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SPRINGFIELD — American Interna-tional College and the High School of Science and Technology (HSST) in Springfield have formed an educational….
Ann Marie Martineau remembers well the story of a Polish immigrant who was scheduled to have some blood work done….
The recent decision by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to limit to 80 the number of hours residents….
CHICOPEE — Riverbend Medical Group, the largest private multi-specialty medical group in Western Mass., has opened its new acupuncture therapy….
NORTHAMPTON — Registered nurses at Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) voted 103-19 earlier this month to approve a two-year contract that….
LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) recognized its second class of eight graduates of the Rona and Mike Chase Clinical….
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Orthopedic Associates has appointed Herb Bote, M.D., an expert on knee, shoulder, and sports medicine, to the….
FARMINGTON,Conn. — ConnectiCare Inc. has awarded its 2002 Community Benefit Grant to the Visiting Nurse Assoc. and Hospice of Western….
WESTFIELD — Tariq Malik, M.D. has joined the medical staff at Noble Hospital. Malik is board-certified in three areas: Cardiology,….
SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Michael Albert has assumed office as the new medical director of Operating Rooms at Baystate Medical Center…..
Dental Insurance New Tools, New Benefits Dental Advances Give Patients And Insurers Something To Chew On
delta dental of massachusetts The day approaches when vaccines will prevent the onset of cavities and gum disease, when medical….
BOSTON — Delta Dental of Massachusetts has launched a new online benefit services program for accounts and dentists, one which….
Long-term care (LTC) insurance is a hot topic these days, especially among Baby Boomers who face their parents’ aging —….
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Visiting Nurse Assoc. has named Candace Lusa, RN to lead its Diabetes Self Management Education program…..
SPRINGFIELD — Mason-Wright Retirement Community recently ob- tained recertification of its assisted living residence, Primus Mason Court The recertification was….
LONGMEADOW — Donalyn Gross, who has worked as a death and dying counselor for 26 years and a professional musician….
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Visiting Nurse Assoc. announced the appointments of Diane Packer, RN as clinical coordinator and Deborah Wineberg,….
HOLYOKE— A pinning ceremony staged June 28 in the Forum at Holyoke Community College marked the graduation of 17 students….
To some, the cloning of human beings represents an important, exciting opportunity for science and health to converge in the….
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) announced the appointment of Robert N. Malachowsky, M.D. to the physician staff in the….
Designs On A Better Infrastructure Of Care Cooley Dickinson Hospital Creates New Office of Clinical Affairs
Mary Beth Fairbrother admits that there is a certain amount of redundancy to the phrase ‘patient-centered care’ and a misleading….
WESTFIELD — Francis Horrigan, M.D., FACP, medical director of Noble Hospital, was recently awarded a Certificate of Completion of Study….
SPRINGFIELD — The Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, has announced the honorary chairs for the encore performance of the fund- raising….
When scientists complete the Human Genome Project next year, two years ahead of schedule, it won’t mark an end of….
Biotechnology promises to be one of the top engines of scientific progress in the 21st century — and medical professionals….
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Hospital recently opened a new Pulmonary Rehabilitation program that its creators say provides an important stepping stone….
HOLYOKE — Joseph and Angela Wright, co-chairs of Holyoke Hospital’s $4 million “Yours for Life” campaign, have announced the members….
In a year of tough budget decisions, few entities emerged unscathed from the debate in the state Senate and House….
SPRINGFIELD — Recognizing that it had been meeting only about half of its blood needs through its blood bank, Mercy….
Recognizing a growing concern over the use of expensive perks to influence physicians, the nation’s top coalition of pharmaceutical firms….
Evaluation and management (E&M) utilization review is the most prevalent form of profile analysis done by Medicare intermediary carriers and….
The Changing Face Of Dental Insurance Prevention Is An Emerging Key To Improving Health While Lowering Costs
In uncertain economic times, is dental insurance a benefit for employers to sink their teeth into or an unnecessary cost….
The crunch is becoming a crisis. Despite efforts at the student and professional levels to alleviate an ongoing nursing shortage….
Knowledge is power — and sometimes that power can be dangerous to your health. Of particular concern is a growing….
SPRINGFIELD — Barry C. D. Waite of Granby, an accomplished communications specialist who began his career as a medical researcher,….