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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
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  • February 2011

    The Trouble with Primary Care These Doctors Face a Range of Stern Challenges

    s,” said Dr. Alice Coombs, MMS president, upon the release of the society’s survey results, “clearly show how fragile access….

    The Trouble with Primary Care These Doctors Face a Range of Stern Challenges

    s,” said Dr. Alice Coombs, MMS president, upon the release of the society’s survey results, “clearly show how fragile access….

    There’s No Cure-all for Health Care Costs in Massachusetts

    Now that universal health coverage has been established in the Commonwealth, leaders in the public and private sectors are tackling….

    Health Care Lessons Learned from Northern Ghana

    I spent three weeks last summer working with a team of five other physicians at the Baptist Medical Center in….

    A Model Program Mercy Touts the Benefits of Its ’Micro-Accountable Care Organization’

    Accountable care organizations seem like the next significant trend in health care, and the focal point around efforts to reform….

    All Together Now CDH’s New Cancer Center Will Focus on the Patient — and Family

    Mary Ellen Walsh says that, when it comes to the treatment of cancer, Cooley Dickinson Hospital takes a distinct approach….

    A New Option Where Few Exist Baystate Offers Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer

    For many patients with early-stage lung cancer, the standard treatment — surgical removal of the tumor — is not an….

    Getting the Message Across The Art and Science of How Hospitals Communicate with the Public

    Suzanne Hendery says there is a “mysterious process” that most people don’t understand that leads doctors to admit patients to….

    The CLASS Act Health Reform Adds a Twist to Long-term Care Insurance

    Imagine that long-term care insurance meets Medicaid, and you will begin to have some idea about the new CLASS Act…..

    Alcohol and Older People Families and Caregivers Often Overlook the Signs of a Problem

    Anyone at any age can have a drinking problem. Uncle George always liked his liquor, so his family may not….

    Career Pulse

    Al-Atassi Joins Team at Berkshire Health Systems PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Borhan Al-Atassi, a….

    Career Pulse

    Al-Atassi Joins Team at Berkshire Health Systems PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Borhan Al-Atassi, a….

    There Is No Controversy It’s Time to Put the Vaccine-Autism Myth to Bed for Good

    By now, essentially everyone with a stake in children’s health has heard the news: the study alleging a causal link….

    Making Wellness the Goal Baystate Medical Center Physician Offers Tips for Healthy Living

    Although the start of the year has come and gone, it’s not too late to adopt some healthy resolutions. “Make….

    Pass (on) the Salt American Heart Assoc. Recommends Reduction in Sodium Intake

    As American Heart Month begins, the American Heart Assoc. (AHA) has issued a call to action for the public, health….

    Third Annual Fund-raiser to Benefit Rick’s Place

    WILBRAHAM — Rick’s Place Inc. has slated its third annual fund-raising event, Heart to Heart, for Feb. 5 from 6:30….

    Picture This

    Pajama Party The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter thanks Country Estates of Agawam for its generous donation of brand-new….

    Effective Time Management Better Use of Hours and Minutes Can Reap Real Financial Benefits

    Every day, the story seems to stay the same. A couple of patients arrive late for their appointments, and then….

    Cooley Dickinson Raises $4 Million of $8.2 Million Campaign

    NORTHAMPTON — Through the generosity of its supporters, Cooley Dickinson Hospital has raised $4 million toward an $8.2 million fund-raising….

    Shoveling and Lower-back Injuries Go Together

    SPRINGFIELD — Oh, the aches and pains of snow shoveling. Winter in Western Mass. has already seen its first major….

    Girl Talk: When Should Teenagers Make That First Gyn Visit?

    WARE — Many mothers wonder when their daughters should make their first visit to the gynecologist. “It is recommended that….

    CHD, Cancer House of Hope Announce Merger of Two Nonprofits

    SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development (CHD) and Cancer House of Hope have announced a merger between the two….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center Upgrades to Natural Gas

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center recently upgraded its heating system to include natural gas. The hospital went live with….

    Berkshire Medical Center Gets with the Guidelines, Again

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has, for the seventh straight year, received the American Heart Assoc./American Stroke Assoc. Get with….

    Noble Partners with Jefferson Radiology

    WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital has announced a new partnership with Jefferson Radiology of East Hartford, Conn., expanding the advanced imaging….

    Baystate to Hold Heart and Vascular Health Lectures

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center will hold its annual Heart and Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of February….

    Wing Memorial Earns Better Ratings from Insurers

    PALMER — Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers announced that, effective Jan. 1, it has received Tier 1 status from….

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