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West Central Family and Counseling Announces New Clinical Leadership
Orchard Valley at Wilbraham to Hold Benefit Car Wash on Aug. 2
AMA Online Education Aims to Help Physicians Use Cancer Panel Testing
Baystate Ob/Gyn Group Earns Site Approval for CenteringPregnancy
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  • February 2014

    Assessing the Impact of Smoking on Health

    Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s first comprehensive report on the dangers of smoking and….

    Cost Trends Report Creates False Impressions

    The state’s Health Policy Commission (HPC) just released its latest Cost Trends Report, in which it claims Massachusetts healthcare providers….

    A Phony Life Smartphone Addiction Impacts Relationships, Mental Health

    We’ve become a society of sharing, but how well are we sharing what really matters? That’s the question many psychologists,….

    On the Clock Skipping Vacation Time Hinders Health, Productivity

    When it comes to vacations, Patti D’Amaddio said, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that employees….

    Viral Debate – The Facts Behind HPV, Cervical Cancer, and a Controversial Vaccine

    Doctors, as a general rule, aren’t pushing for teenage girls to become sexually active. But one might not realize that,….

    Emotional Rescue- Why Depression Is a Common Condition in Women

    When Jane Laskey, a clinical social worker in outpatient services at Holyoke Medical Center in Holyoke, told her father that….

    Heart-felt Issue The Mysterious ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ Is Real — and Preventable

    “She died of a broken heart.” That’s a phrase people say and hear often, usually in reference to an elderly….

    Estate Planning in the Digital Age Make Sure Your Heirs Can Access Your Online Information

    As a society, we have become more reliant on the Internet as a mechanism to keep in touch with family….

    When a Loved One Is Dying – There Are Many Ways to Bring Comfort at a Difficult Time

    Knowing how to offer comfort and support to a loved one who has a terminal illness can be challenging. What….

    Career Pulse

    Stanley, Riley, Cardinal Earn Certifications NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Dr. R. Dirk Stanley, Linda Riley, and Elizabeth Cardinal all….

    A Matter of Time Some Keys to Effectively Managing Your Minutes and Hours

    As a physician, time management can be a challenge. Late patients, unexpected sick visits, and appointments that go beyond their….

    HMC Participates in New Phase of Health Information Exchange

    HOLYOKE — Gov. Deval Patrick and Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz recently witnessed the launch of phase two….

    Babysitting Classes Offered at YMCA, Baystate Mary Lane

    HOLYOKE, WARE — The Greater Holyoke YMCA will offer Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys age 11 to 14….

    American Red Cross Issues New Pet First-aid App

    BOSTON — Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross pet first-aid app puts lifesaving….

    Mass General Affiliation Brings TeleHealth Expertise to CDH

    NORTHAMPTON — In an emergency, when minutes, if not seconds, matter, how can community members get care quickly from highly….

    Baystate Health Changes Visitors Policy for Flu Season

    SPRINGFIELD — As flu season intensifies, Baystate Health has changed the visitors policy at all three of its hospitals —….

    Health Policy Commission Releases 2013 Cost Trends Report

    BOSTON — The state Health Policy Commission (HPC) has issued its first annual cost trends report, profiling the Commonwealth’s healthcare….

    Berkshire Health Systems Recognized for Breast Health

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems’ Comprehensive Breast Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the….

    Cooley Dickinson Earns Accreditation in Radiation Oncology

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Radiation Oncology program has again earned accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR), a….

    During Flu Season, Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick?

    WARE — With the flu season underway, many people work hard at figuring out how to avoid getting sick. “While….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Hosts Monthly – Diabetes Support Group

    WARE — When facing a health challenge of any kind, the support of family and friends is vital, and diabetes….

    BFMC Offers Yoga for Survivors of Breast Cancer

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present a series of free eight-week yoga classes, “Gentle Yoga for….

    Take Caution When Exercising or Shoveling Snow in Winter

    WARE — Despite the cold weather, exercising and breathing fresh air can be good for you. “In fact, the American….

    Noble Hospital’s Food Service Department Named Healthcare Regional Account of the Year

    WESTFIELD — Morrison Healthcare, a leading contract food and nutrition services company for hospitals and health systems across the U.S.,….

    After Tragic Loss, Family Donates NICU Cameras to Baystate Children’s Hospital

    SPRINGFIELD — Todd and Barbara Bard of Agawam lost their daughter, Evan, last year to a drunk-driving crash. Evan was a….

    Succession Planning – Keroack Prepares to Take the Reins at Baystate Health

    Dr. Mark Keroack remembers thinking that Victor Woolridge, chairman of the Baystate Health board of directors, probably just wanted to….

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