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Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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HCC Foundation Offers More Than $200,000 in College Scholarships
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  • October 2013

    Patients Should Take Care to Choose Right Physician

    Since the days of the Greek physician Hippocrates more than 2,000 years ago, the physician-patient relationship has been regarded as….

    Good Sleep Protects Body from Disease

    It’s getting late, yet there are still things you need and want to do. Far too often, we see sleep….

    View to the Future Panoramic Reeds Landing Is Making a New Name for Itself

    Dave Scruggs says that, since Loomis Communities acquired Reeds Landing after the life-care retirement community filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy….

    Every Step of the Way Navigators Guide Cancer Patients Along Their Journey

    The five-year survival rate for breast cancer, nationally, is 89%. At Holyoke Medical Center, it’s 95%. And Jolene Lambert believes….

    Room to Grow Surging Need Prompts Expansion of Sr. Caritas Cancer Center

    When the Sr. Caritas Cancer Center opened its doors in 2003, the 16,000-square-foot facility effectively doubled the cancer-treatment capacity of….

    Mercy Unveils the Next Phase in Radiation Treatment

    In addition to its physical expansion, the Sr. Caritas Cancer Center is expanding the scope of its treatment options. One….

    Long Odds Why Pancreatic Cancer Is Still Too Often a Death Sentence

    In the world of healthcare, few words are as frightening as cancer. Yet, the medical community has found ways, over….

    Give It Your Best Shot It’s Flu Season — and Time to Get Your Vaccination

    When it comes to the flu, the message this year is the same as last year — parents should get….

    George Joins BFMC as Volunteer Services Manager

    GREENFIELD — Becky George has joined the staff at Baystate Franklin Medical Center as manager of Volunteer Services. A graduate….

    Amherst Medical Associates Welcomes Patten to Group

    AMHERST — Laurette Patten, nurse practitioner, recently joined internal-medicine providers Dr. Denise Spence and Seth Kupferschmid at Amherst Medical Associates…..

    BHS Taps Bayliss for Cancer Care Team

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems announced the appointment of Dr. Trevor Bayliss, a board-certified physician and specialist in hematology oncology,….

    AmeriCare Expands and Welcomes Chaban

    SPRINGFIELD — AmeriCare, an Epic Health Services company, has expanded into Western Mass. and has hired Jill Chaban as client….

    The Special-needs Trust Take Care to Ensure That This Document Is Established Properly

    A special-needs trust, or what is sometimes referred to as a supplemental-needs trust, is a document that is established to….

    New Hope to Slow the Decline Versatile Proteins Could Be Target for Alzheimer’s Drugs

    A class of proteins that controls visual-system development in the young brain also appears to affect vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease….

    Understanding Depreciation Know the Rules for Equipment, Technology, and Software Updates

    As technology advances, your practice may need to update equipment or software to stay current with the latest developments. If….

    Workforce Study Details Physician Shortages, Recruiting Challenges

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) has released its annual study of the state’s physician workforce, showing an eighth….

    Brightside Golf Classic Raises More Than $107,000 to Support Services

    SPRINGFIELD — Hazy, hot, humid weather didn’t slow down the 190 golfers who took part in the Brightside Golf Classic….

    Babysitter Academy to Be Held at BMLH

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy to prepare area youth for fall and winter babysitting….

    Noble Hospital Welcomes Urology Practice

    WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital welcomes the Urology Group of Western New England to its campus. The group’s new office is….

    BFMC Sponsors Event on Hospital Medicine Program

    GREENFIELD — Spirit of Women at Baystate Franklin Medical Center will sponsor a free program, “Getting to Know You: Dinner….

    MMS Issues Guide to ACOs

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society has released a new publication for physicians and their practice managers, “MMS Guide to….

    Surgeon to Discuss Osteoarthritis

    WARE — Osteoarthritis is a common disease affecting as many as 33 million Americans, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling in….

    AMA Highlights New HIPAA Rules

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced a new toolkit to help physicians navigate the sweeping new….

    Baystate – Mary Lane Seeks Community Health Proposals

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital (BMLH) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for community health initiatives from area….

    Wing Reaches Cleanliness Goal

    PALMER — Wing Memorial Hospital’s Environmental Services staff recently achieved its goal of being ranked in the 90th percentile in….

    Access to Opportunity – Website Offers Information on Healthcare Careers in Western Mass.

    When most students think about jobs in the healthcare industry, they imagine working in a hospital. But the reality is….

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