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Dr. Emily Grandey describes a woman — fictional, but plausible — to show just how serious dementia can be, and….
SPRINGFIELD — It’s not a crime to be a “change bandit,” at least not when it’s for this year’s annual….
CHICOPEE — Thirty employees of the Holyoke Health Center are taking a 10-session Elms College course called “Pathways to Cultural….
There are at least three compelling reasons why physicians must lead in solving the cost problem in health care. First, it really….
In medicine, not everything that makes sense is sensible. Because smoking predisposes to lung cancer, and because advanced lung cancer….
WARE — Country Bank was recently honored at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital for its $35,000 donation to the hospital’s Technology….
SPRINGFIELD — Harvard Pilgrim Health has named Mercy Medical Center to its new “Hospital Honor Roll,” the first such review….
Santamarina Joins Staff at Berkshire Medical Center PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Rodrigo Santamarina,….
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has again been recognized by the American Heart Assoc. for leading the nation in implementing….
WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, a 31-bed community hospital in Ware and a member of Baystate Health, has participated….
In the Philippines, where Dr. Francis Martinez grew up and attended medical school, three out of every four people cannot….
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has received the American Stroke Assoc. (ASA) ‘Get With The Guidelines-Stroke’ (GWTG-Stroke) Silver Performance Achievement….
NORTHAMPTON — Due to increased demand, PET/CT scans are now offered more often at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. In November, CDH….
SPRINGFIELD — The Diagnostic Imaging Department at Mercy Medical Center has added a new open-bore MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) unit….
Peter Straley, CEO of Health New England, has a new role to play as part of what he calls a….
All the World’s an Operating Room Author of Definitive Medical Travel Guide Offers Insight for Med-trippers
When Josef Woodman’s father decided to hop a flight to Mexico for a few months to have some restorative dentistry….
What’s Gonna Work? Teamwork Baystate, Mercy Look to Collaborate to Boost Recruiting for Allied Health Positions
Jean Jackson rattled off the positions like she had done it before. Respiratory therapists. Radiology techs, nuclear medicine techs, and….
A Gentler Approach Initiative Aims to Educate Providers to ‘Child-size’ Radiation Dose in Pediatric Imaging
As medical imaging exams have replaced more invasive procedures, benefiting patients and revolutionizing medicine, Americans’ exposure to medical radiation has….
Imagine, Jeanne Coburn said, a man in his 70s, sitting with his doctor, answering routine medical questions. “In this day….
Sociologists and the media define the Baby Boom generation as those born in the United States between 1946 and 1964…..
On an average day in the U.S., some 30,000 people have an asthma attack. Of those, 5,000 visit the emergency….
Chalk up one for the environment — although not all asthma sufferers are happy about going ‘green.’ The inhalers that….
Sim-ply Generous MassMutual recently made a $150,000 donation to Springfield Technical Community College’s School of Health and Patient Simulation. The….
Changes in health care reimbursement in the last decade have shifted more payment responsibility to patients. Co-pays and deductibles have….
A More Comfortable Hospital Stay Teen Mini Medical School Introduces High-schoolers to Health Careers
Henry Figueredo is the executive director of the Parent Information Center for Springfield Public Schools, and a former elementary school….
WARE — The Baystate Neurodiagnos-tic and Sleep Center has opened a sleep laboratory at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware…..