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Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s first comprehensive report on the dangers of smoking and….
The state’s Health Policy Commission (HPC) just released its latest Cost Trends Report, in which it claims Massachusetts healthcare providers….
We’ve become a society of sharing, but how well are we sharing what really matters? That’s the question many psychologists,….
When it comes to vacations, Patti D’Amaddio said, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that employees….
Doctors, as a general rule, aren’t pushing for teenage girls to become sexually active. But one might not realize that,….
When Jane Laskey, a clinical social worker in outpatient services at Holyoke Medical Center in Holyoke, told her father that….
“She died of a broken heart.” That’s a phrase people say and hear often, usually in reference to an elderly….
As a society, we have become more reliant on the Internet as a mechanism to keep in touch with family….
Knowing how to offer comfort and support to a loved one who has a terminal illness can be challenging. What….
Stanley, Riley, Cardinal Earn Certifications NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Dr. R. Dirk Stanley, Linda Riley, and Elizabeth Cardinal all….
As a physician, time management can be a challenge. Late patients, unexpected sick visits, and appointments that go beyond their….
HOLYOKE — Gov. Deval Patrick and Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz recently witnessed the launch of phase two….
HOLYOKE, WARE — The Greater Holyoke YMCA will offer Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys age 11 to 14….
BOSTON — Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross pet first-aid app puts lifesaving….
NORTHAMPTON — In an emergency, when minutes, if not seconds, matter, how can community members get care quickly from highly….
SPRINGFIELD — As flu season intensifies, Baystate Health has changed the visitors policy at all three of its hospitals —….
BOSTON — The state Health Policy Commission (HPC) has issued its first annual cost trends report, profiling the Commonwealth’s healthcare….
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems’ Comprehensive Breast Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the….
NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Radiation Oncology program has again earned accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR), a….
WARE — With the flu season underway, many people work hard at figuring out how to avoid getting sick. “While….
WARE — When facing a health challenge of any kind, the support of family and friends is vital, and diabetes….
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present a series of free eight-week yoga classes, “Gentle Yoga for….
WARE — Despite the cold weather, exercising and breathing fresh air can be good for you. “In fact, the American….
WESTFIELD — Morrison Healthcare, a leading contract food and nutrition services company for hospitals and health systems across the U.S.,….
SPRINGFIELD — Todd and Barbara Bard of Agawam lost their daughter, Evan, last year to a drunk-driving crash. Evan was a….
Dr. Mark Keroack remembers thinking that Victor Woolridge, chairman of the Baystate Health board of directors, probably just wanted to….