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Baystate Franklin Medical Center Hosts Brain-injury Support Group
Elms College Initiative to Improve Health Equity in Western Mass.
Greenfield Savings Bank, Baystate Franklin Auxiliary Boost BFMC Campaign
Fireworks Can Be Fun, but Not for Dogs
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  • Current Issues (June 2015)

    The Search for Traction – Healthcare-related Startups Look to Accelerate Their Growth

    When a hotel guest engages in conversation with the staffer charged with cleaning his or her room, Daniel Koval says,….

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    Also Inside

    Diabetes Remains a Persistent Epidemic

    It doesn’t grab as many headlines as Ebola, the recent measles outbreak, or other infectious diseases, but its reach and….

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    Psychiatric Disorders, Substance Abuse Often Go Hand in Hand

    Co-occurring mental-illness and substance-use disorders in the same individual are shockingly common. Nearly 60% of people with substance-use disorders also….

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    Making Her Case – Jo-Ann Davis Becomes First General Counsel for Baystate System

    When Baystate Health administrators decided last fall to move ahead with plans to hire the system’s first chief general legal….

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    Life-changing Stories – BHS Adopts Unique Program Aimed at Underserved Populations

    David Phelps was stunned when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes shortly after a blood screening at Berkshire Health….

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    Healing Oasis – CLINIC Alternative Medicines Takes a Holistic Approach

    The journey to health at CLINIC Alternative Medicines begins when people enter the door. Candles are set on the steps….

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    Pain Relief, Naturally – Hydrotherapy Tubs Offer Comfort During Labor, Childbirth

    Of the adjectives one might use to describe labor and childbirth, calm might not be the first that comes to….

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    HealthCare Law – Marijuana Use in Elder Facilities – Individuals are Caught Between a State and a Federal Place

    Imagine your aunt Sarah, 84 years old, three-year resident of an assisted-living facility in a small Massachusetts city. She is….

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    Good to the Bone – Myriad Medications Are Available to Treat Osteoporosis

    If you’re undergoing osteoporosis treatment, you’re taking a step in the right direction for your bone health. But perhaps you….

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    Ask the Doctor – The Rest of the Story – In Many Ways, Sleep Is Important to Your Overall Health

    Q. After reading and hearing so much in the news lately about sleep, I’ve become concerned regarding the sleep patterns….

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    Career Pulse – HMC Names Sullivan to Corporate Director Role

    HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center (HMC), named Sue Sullivan corporate director of system transformation initiatives…..

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    It’s Not Child’s Play – Tax Benefits of Hiring Your Children to Work in Your Practice

    Although the unemployment figures have improved, it can still be difficult in the current job market for some college students….

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    Picture This

    Donation Drive During the month of March, Country Nissan donated $10 for every Altima or Versa Note  est driven, and $100….

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    Mass. Medical Society Adopts Policies at Annual Meeting

    BOSTON — Resolutions on the reproductive risks of medical marijuana use, maintenance of certification for physicians, the dangers of liquid nicotine,….

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    Jewish Geriatric Services Breaks Ground on Sosin Center

    LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) recently broke ground for the Sosin Center for Rehabilitation, a new short-stay rehab center that….

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    BMLH Announces Summer Support Groups

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital recently announced its summer support-group listings. Although support and self-help groups can vary greatly, they….

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    River Valley Slates Run/Walk Event for June 13

    HOLYOKE — The River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC), an affiliate of Holyoke Medical Center and member of Valley Health Systems, will….

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    STCC, WNEU, Bay Path Team Up for Interprofessional Day

    SPRINGFIELD — Students from Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), Bay Path University, and Western New England University (WNEU) worked together across….

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    CDH Earns Patient Safety Excellence Award

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that honors hospital performance in the….

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    Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Marks 20th Anniversary

    SPRINGFIELD — The Loomis Communities’ recent spring reception honored the founding board of directors of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing on….

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    Understand Cancer’s Many Risk Factors

    You have cancer” are words that patients likely fear the most to hear. The future instantly becomes uncertain, treatments can….

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