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West Central Family and Counseling Announces New Clinical Leadership
Orchard Valley at Wilbraham to Hold Benefit Car Wash on Aug. 2
AMA Online Education Aims to Help Physicians Use Cancer Panel Testing
Baystate Ob/Gyn Group Earns Site Approval for CenteringPregnancy
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  • August 2009

    New Lease on Life Shriners Hospital Looks to Future with New Model, Strong Community Support

    When word came down that Shriners Hospital for Children might close its doors in Springfield, what followed felt a little….

    Time Has Come to Assess the Older Driver

    In 2004, I wrote about issues surrounding older drivers, as accidents caused by elderly motorists resulting in multiple deaths focused….

    Embarking on the Next Chapter of Health Care Reform

    Massachusetts is about to write the next chapter of health care reform. We have achieved near-universal access, which was the….

    A Truly Inspirational Story How Mary Lane’s Chad Mullin Went from Spinning News to Making Some

    When Charles (Chad) Mullin was manager of public relations and marketing for Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, he would….

    Healing Environment — by Design Mercy’s New Intermediate Care Unit Sheds Some Light on the Subject

    To officials at Mercy Medical Center who recently cut the ribbon on the hospital’s new intermediate care unit, the space….

    Baystate Building Project Moves Forward in Construction and Financing

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center took two major steps toward the future recently, launching foundation work for its planned $246….

    Breathing Room Why Asthmatics Struggle in the Pioneer Valley — and What Can Be Done

    Dr. Matthew Sadof emphasizes something he calls the ‘rule of twos’ to determine when to seek professional help for asthma.“If….

    The Dog Stays Many Families Learn to Live with Pet Allergies

    So you have an allergy. What to do? The best way to curb an allergic reaction, obviously, is to get….

    Too Clean for Our Own Good? Local Doctor Asks: Why Are Food Allergies on the Rise?

    On November 28, 2005, my office was bombarded with calls and questions after the national media began flogging a story….

    Sting of Pain Insect Allergies Turn a Minor Annoyance into a Serious Matter

    Each year, many Americans are stung by insects. For most, these stings mean pain and discomfort generally lasting only a….

    Medical Real Estate for sale and Lease

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    Career Pulse

    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….

    Tale of the Tape Athletic Training Profession Grows in Terms of Popularity, Responsibilities

    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….

    Picture This

    Expanding the Talent Pool The Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Program operated by Training Resources of America Inc. (TRA) recently graduated….

    Hearing Centers Listed Alphabetically

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    Retaining Cash and Profits Separating Facts from Myths in Tax Planning and Financial Management

    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,….

    Health Care Professionals Learn from JGS’s Nursing Research Conference

    LONGMEADOW — There are unique features that make a place a ‘home,’ and the ability to identify these components and….

    CDH Childbirth Center Takes Baby Steps Toward Initiative

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Childbirth Center has received a certificate of intent from the UNICEF/World Health Organization Baby-Friendly USA….

    Massachusetts Medical Society Urges Special Study of Defensive Medicine

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health in strong support of Senate….

    Mary Lane Physician Will Present ‘The Bug Collection’

    WARE — The influenza virus, MRSA, Lyme disease, or GI illness (the stomach flu) can happen any time of the….

    Rapid Care Clinic Expands Hours to Saturdays

    BELCHERTOWN — The Rapid Care Clinic, a Baystate Medical Practice located at 95 Sargent St., Route 9, in Belchertown, has….

    New Eye Procedure — the Intraocular Implant — Offers Alternative to Lasik

    HOLYOKE — For Dr. Kevin Hulseberg, a little patience paid big dividends for his patients. Although in May, Hulseberg became….

    Baystate Begins Registration for Mini-Medical School Session

    SPRINGFIELD — Sometimes, with shows like Grey’s Anatomy and House on the air — their respective characters routinely spitting out….

    BFMC Medical Staff Receive Leadership Awards

    GREENFIELD — Four physicians and one nurse practitioner who are on staff at Baystate Franklin Medical Center were nominated by….

    Physicians Raise Their Voice on Obesity

    WALTHAM — In the wake of no less than four separate national reports on the problem of obesity, the president….

    Westfield Cardiology Begins Defibrillator Implant Surgeries

    WESTFIELD — Drs. Mehdi Pajouh and Abendra Naidoo recently announced that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (also called ICDs) are now being….

    Noble Hospital Continues to Rank First in ‘Hospital Compare’ Survey

    WESTFIELD — With the fifth release of patient survey data on the publicly accessible Hospital Compare Web site (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov), Noble….

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