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Elms College to Host White-coat Ceremony for DNP Students
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STCC, Dental Society to Host Community Dental Day on Dec. 9
Midwifery Care at Hospitals Associated with Fewer Medical Interventions
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  • February 2009

    The Doctor Is Not In Why Primary Care Faces Growing Shortages

    Dr. Rob Jandl has long known about the shortage of primary-care physicians in Massachusetts. But when he recently conducted a….

    The Great Promise of Personalized Medicine

    A patient is diagnosed with non-small-cell lung cancer. A DNA test costing $1,000 reveals the subtype of his cancer. The….

    How to Fight America’s Obesity Epidemic

    Although President Barack Obama looks trim and fit, the same cannot be said for most Americans, as two-thirds of adults….

    Mission: Ongoing Fallon Community Health Plan Meets Early Goals, but Wants to Build on Its Foundation

    When Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) entered the Western Mass. market just over two years ago, the Worcester-based HMO did….

    Safe Passage Smart Technology Lowers the Risk for Problem Pregnancies

    Dr. Glenn Markenson paused before having his picture taken. “You could take one of our pa-tients instead,” he joked. “They’re….

    After the Attack Women with Cardiac Disease Take Heart from Support Group

    As a cardiopulmonary nurse practitioner at Baystate Franklin Medical Center for the past six years, Kathryn Aubry-McAvoy is no stranger….

    Weighing the Odds When It Comes to Hormone Therapy During Menopause, Every Woman Is Different

    When Dr. Timothy Fitzpatrick started practicing as an ob/gyn in the mid-1980s, hormone-replacement therapy was almost universally recognized as an….

    Healing Touch Mary-Anne DiBlasio Shares Her Passion for Reiki at Western Mass Wellness

    “I just want to say that I was very close to losing my hope, my motivation of continuing to live….

    Medical Real Estate for sale and Lease

    Cleck Here

    Putting the Focus on Prevention That’s the Job Description for Baystate’s Director of Occupational Health

    They’re called ‘flu champions.’ That’s the name Dr. Paul Medrek and other members of his team contrived to describe and….

    Fashion Show to Raise Awareness of Women’s Heart Health

    SPRINGFIELD — The American Heart Assoc. (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, and….

    Make It Count These 10 Mistakes Can Keep You from Reaching Your Full Fitness Potential

    Have you been going to the gym on a regular basis and not achieving the weight loss goals you dream….

    Demanding Work That Is in Demand Social, Demographic Changes Create Opportunities for Physical Therapist Assistants

    Linda Desmarais says that most of those enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Springfield Technical Community College are….

    Career Pulse

    Hirko Named Baystate’s Vascular Surgery Chief SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mark K. Hirko has joined the Department of Surgery at Baystate….

    Work Smarter, Not Harder Non-physician Practitioners Can Help You Get There

    It is an understatement to say that there is a nationwide shortage of doctors. Efforts at the national and state….

    Palmer Resident Celebrates New Year with Hearing Aid

    PALMER — The Audiology Honor Fund at Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers has announced that a Palmer resident has….

    Picture This

    Anger Management At a recent continuing-education seminar at Wing Memorial Hospital, Peter Bishop, a clinical psychologist from the Griswold Behavioral….

    Age-old Question When Should You Begin Receiving Social Security Benefits?

    More than 91% of current retirees receive monthly benefits from the government program known as Social Security. The program is….

    UMass Researchers Discover How Bedbugs Outsmart Chemicals

    AMHERST — Bedbugs, once nearly eradicated in the urban environment, have made a big comeback recently, especially in metro centers….

    Red Cross Prepares to Honor Hometown Heroes

    SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter’s 2009 Hometown Heroes Breakfast will take place on Wednesday, March 18….

    Baystate Announces Heart and Vascular Health Lecture Series

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center will hold its annual Heart and Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of February….

    Baystate Mary Lane to Offer ‘Spa Spectacular’ for Women

    WARE — On Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will host “Spa Spectacular: Women’s….

    HMC Renovates Angiography, Adds Equipment

    HOLYOKE — As part of ongoing efforts to provide a wide range of cutting-edge medical services locally, Holyoke Medical Center….

    Loomis Communities Outreach Raises over $19,000

    WESTERN MASS. — The Loomis Communities has announced that residents and employees have worked collaboratively to raise $19,397 throughout 2008….

    Cooley Dickinson Staff Teach Course at Quality Conference

    NASHVILLE — When the authors of a well-regarded industry guide to clinical Microsystems invited Carol Smith and Shannon Dillard to….

    Jewish Geriatric Services Recognized for Quality Improvement

    LONGMEADOW — Demonstrating a commitment to quality care for the frail, elderly, and disabled, Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) received a….

    Rockridge Residents Skip Dessert to Help Food Bank

    NORTHAMPTON — Rockridge resident Harriet Rogers explains No-Dessert Day in simple terms: “we don’t get so we can give.” Once….

    Baystate to Hold Service of Remembrance for Families Who Have Lost a Child

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital will hold a Service of Remembrance on Sunday, March 29 for all area families who….

    Mass. Medical Society Supports Drug Industry Regulations

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS), in testimony presented recently to the Department of Public Health (DPH), issued its….

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