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Brightside Golf Classic Raises $110,000
Holyoke Medical Center to Offer Free Lecture on Breast-cancer Screening
Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K Slated for Oct. 22
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  • May 2010

    Off the Charts Electronic Medical Records Pose Questions of Access, Privacy

    Dr. Dirk Stanley says that, when it comes to issues like privacy and individualism, two authors have gotten deep into….

    End-of-Life Issues Need More Attention

    Physicians undergo years of education and training to promote wellness, cure illness, and preserve and protect life. But we’re also….

    Remind Patients about Colorectal Cancer Screening

    Results of a survey recently published in Cancer show that patient-physician discussion about colorectal cancer screening tests is the single….

    The Small-business Owner and Health Care Reform The Recently Enacted Legislation Has Several Provisions That Could Impact the Bottom Line

    For owners of small businesses and their workers, the recently enacted health-reform legislation has some key provisions to pay attention….

    SPHS Announces Departure of President, CEO McCorkle SPHS Announces Departure of President, CEO McCorkle

    SPRINGFIELD — The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) announced recently that Vincent McCorkle, president and CEO, will be leaving….

    They’re Not Following the Trend Most Area Health Care Providers Have Been Slow to Adopt Social Media

    John Garvey works with businesses across the spectrum of industries, helping them market themselves with the most current tools available…..

    Ahead of the Curve Computerized Order Entry at HMC Improves Quality Care, Patient Safety

    While the state of Massachusetts has mandated certain computerization of medical data by 2012, Holyoke Medical Center says it has….

    Computer Network/IT Services Listed Alphabetically

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    Mouth Guard Don’t Ignore That Lump That Won’t Go Away, a Dental Surgeon Says

    For some reason, Dr. Richard Fraziero says, too many people can’t be bothered to see the dentist. In fact, roughly….

    Something to Sing About Innovative Treatment for Throat Cancer Can Avoid Cutting, Preserve the Voice

    Dr. Gregory Gallivan knows the value of the voice. An opera singer in his spare time, Gallivan has performed countless….

    Medical Real Estate for sale and Lease

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    Caregiver Stress It’s Real, and Its Impact Can Be Severe; How to Avoid the Epidemic

    ‘I’m so stressed out!’ ‘I just can’t take it anymore!’ Certainly, almost all of us have made one, or both,….

    Taking a Starring Role Breast Care Center Director Took His Cues from a Family Devoted to Medicine

    Dr. Steven Schonholz calls it the “classic movie stars room.” This is the examination room in Mercy Medical Center’s Breast….

    Getting in Gear The Car Should Be a Staging Ground for Fitness, Not a Way to Avoid It

    Mankind is a species characterized by its achievements through innovation. Unlike all other organisms, our genus devotes countless amounts of….

    Career Pulse

    Baystate Names Sarvet Vice Chair of Psychiatry SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Barry Sarvet, who joined the Department of Psychiatry at Baystate….

    Picture This

    Stopping the Spread Dr. Joanne Levin, medical director of Infection Prevention at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, recently went to Atlanta to….

    An Evolution in Health Care The Rise of Accountable Care Organizations

    The health care reform movement has introduced a new acronym, ACO, which stands for accountable care organization. An ACO is….

    New Radiation Therapy to Treat Lung and Other Cancers Now Available at Baystate

    SPRINGFIELD — A new technology called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which was the subject of a study published in….

    Pioneer Valley Red Cross Collects More Than $350,000 in Donations for Haiti

    SPRINGFIELD — Since the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter has received an….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Support Group Offers Grieving Individuals a Place to Heal

    WARE — Once a month, a friendly and caring group of people meet and help each other as they go….

    MMS, Alliance Charitable Foundation Award 11 Health Care Grants

    WALTHAM — The Massachusetts Medical Society(MMS) and Alliance Charitable Foundation have awarded 11 grants totaling $150,000 to agencies across the….

    Rays of Hope Breast-cancer Survivors’ Day, ‘Celebrating Life,’ Slated for May 15

    SPRINGFIELD — Breast-cancer survivors and their friends are invited to attend the 13th annual Rays of Hope Breast Cancer Survivors’….

    Mercy Medical Center’s EEG Lab Achieves Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — The Electroenceph-alographic (EEG) Lab at Mercy Medical Center has been awarded accreditation by the EEG Laboratory Accreditation Board….

    Quabbin Pediatrics Joins Nationwide Smoking Study with American Academy of Pediatrics

    WARE — Quabbin Pediatrics in Ware has taken a step toward improving the lives of children and families in the….

    Businesses Donate Newly Refurbished Disaster-response Vehicle to Red Cross

    SPRINGFIELD — Van Pool Transporta-tion of Wilbraham recently donated a 1996 GMC minibus to the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley….

    CDH Makes Advances to Vascular-testing Capabilities

    NORTHAMPTON — The term ‘doppler’ has become synonymous with television meteorologists in on-air weather reporting. The term is also used….

    Lawyer to Offer Seminar on Estate Planning for Elders

    WARE — The public is invited to attend a free seminar discussing estate planning and elder law offered by Attorney….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center Hosts Skin-cancer Screening in May

    GREENFIELD — The Oncology Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Dr. Joel Gordon, dermatologist, will co-sponsor a free skin-cancer….

    Mont Marie Health Care Center Scores Highest in Region in Survey

    HOLYOKE — Family members rated the care that their loved ones receive at the Mont Marie Health Care Center as….

    Crunching the Numbers Opportunities Are Abundant for Medical Billing and Coding Specialists

    It’s called the ICD-9 CM. That’s short for International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition, Clinical Modification. This is the bible,….

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