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When word came down that Shriners Hospital for Children might close its doors in Springfield, what followed felt a little….
In 2004, I wrote about issues surrounding older drivers, as accidents caused by elderly motorists resulting in multiple deaths focused….
Massachusetts is about to write the next chapter of health care reform. We have achieved near-universal access, which was the….
When Charles (Chad) Mullin was manager of public relations and marketing for Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, he would….
To officials at Mercy Medical Center who recently cut the ribbon on the hospital’s new intermediate care unit, the space….
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center took two major steps toward the future recently, launching foundation work for its planned $246….
Dr. Matthew Sadof emphasizes something he calls the ‘rule of twos’ to determine when to seek professional help for asthma.“If….
So you have an allergy. What to do? The best way to curb an allergic reaction, obviously, is to get….
On November 28, 2005, my office was bombarded with calls and questions after the national media began flogging a story….
Each year, many Americans are stung by insects. For most, these stings mean pain and discomfort generally lasting only a….
Rheumatologist Blier Joins Children’s Hospital Staff SPRINGFIELD — Pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Peter Blier has joined the Department of Pediatrics at….
Variety Is the Spice of His Life This Emergency-room Physician Wears Many Different Hats — and All of Them Fit
When Dr. Richard Gerstein came to Ware’s Mary Lane Hospital in 1989 for service as an emergency-room physician, he arrived….
Susan Guyer says that many of those who enroll in Springfield College’s four-year Athletic Training program do so with visions….
Is It Time to Update the Estate Plan? Consider These Triggering Events to Avoid Potentially Disastrous Results
One of the most significant gifts that you can give your family members is a well-planned estate that saves them….
Expanding the Talent Pool The Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Program operated by Training Resources of America Inc. (TRA) recently graduated….
It is common practice of many physicians and dentists to strip out most, if not all, of the cash in….
Is Your Fitness Program Effective? Here Are Seven Secrets to Getting Maximum Results in Minimum Time
If you’ve tried more than a few fitness programs in the past and continue to fail time and time again,….
LONGMEADOW — There are unique features that make a place a ‘home,’ and the ability to identify these components and….
NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Childbirth Center has received a certificate of intent from the UNICEF/World Health Organization Baby-Friendly USA….
WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health in strong support of Senate….
WARE — The influenza virus, MRSA, Lyme disease, or GI illness (the stomach flu) can happen any time of the….
BELCHERTOWN — The Rapid Care Clinic, a Baystate Medical Practice located at 95 Sargent St., Route 9, in Belchertown, has….
HOLYOKE — For Dr. Kevin Hulseberg, a little patience paid big dividends for his patients. Although in May, Hulseberg became….
SPRINGFIELD — Sometimes, with shows like Grey’s Anatomy and House on the air — their respective characters routinely spitting out….
GREENFIELD — Four physicians and one nurse practitioner who are on staff at Baystate Franklin Medical Center were nominated by….
WALTHAM — In the wake of no less than four separate national reports on the problem of obesity, the president….
WESTFIELD — Drs. Mehdi Pajouh and Abendra Naidoo recently announced that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (also called ICDs) are now being….
WESTFIELD — With the fifth release of patient survey data on the publicly accessible Hospital Compare Web site (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov), Noble….