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AIC Touts Top Nursing Pass Rate Among Area Four-year Colleges
American Stroke Assoc. to Host Forum for Stroke Survivors, Caregivers
Western Massachusetts Amputee Support Group to Meet April 19
Dr. Scott Wolf Out as President of Mercy Medical Center, SPHS
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  • November 2011

    Health Care at the Crossroad Seminar Gives Snapshot of Health-insurance Reform in Flux

    Five years ago, Susan O’Connor said, Massachusetts kicked a very imposing can down the road. She was speaking specifically of….

    Despite Progress, Parkinson’s Disease Remains Mysterious

    Despite remarkable discoveries and technological advances over the years, medicine still has its mysteries, and Parkinson’s disease is among them…..

    Fee for Service Means Too Many Services

    Imagine if, at the height of the Great Society, Lyndon Johnson had given older Americans a right to free economic….

    Fee for Service Means Too Many Services

    Imagine if, at the height of the Great Society, Lyndon Johnson had given older Americans a right to free economic….

    Student Union Dual Master’s Degree Puts Elms at Forefront of Business and Health Care

    Tania Spear has worked in the health sector for more than 17 years, and is currently the executive director of….

    More Bad News Physician Survey Reveals Shortages, Workplace Dissatisfaction

    For physicians practicing in Massachusetts — and patients trying to access needed services — the news is not good. The….

    Colleges with Health Programs

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    A Heads Up Dangers of Concussions in Young Athletes Becoming Apparent

    The countdown is on for every student athlete, coach, athletic trainer, and parent to become knowledgeable about concussions. Although a….

    Body of Evidence Most Sports-related Neck and Back Injuries Are Preventable

    Dr. Julio Martinez-Silvestrini calls them “the terrible toos.” “People do too much, too fast, too soon,” said the sports medicine….

    Finances and Alzheimer’s Disease There Are Many Such Matters Involved with ‘the Long Goodbye’

    November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month as well as National Family Caregiver Month. To appreciate the breadth of these….

    Planning for the Worst Cancer Facts and Prevention Tips for People over 50

    Cancer strikes people of all ages, but you are more likely to get cancer as you get older, even if….

    Career Pulse

    Baystate Appoints Bailin Chair of Anesthesiology SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Michael Bailin, an accomplished clinician, teacher and researcher, has been appointed….

    Safety First Parents Need to Know How to Handle Children’s Medications

    Medications can be lifesavers — but, handled incorrectly, they can be extremely dangerous, especially to children. Parents and caregivers need….

    Disaster Planning Is Your Medical Practice Ready for the Unexpected?

    On June 1, tornadoes ripped through Western Mass., from Westfield to Monson and beyond. Then, on Aug. 23, an earthquake….

    Colleges Form Partnership on Training and Workforce

    SPRINGFIELD — Businesses throughout Hampden and Hampshire counties can now access custom-designed workforce training through a partnership between Holyoke Community….

    UMass Amherst Awarded $3M Grant for Teacher Development

    AMHERST — The School of Education at UMass Amherst has received a six-year, $3 million grant from the National Science….

    School of Public Health Wins Grant, Recognition

    AMHERST — Training to improve the nation’s public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of….

    Picture This

    Rays of Hope More than 21,000 walkers in both Springfield and Greenfield participated in this year’s Rays of Hope –….

    Red Cross Launches Holiday Fund-raising Campaign

    The holiday season is just around the corner, and this year the American Red Cross is urging people to give….

    Fallon Expands Senior Program

    WORCESTER — Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization, announced the expansion of its….

    Be Financially Prepared for Disasters, Red Cross Says

    SPRINGFIELD — Preparing for an emergency or disaster doesn’t just mean having enough food and water on hand. According to….

    Mercy, Noble Partner on Diabetes-education Services

    WESTFIELD — The Diabetes Education Center at Mercy Medical Center is collaborating with Noble Hospital to offer diabetes-education services to….

    BFMC Names New Facilitator for Heart to Heart Support Group

    GREENFIELD — Vicky Lynde, assistant principal of Twin Valley High School in Wilmington, Vt., has been named the new facilitator….

    With Grant, Baystate Researchers Advance Work to Improve Quality of Care

    SPRINGFIELD — Clinical researchers at Baystate Medical Center have received $2.4 million in grant funding from the National Heart, Lung….

    BMC Honored by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare for Quality Initiatives

    PITTSFIELD — For the fifth year in a row, Berkshire Medical Center has been named to the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare….

    Pediatrician Offers Flu-prevention Advice for Children

    WARE — Each winter, millions of people suffer from the cough, fever, aches, and pains caused by the flu, a….

    CDH Top-ranked in Massachusetts for Joint-replacement Outcomes

    NORTHAMPTON — A report released by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital-quality ratings, ranked….

    Noble Hospital Gets with the Guidelines on Stroke Care

    WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital has received the 2011 American Heart Assoc./American Stroke Assoc. Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus….

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