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Ron St. Peter, a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, had a steady career with good benefits. But something….
It’s called ‘specialized long-term care.’ That’s an industry term, and maybe the most expeditious way to categorize the services provided….
SPRINGFIELD — Results from a research study initiated at the Breast Care Center at Mercy Medical Center hold promise that….
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Brightside for Families and Children and Behavioral Health Network Inc. (BHN) recently announced an agreement that will….
The closest you can come to heresy in today’s health care policy debate is to suggest that managed care can….
There is something that Gov. Deval Patrick’s newly minted — and desperately needed — Office of the Child Advocate needs….
SPRINGFIELD — Life Laboratories has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists….
PALMER — The Quaboag Valley VNA (QVVNA) of Wing Memorial Hospital has been named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite, a….
Sheth Targets Prevention at Cardiovascular Practice HOLYOKE — When he recently joined Hampden County Cardiovascular Associates, Dr. Nirav Sheth said….
GREENFIELD — Baystate Health has concluded its search for a new president to lead Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Trish Hannon, senior….
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center will host its 11th Annual Breast Cancer Survivors’ Day, “Celebrating Life,” on Saturday, April 12,….
SPRINGFIELD — Identifying and developing wellness techniques and spiritual resources to address the impact of compassion fatigue on health care….
SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has been approved for Bariatric Surgery Accreditation by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation….
WALTHAM, Mass. — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS), which recently offered testimony before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary on….
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The president-elect of the Mass. Medical Society put forth five recommendations to improve primary care medicine and….
During a trip to Cusco, Peru in 2005, Dr. Simone Topal blogged about meeting a 9-year-old girl named Ocdulia, who….
‘It Sounds Like Science Fiction’ UMass Researcher Wants to Turn Bacteria into Cancer-fighting Robots
Neil Forbes, an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering at UMass Amherst, has received a four-year grant of more than $1….
Pictures, Carolyn Ruszala says, can be intimidating. Especially when it comes to the photographs that grace the covers of books….
They’re called ‘lunchtime procedures,’ and they’re not just for the Hollywood set anymore.Treatments such as Botox injections, ultrasound facials, and….
Pam Roberts wrote about prayers — for help, for endurance, for the cancer to retreat … and for the chance….
Michaelan Burke was 13, and her teen years were not getting off to the best of starts. “I was getting….
Being a hospital patient typically means a loss of control — particularly for a child. That’s why having a dog….
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, when scientists were making the discoveries that would lead to LASIK surgery, the idea….
A cataract is an opacification, or clouding, of the natural lens inside of the eye. The lens helps someone focus….
There is a changing paradigm in health care, referred to as consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs), which is presenting a significant….
Radio Days The success of the 94.7 WMAS Children’s Miracle Network Telethon gave people plenty of reason to smile. Above….
SPRINGFIELD — This year’s 7th annual 94.7 WMAS Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon not only broke a record by raising $201,000….
Preparing the ‘Nurse of the Future’ STCC, UMass, Baystate Receive Grant for Program Focusing on Core Competencies
Mary Tarbell calls it “a framework for the future of nursing education and practice in Massachu-setts.” That’s how she described….
WARE — The day itself was cold and snowy; seven inches of new snow fell to the ground that day,….