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UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield
JGS Continues Alzheimer’s Lecture Series on March 30
NAMI Western Mass. Art Show Reception Slated for April 5
Healthcare Marketing Symposium Slated for April 7
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  • April 2007

    A Critical Crossroads Hospitals Care for Today’s Patients in Yesterday’s ERs

    The trends have been widely reported in health care for years: a rapidly aging population, combined with advances in technology….

    Prescription for Trouble Abuse of Pharmaceutical Drugs Rising among Teenagers

    While beginning to research this story about the rise of prescription drug abuse among teenagers, The Healthcare News visited Google….

    Health New England Plans Receive Connector Seal of Approval

    SPRINGFIELD — The Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority has granted its Connector Seal of Approval to five Health New England….

    Tufts Decision Demonstrates the Misguided Policies of Managed Care

    For all the uncertainties associated with modern medicine, most people continue to believe in the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship….

    Health Care Costs Are Everyone’s Concern

    Suddenly, everyone is concerned about the cost of health insurance. Massachusetts municipalities are raising taxes, cutting services, and even contemplating….

    Baystate Schedules Saturday Mammogram

    SPRINGFIELD — Women who are overcommitted with busy work schedules or family obligations, and thus haven’t had the time to….

    Step Out for Hospice Changes Date

    SPRINGFIELD — Those planning their fundraising walk schedules in anticipation of the warmer spring and summer weather should note that….

    Second Annual Walk of Champions Slated

    WARE — John O’Neill, girls field hockey coach at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, is once again busy….

    Gottsegen Named HMC’s New Chief of Pediatrics

    HOLYOKE — Dr. David Gottsegen has been elected chief of Pediatrics at Holyoke Medical Center. A graduate of Brown University,….

    Mercy Hospice Seeks Volunteers

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Hospice, a program of Sisters of Providence Care Centers Inc., is seeking volunteers to visit with patients….

    Full Health Plan Rules Are Put Off

    BOSTON — The board that oversees the state’s landmark health insurance law voted recently to delay key elements by 18….

    Hospital Use of IT Continues to Increase

    The American Hospital Assoc. has released a survey showing that hospitals across the country are embracing health information technology (IT)….

    Noble Hospital Recognized on Nationally Broadcast Video

    WESTFIELD — Already the recipient of a statewide award for excellence, the medical reconciliation process at Noble Hospital has been….

    More Volunteers Needed at CDH

    NORTHAMPTON — As Cooley Dickinson Hospital prepares to unveil 116,000 square feet of new space this month, Volunteer Services Director….

    Ceremony Kicks Off Children’s Oral Health Program

    SPRINGFIELD — Dentists, oral health advocates, early childhood care providers and educators, and oral health officials joined Partners for a….

    Holden Homecare Expands into Western Mass. Region

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age of Western Mass. residents increased by exactly one….

    Nominations Sought for Compassionate Caregiver Award

    BOSTON — The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center is soliciting nominations for its ninth annual Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award…..

    Allies in Recovery Featured on HBO Special

    SUNDERLAND — Allies in Recovery (AIR), a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the family members and friends of those with….

    Running for Their Lives Go FIT Marks Two Years of Promoting Physical Fitness

    In the brochure Susan Jaye-Kaplan hands out to promote Go FIT, the logo features three words below the title: walking,….

    Food as Medicine Mercy’s Clinical Nutrition Manager Serves Up Change

    Young Hee Kim’s office is a room right off the Mercy Medical Center cafeteria. But she spends much more time….

    Brushing to the Beat Researchers Find Link Between Dental Health and Heart Health

    Not everyone takes their dental health to heart. Maybe they should. A study reported last month in the New England….

    Tasty but Sometimes Deadly Why Are Peanut Allergies So Common among Children Today?

    Call it too much of a good thing. It’s a common lament of parents these days: “I had never heard….

    A Hidden Household Danger Take These Steps to Avoid Mold Allergies

    If you have an allergy that never ends when seasons change, you may be allergic to the spores of molds….

    No Need for Needles Liquid Allergy Drops Slowly Gaining a Foothold

    For people being treated for allergies, it can be somewhat of a pain to be subjected to shots about once….

    Picture This

    Going Digital Nearly 100 people attended the March 14 open house for Wing Memorial Hospitals digital mammography suite. Wing Memorial….

    Avoiding Costly Tax Traps Changing the Legal Entity of Your Practice Is a Complex Matter

    As I wrote last month, deciding which legal form of entity to practice under involves weighing the various pros and….

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