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UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield
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  • January 2013

    Berkshire Medical Center Touted for Excellence in Pulmonary Care

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care, according to a new report….

    Advances in Molecular Genetics Offer Hope to Cancer Patients

    SPRINGFIELD — Lung cancer, especially in its advanced stages, is still very difficult to treat. The good news is that….

    Louis & Clark Addresses Drug-compounding Controversy

    SPRINGFIELD — Patients taking compounded drugs and their families and caregivers may be understandably leery as deaths from fungal meningitis….

    Cooley Dickinson Named a 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson is one of 92 hospitals nationwide and eight in Massachusetts named to the Leapfrog Group’s annual….

    Mass. Medical Society Physicians Target Youth Violence

    WALTHAM — Physicians of the Mass. Medical Society have produced a series of 10 brochures to help parents identify and….

    O’Connell Marks 25 Years in Business

    HOLYOKE — O’Connell Care at Home and Health Care Staffing, a regional provider of personal-aid and nursing services, is celebrating….

    Nurse-education Gift Advances Patient Care

    NORTHAMPTON — Thanks to a $2,500 donation, Cooley Dickinson will offer a much-sought-after professional development opportunity to its nurses who….

    CDH Lab Earns Accreditations

    NORTHAMPTON — Last year, Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Laboratory processed more than 875,000 lab tests. These tests are critical because vital….

    Baystate Medical Center Earns Leapfrog Top Hospital Honor

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center’s delivery of quality, safe, and efficient care has placed the Springfield teaching hospital for the….

    After Ballot Result, MMS Adopts New Policy on Medical Marijuana

    WALTHAM — Physicians of the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) have approved an extensive new resolution on medical marijuana, outlining considerations….

    Physician Compensation – Why a Detailed Review of Your Formula May Be a Necessary Step

    When your medical practice was formed, many agreements were voted on, and they have governed the operations of your practice….

    Arsenic in Rice and Juice – Recent Reports Cause Concern, but Let’s Not Sound the Alarm Yet

    First it was apple juice, now it’s rice. In January, a Consumer Reports investigation that found arsenic — a known….

    When Multiple Conditions Strike – Five Important Steps to Improving Care for Older Adults

    When caring for older patients with multiple health problems, following standard clinical guidelines for each individual condition may hurt more….

    Estate-planning Myths Explained – To Avoid Problems, Separate Facts from Assumptions

    Certain ideas with respect to estate planning are widely accepted, yet unfortunately, inaccurate. This article will reveal and explain some….

    An Ancient Form of Medicine – Studies Show Acupuncture Helps Treat a Broad Range of Conditions

    Emily Angotti had never heard of the Chinese method of healing known as acupuncture until her daughter came home from….

    Pet Project – Animal-therapy Programs Open Children’s Eyes — and Minds

    Katie Calendrillo, a speech-language pathologist at Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital on the Mercy Medical Center Campus, remembers her struggles with a….

    Mind Over Matter – Hypnosis Can Benefit a Wide Variety of People

    Many people have a distorted idea of what hypnosis is, thinking it involves loss of control or, worse yet, mind….

    Situation in Hand – Cooley Dickinson Takes High-tech Approach to Infection Control

    As it builds a reputation for preventing infection, Cooley Dickinson Hospital isn’t giving itself a hand — but it’s certainly….

    Reporting Medical Colleagues Poses Ethical Questions

    Unprofessional behavior can happen at any time, anywhere, and frequently involves an individual at a high level of professional stature….

    Americans Need to Get Moving

    Research by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that fewer than two in 10 Americans get….

    Breaking the Mold – Carol Katz Reflects on 23 Years at Loomis Communities

    Carol Katz believes that those who work in elder care face a harsh reality. “And that reality is, nobody wants….

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