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Blood-pressure Screenings Offered Every Morning by ER Staff
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  • February 2003

    Eye On The Future- Baystate’s Vice Chairman Of Surgery Arrives With Some Cutting-edge Ideas

    Dr. Neil Seymour understands the struggles medical professionals face in Massachusetts, from stingy Medicaid reimbursement rates to soaring malpractice costs…..

    Helping Where It’s Needed- Hospitals Must Be Innovative To Treat Uninsured Patients

    Sonia Bouvier can rattle off stories about the choices people make between health and money.   Too many times, she….

    Not Just 9-to-5 Care- New Service At Mercy Offers Pediatricians And Parents Options

    Almost every parent is familiar with the following scenario. It has either happened to them or somebody they know —….

    Editorial Prescription Tax Breeds Confusion,Angers Consumers

    The state’s new prescription tax was never intended to apply to patients. But, thanks to some vagueness and confusion, that’s….

    Opinion The State Needs Strategic Thinking On Health Care

    Massachusetts faces a health care crisis of unprecedented proportions. The number of uninsured people continues to grow, the costs of….

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation Awards Grants

    SPRINGFIELD — Nine health care organizations in Western Mass. were among 48 organizations across the state in January to receive….

    VNA And Hospice Receive Early Maternity Discharge Grant

    SPRINGFIELD — The MassMutual Community Fund of the United Way of Pioneer Valley has approved a $10,000 grant to the….

    Knowledge Is Power- Holyoke Hospital Program Offers Help To Congestive Heart Failure Sufferers

    Two million Americans experience heart failure, and half of those affected with congestive heart failure (CHF) are hospitalized each year…..

    Flu Deaths Are On The Rise- Influenza Is A Growing Problem, And An Aging Population Is Part Of The Reason

    Deaths associated with influenza have increased substantially in the past two decades in the United States, according to an article….

    HealthSouth Honored With Top-10 Rank

    LUDLOW — HealthSouth Rehabilita-tion Hospital of Western Mass. announced that it has been honored for ranking among the top 10 HealthSouth….

    Breaking The Logjam – Health New England Enters Limited Relationship With Sisters Of Providence

    Characterizing the move as a tentative but needed first step, Health New England (HNE), the second-largest health maintenance organization in….

    NICHE Program Receives Funding

    LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Western Mass. to fund a….

    Holyoke Hospital Opens Satellite Blood-drawing Station In Chicopee

    CHICOPEE — Holyoke Hospital’s Laboratory recently opened a blood-drawing station at 260 New Ludlow Road for the convenience of its….

    MHA-led Coalition Sends Message To Congress

    Health Care Leaders Make Unified Appeal To Increase Medicare Reimbursement WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mass. Hospital Assoc. (MHA) led a….

    When The Bones Break Balloons And Cement Highlight A Breakthrough In Spinal Fracture Treatment

    To Dr. Charles Mick, it’s like coming out of the Stone Age.   That’s how he characterized the range of….

    Easing Their Pain New, Minimally Invasive Procedure Offers Hope To Back Pain Sufferers

    Dr. Ronald Paasch holds a pair of long, needle-like appliances in his hands. The shorter appliance, about eight inches long,….

    ‘A Step In The Right Direction’ President Bush Offers Proposals To Rein In Malpractice Awards Nationally

    As Massachusetts and other states struggle with an exodus of doctors and specialists due to soaring malpractice insurance costs, President….

    The Hidden Toxin The Health Effects Of Mold Are Increasingly A Legal Issue In Real Estate

    There are more than a million species of the microscopic fungi that we call mold. They perform a basic biological….

    Navigating The Life Estate Transferring Property To Children Carries Benefits — And Some Risks

    Very often, a person’s home is one of the single largest assets they may own. As a means of attempting….

    The Skinny On The BMI Doctors And Statistics Agree That The Body-mass Index Is A Reliable Weight Gauge

    It’s a health trend that makes the news more often than just about any other: Americans are fatter than ever…..

    Pain Does Equal Gain- High-intensity Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Risk In Men, Study Suggests

    Total physical activity, including various types of exercising, such as running, walking, and weight training, are associated with a reduced….

    Health & Fitness Message In A Bottle? Study: Light-to-moderate Drinking Could Cut Heart Disease Risk In Men

    A 12-year study of 38,077 male health professionals found that men who drank alcohol three or more days per week….

    Life On The Front Lines Consider These Compensation And Retention Strategies For Practice Managers

    Doctors continually struggle with the question of how to compensate and hold onto their practice managers. There are many definitions….

    STCC Graduate Published In Professional Health Journal

    SPRINGFIELD — Susan Alexander of Granby, a 2002 graduate of the Surgical Technology department at Springfield Technical Community College, has….

    Free Car Seat Safety Inspections Available

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Kiwanis Club of Springfield and area KEY Clubs have partnered with the Western Mass. Safe Kids….

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