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  • September 2011

    Macho Men Why Avoiding the Doctor Is Putting Guys at Risk

    Dr. Lorenver Po recalled a man who didn’t think much of stepping on a nail — not enough to call….

    Vested Interest Amherst Engineer Creates Pressure Vest for Children with Autism

    The power of a hug can work wonders in relieving anxiety and stress. But many children with autism spectrum disorder….

    Consider This Healthy Back-to-school Checklist

    Nurses play an integral role in a child’s well-being, from health screenings and preventive care to first aid and emergency….

    Support the Health of Medical Students

    Surprisingly, some of the biggest sources of stigma surrounding physical and mental health issues for medical students come from within….

    Street Smarts Mercy’s Health Care for the Homeless Is Mission Personified

    Doreen Fadus was retelling the history of the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program at Mercy Medical Center, something….

    All About Gout The Plain Truth About a Painful, Often Avoidable Condition

    Essentially, gout is a recurrent medical condition that affects joints with a form of acute inflammatory arthritis. Uric acid builds….

    When the Time Comes How to Ease a Loved One’s Transition to the World of Assisted Living

    It’s something no one wants to think about, but should. “In today’s society, seniors are very willing to talk about….

    One for the Ages The Arbors Continues to Grow Both Sides of Its Business

    Standing inside the large house being renovated in East Longmeadow, Shad Hanrahan said he’s not surprised that a company specializing….

    Retirement Communities Ranked by Number of Units

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    Sweet Is Not So Sweet Diabetes Is on the Rise, and the Forecasts Are Troubling

    More than 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Assoc. And diabetes is one of….

    Deed with Life Estate Understanding the Pros and Cons of This Handy Estate-planning Tool

    Your home is typically the most valuable asset that you own. Estate-planning and elder-law attorneys are frequently asked how one’s….

    Prescription for Success Older Patients Need to Use Medications Safely

    When Jerry, age 71, came home from the drugstore with his latest prescription, he placed all his pill bottles on….

    Career Pulse

    Lysse Joins BMLH and Quabbin Adult Medicine WARE — Dr. Mario Lysse has joined Baystate Medical Practice – Quabbin Adult….

    Picture This

    Community Response The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter has benefited from a recent outpouring of generosity from area individuals….

    Deductible Transportation Costs To Avoid Problems with the IRS, Know the Rules of the Road

    When you get in your car and turn the key, have you ever considered the tax purpose of your trip?….

    ‘Team Wloch’ Plans Cycling Event to Support Local Cancer Care

    WARE — Ed Wloch, a paramedic for the Ware Fire Department, and his wife, Cindy, have been a team for….

    Smoking Cessation Classes Offered at Noble Hospital

    WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital has announced its latest smoking-cessation class dates. This two-part program uses hypnosis to eliminate the desire….

    Baystate Medical Center Recognized As a ‘High-performing Hospital’

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center is recognized as the top hospital outside of Boston based on the most high-performing specialties,….

    New Support Groups Offered at Baystate Mary Lane

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

    Noble Hospital Earns ACR Ultrasound Accreditation

    WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive….

    Diabetes A1C Champions Program to Be Held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

    WARE — Alicia Walter, clinical dietitian and nutrition educator at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, will present the Hemoglobin A1C Champion….

    Mercy Medical Center Scores High in Two National Hospital Rankings

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has been ranked in U.S. News Media & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings, available online….

    BMC Receives Honor from Cardiology Foundation

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry – GWTG (Get with….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Accredited by Joint Commission

    WARE — The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations recently conducted an accreditation survey of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital…..

    BMC, Fairview Begin Work on Wound Care Centers

    PITTSFIELD — In an effort to expand access and provide more convenience for patients in need of wound-care services, Berkshire….

    CDH Advisory Council Seeks New Members

    NORTHAMPTON — The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) at Cooley Dickinson Hospital is looking for new members. Members are….

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