDH Lecture to Highlight Advances in Diabetes Care
NORTHAMPTON — In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes. Two years earlier, the figures were 25.8….
New Device at Noble Hospital Improves Treatment of Breast Cancer
WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital has introduced a new device that improves the treatment of breast cancer. The BioZorb Tissue Marker helps….
MMS Offers Information on Advance Care Planning
WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society is offering free information on advance care planning, the term that describes the planning people….
BMLH Seeks Community Health Initiative Proposals
WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital (BMLH) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for community health initiatives from area not-for-profit….
Baystate Wins Approval for Determination-of-need Requests
BOSTON — The Mass. Public Health Council approved three determination-of-need (DON) requests to support Baystate Health’s efforts to modernize its facilities….
Rose Sale Celebrates 16 Years of Supporting Cancer Care
WARE — Sept. 10 will mark the 16th anniversary of the annual Shirley Batsie Memorial Rose sale, which features a dozen….
Martini Event to Benefit Melanoma Foundation
SPRINGFIELD — The Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) announced a fund-raising event, “Martinis for Melanoma,” to take place on Sept…..
Kimball Farms Earns Deficiency-free Survey
LENOX — After the state Department of Public Health completed its annual survey at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, it issued….
Goulette Named Executive Director of Red Cross Chapter
SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross of Massachusetts announced the selection of Kim Goulette as the new executive director of the….
UMass Computer Scientist Receives Research Award
AMHERST — Computer scientist Benjamin Marlin of UMass Amherst recently received a five-year, $536,527 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development….
Baystate Ob/Gyn Earns Sixth Consecutive Accreditation
SPRINGFIELD — The physicians of Baystate Ob/Gyn Group Inc. announced that it has been awarded its sixth consecutive accreditation by the….
Cooley Dickinson Receives Gynecologic Excellence Award
NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital was named among the top 10% of the hospitals evaluated as providing outstanding performance in gynecologic….
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