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Dr. Dirk Stanley says that, when it comes to issues like privacy and individualism, two authors have gotten deep into….
Physicians undergo years of education and training to promote wellness, cure illness, and preserve and protect life. But we’re also….
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…..
While the state of Massachusetts has mandated certain computerization of medical data by 2012, Holyoke Medical Center says it has….
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….
‘I’m so stressed out!’ ‘I just can’t take it anymore!’ Certainly, almost all of us have made one, or both,….
Dr. Steven Schonholz calls it the “classic movie stars room.” This is the examination room in Mercy Medical Center’s Breast….
Mankind is a species characterized by its achievements through innovation. Unlike all other organisms, our genus devotes countless amounts of….
Baystate Names Sarvet Vice Chair of Psychiatry SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Barry Sarvet, who joined the Department of Psychiatry at Baystate….
Stopping the Spread Dr. Joanne Levin, medical director of Infection Prevention at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, recently went to Atlanta to….
The health care reform movement has introduced a new acronym, ACO, which stands for accountable care organization. An ACO is….
SPRINGFIELD — A new technology called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which was the subject of a study published in….
SPRINGFIELD — Since the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter has received an….
WARE — Once a month, a friendly and caring group of people meet and help each other as they go….
WALTHAM — The Massachusetts Medical Society(MMS) and Alliance Charitable Foundation have awarded 11 grants totaling $150,000 to agencies across the….
SPRINGFIELD — Breast-cancer survivors and their friends are invited to attend the 13th annual Rays of Hope Breast Cancer Survivors’….
SPRINGFIELD — The Electroenceph-alographic (EEG) Lab at Mercy Medical Center has been awarded accreditation by the EEG Laboratory Accreditation Board….
WARE — Quabbin Pediatrics in Ware has taken a step toward improving the lives of children and families in the….
SPRINGFIELD — Van Pool Transporta-tion of Wilbraham recently donated a 1996 GMC minibus to the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley….
NORTHAMPTON — The term ‘doppler’ has become synonymous with television meteorologists in on-air weather reporting. The term is also used….
WARE — The public is invited to attend a free seminar discussing estate planning and elder law offered by Attorney….
GREENFIELD — The Oncology Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Dr. Joel Gordon, dermatologist, will co-sponsor a free skin-cancer….
HOLYOKE — Family members rated the care that their loved ones receive at the Mont Marie Health Care Center as….
It’s called the ICD-9 CM. That’s short for International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition, Clinical Modification. This is the bible,….