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When the economy sours, says Hank Porten, financial and physical health go hand in hand. And not in a good….
An article in the New Yorker earlier this year by Dr. Atul Gawande explained the rationale for creating a national….
As a physician who has specialized in medical oncology for four decades, I know well how death and dying can….
Mike Foss says he felt “almost dizzy” at the ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new dental clinic at Springfield Technical Community….
SPRINGFIELD — Citing rising costs, a shrinking endowment, and sharp decreases in donations, the Shriners Hospitals are considering closing six….
To Screen or Not to Screen? Two Major Studies on Prostate Cancer Leave Plenty of Questions Unanswered
Two studies that were expected to answer some long-standing questions about prostate cancer may have only further muddied the water…..
Breast-cancer surgery is always an anxious time, and the decision between a mastectomy and a lumpectomy often a difficult one…..
Spring is a time of growth, renewal, and hope. It’s also the time for the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Evening….
While death rates from cancer continue to drop among African-Americans, the group continues to be diagnosed at more advanced stages….
All Washed Up Students from Smith Vocational High School’s health technology class recently faced off against adults representing the business….
Catching Up on Some Reading Pediatric Hospitalist Masters the Art of Understanding His Young Patients
Dr. Wayne Hioe calls it “the art and science of reading children.” This is the essence, or a big part….
Why do so many people fail at achieving their body transformation goals? You know what it’s like. You’ve tried everything….
BOSTON — Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) recently released the organization’s fifth annual Quality Insights: Clinical Quality in Primary Care….
Many seniors are self-sufficient and independent people with strong wills and character to match. However, it is not easy to….
Charest Board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Care SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Shawn Charest of Mercy Medical Center has earned board certification….
Connie Pettengill says that among the many expected highlights of a May 7 Medical Assistant Alumni Reunion at Springfield Technical….
As a country, we are going through some very difficult economic times. We face regular reminders of this as we….
WARE — To celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week last month, phlebotomists, laboratory technologists, and technicians at Baystate Mary Lane….
SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter recently honored 10 individuals at the 7th annual Hometown Heroes Award….
SPRINGFIELD — American International College will recognize 71 nursing students at its annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony on May 17. The….
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) recently tested a Surgical Safety Checklist developed by a team of clinical experts….
HADLEY — “A Celebration of Strength, Hope, and Compassion,” a benefit for Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Cancer Care Program, will be….
BELCHERTOWN — The Rapid Care Clinic, a Baystate Medical Practice located at 95 Sargent St. in Belchertown, has expanded its….
CANTON, Mass. — In a move to unite the power and influence of America’s leading direct-care RN organizations, the Mass…..
WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society is applauding the decision of the Suffolk Superior Court in legal action filed by….
WARE — Country Bank has taken the lead in honoring Baystate Mary Lane Hospital’s centennial with a donation of $100,000….
HOLYOKE — As part of its ongoing “Dessert with the Docs” community-education series, Holyoke Medical Center will present a special….
WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) and Alliance Charitable Foundation announced that it has awarded grants to three Western….
NORTHAMPTON — The Gardens Neighborhood for Memory Support at Rockridge Retirement Community will host Joanne Koenig Coste, an internationally recognized….
WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital’s Community Outreach Department, in conjunction with Baystate Medical Center’s Parent Education Department in Springfield,….
HOLYOKE — Several children will receive financial aid to attend the Mont Marie Child Care Center thanks to the generosity….