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Cooley Dickinson, United Way to Host Discussions about Race
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  • January 2010

    Waiting Game Access to Primary Care Is a Growing Problem in Massachusetts

    It seems like everyone has a story to tell about long waits — weeks, if not months — to see….

    Health-reform Lessons from Haiti and Peru

    We hear a lot of talk these days about national health care reform. The new lingo includes phrases like ‘public….

    Insurance Reform and the Cost Conundrum

    The U.S. Senate has been debating its health care reform proposal for several weeks. Differences between the House and Senate….

    On the Beam Messages Steel the Hearts of Children’s Hospital Patients

    Betsy Arseneau says it all started with a few large signs created by some patients and staff in Baystate Children’s….

    Taking Back the Power Kids Who Are Bullied Need Help — but So Do the Bullies

    One afternoon last spring, a Springfield sixth-grader returned home from school and hung himself. He had enrolled in a new….

    Brain Power Schools, Parents Are Both Responsible for Ensuring Nutritious Choices

    It’s a long time between dinner and the next day’s lunch. Too long, in fact, to skip breakfast — especially….

    Shot in the Arm Why Vaccinations Are a Good Idea

    Vaccines are among the 20th century’s most successful and cost-effective public-health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not….

    Breast Practices Government Task Force’s Mammogram Advice Stirs Controversy

    The statistics speak for themselves. In the mid-’70s, the five-year survival rate after a diagnosis of breast cancer was 75%…..

    Surgical Precision Cooley Dickinson Hospital Offers a Robotic Option for Hysterectomies

    As Dr. Tucker Kueny sees it, he’s helping to usher in the future. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” said….

    Medical Real Estate for sale and Lease

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    A Whole New World Navigating the Uniform Probate Code

    Imagine that your spouse or parent is in an accident or develops an illness that renders them incapacitated. Certainly, you….

    PA Announcement Physician Assistant Is a Medical Profession With a Very Bright Future

    Mary-Laura Whelihan says that just before starting work toward her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Springfield College, she….

    Career Pulse

    Hartnell Achieves Status of Endovascular Diplomate NORTHAMPTON — Dr. George Hartnell, an interventional radiologist and a member of Cooley Dickinson….

    Working Out the Details How to Choose a Health Club or Wellness Center

    It’s the time of year when we stay inside for activities and thoughts turn to the possibility of joining a….

    Picture This

    Emergency Assistance Mark Tuttle, nurse manager of the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital emergency room, was recently presented a donation of….

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    Avoiding the Pitfalls Follow This Advice to Sidestep Errors in Retirement-plan Administration

    Most medical practices have some form of employee retirement plan. Unfortunately, many of the administrators and doctors who are fiduciaries….

    Mass. Medical Society Urges Passage of Smoking, Cancer Bills

    BOSTON — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) recently testified before the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Financial Services in support….

    Western. Mass. Center for Healthy Communities Recognized

    HOLYOKE — In late November, the Western Mass. Center for Healthy Communities (WMCHC), a program of Cooley Dickinson Hospital, received….

    Community Hospitals File Lawsuit Against Massachusetts

    BOSTON — Six community hospitals, including Holyoke Medical Center and Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, are suing the Commonwealth for….

    Art Exhibit, Sale to Benefit Food Bank

    GREENFIELD — Artist Marie Welch of Bernardston has a special mission this holiday season: to draw attention to and raise….

    Program Offers Help for a Good Night’s Sleep

    WARE — For most people, the past month has been a time to be bombarded with holiday parties, shop, clean….

    BFMC Oncology Nurses Achieve 100% in National Certification

    GREENFIELD — With the recent certification of Sarah Cyhowski, all nurses in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department are now….

    Coping with the Elephant in the Room Gynecologic Oncologist Helps Patients Deal with the ‘C Word’

    Dr. Tashanna Myers says that when you work as a cancer specialist, a big part of your job is in….

    Emergency Room Physician Offers Healthy Tips for Winter Shoveling

    WARE — Winter brings cold weather, snow, and a host of injuries that are common with the season. Shoveling during….

    Mary Lane Announces EMT Continuing Education Schedule for 2010

    WARE — The Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Continuing Education Program has released its schedule of classes….

    BMLH Announces 2010 Support Group Schedule

    WARE — Facing a major illness or stressful life change can be a daunting prospect. Support groups bring together people….

    Mass. Medical Society Opposes Biomass Power Plants

    WALTHAM —Asserting that biomass power plants pose an unacceptable risk to the public’s health by increasing air pollution, the Mass…..

    Mass. Medical Society Opposes Biomass Power Plants

    WALTHAM —Asserting that biomass power plants pose an unacceptable risk to the public’s health by increasing air pollution, the Mass…..

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