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STCC to Host Designer of Artificial Limbs for Children
Kimball Farms Lifecare Hosts ‘Not in Our Town’ Film Showing Oct. 4
CNBC Commentator Ron Insana to Keynote Expo Lunch Event
Springfield College, Baystate Rehabilitation Care Host Joint Speaker Series
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  • March 2010

    ‘A Community Jewel’ Noble Hospital’s New CEO Has High Hopes

    BY JOSEPH BEDNAR Robert Perry has been in hospital administration long enough — almost 30 years, at seven hospitals in….

    This Year’s Model Under New Ownership, Stability Returns to Reeds Landing

    Carol Katz heard the questions when Loomis Communities emerged as a potential buyer for Reeds Landing, which filed for bankruptcy….

    Realign the Health Care System

    With the president and Congress still searching for ways to forge a health care reform bill, here’s hoping that a….

    Guarding Against Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is an increasing threat in Massachusetts, and of all the infectious diseases that threaten our personal and public….

    Paradigm Shift Brightside Shuts Down Residential, School Programs Due to Low Demand

    Over the course of 130 years, any community health program will shift its focus multiple times to meet changing needs…..

    The Rest of the Story Why Sleep Medicine Has Become Big Business

    When it comes to sleep medicine, people are … well, waking up. “Before I got into this field, in 1989,….

    Sleeping on Their Feet Those Who Suffer from Nighttime Parasomnias Just Can’t Stay Still

    For most people, hardly a day goes by without some kind of miscommunication or misunderstanding, leading to confusion or distress…..

    Tossing and Turning How Anxiety and Poor Sleep Habits Feed on Each Other

    Many of us toss and turn or watch the clock when we can’t sleep for a night or two. But….

    Life after the Big Scare Baystate Cardiac & Wellness Program Keeps Heart Patients Out of the Hospital

    Robert Berry says the name of Baystate Health’s Cardiovascular Rehab & Wellness Program is important. Sure, the rehabilitation aspect gets….

    One Step at a Time Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital Helps Patients Get Back to Living

    When Jill LeGates surveys the acute inpatient unit at Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, she understands the importance of having the full….

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    Borderline Tax and Estate Planning Know the Rules — and the Numbers — Before Making Your Move

    While much of the discussion in the past year has regarded the changes in the federal estate-tax laws, it is….

    Look to the Future The Prospects for Nuclear Medicine? It’s Intriguing Subject Matter

    Richard Serino says the field of nuclear medicine, or the use of so-called radiopharmaceuticals to diagnose and treat illness, is….

    Career Pulse

    HMC Names Mlapah Chief of Medicine HOLYOKE — Dr. Theodore Mlapah has been named chief of Medicine at Holyoke Medical….

    Picture This

    Heart to Heart The second annual Heart to Heart gala was staged Feb. 6 to benefit Rick’s Place, the Wilbraham-based….

    Heart of the Matter ‘Changing Lives’ Is the Simple Job Description for This Interventional Cardiologist

    Dr. Ashequl Islam remembers his work in surgery during his internship at Dhaka Medical College in his homeland of Bangladesh,….

    A Little of Everything The Key to Nutrition Is a Diversified Portfolio

    Are you concerned about obesity? Have you ever thought of using that emotional energy to do something about good nutrition?….

    Creative Solutions Consider These Ideas for Cutting Employee Health Costs

    Health and dental insurance costs are again rising by double-digit percentages. Many practices are coping with this by simply paying….

    Volunteer Chaplains Offer Tips for Hospital Visitors

    GREENFIELD — When you have a family member or friend in the hospital, are you ever a bit nervous about….

    Baystate Again Named Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence

    SPRINGFIELD — For the second time, Baystate Medical Center has been named a Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing services,….

    Red Cross to Honor Hometown Heroes on March 11

    SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter’s 2010 Hometown Heroes Breakfast will take place on Thursday, March 11….

    Berkshire AHEC to Support Community Health Project

    WESTERN MASS. — The Berkshire Area Health Education Center (Berkshire AHEC) has announced its selection by the Mass. League of….

    HMC Presents Free Program on Carpal Tunnel

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will present a free community-education program concerning Carpal tunnel syndrome on Tuesday, March 2 at….

    Vietnamese Health Project Marks 15 Years of Service

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center staff, health providers, and members of the community recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of the….

    Baystate Uses Innovative Surgery on Child with Pancreatic Pseudocyst

    SPRINGFIELD — Members of a pediatric surgical team at Baystate Children’s Hospital were recognized for their collaborative and creative approach….

    HNE Issues New Installment of Children’s Book Series

    SPRINGFIELD — Health New England has just published Rusty Sprout’s Nutrition Project, the fifth book in the HNE Whiz Kidz….

    Baystate MRI Offers Advanced Imaging at New Facility

    SPRINGFIELD — A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility in Springfield aims to fit patients to a T — 3T,….

    Life Laboratories Achieves Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center’s Life Laboratories has been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on….

    CDH Named Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement

    NORTHAMPTON — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) has designated Cooley Dickinson Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center….

    Mercy Offers State-of-the-Art MRI Technology

    SPRINGFIELD — The Diagnostic Imaging Department at Mercy Medical Center now offers the latest MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) services with….

    Baystate Children’s Hospital Warns Parents of Bullying Signs

    SPRINGFIELD — As more and more stories about bullying make the headlines both locally and nationally — including, in the….

    Holyoke Medical Center Touts Blood Donor Center

    HOLYOKE — Every eight weeks, when Steve Clarke donates blood, he feels a connection to his father. Clarke is two….

    Mercy’s Diabetes Education Center Nationally Recognized

    SPRINGFIELD — The Diabetes Education Center at Mercy Medical Center has been awarded continued Education Recognition from the American Diabetes….

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