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BOSTON — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts announced the launch of a comprehensive program aimed at improving quality of….
SPRINGFIELD — OK, admit it. You’ve bitten into a potato chip or cracker covered in onion dip, then dipped it….
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The death rate among middle-aged, white Americans rose significantly between 1999 and 2013, reversing a decades-long trend….
SPRINGFIELD — It’s that time of year again: flu season is upon us. If you want to stay healthy this….
NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital is offering an educational program for anyone who would like to learn how to respond….
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal study suggests the childhood asthma epidemic may be levelling off or even declining after years….
SPRINGFIELD — Partners for a Healthier Community (PHC), the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, has confirmed Jessica Collins as….
SPRINGFIELD — Richard W. Venne, president/CEO, announced the appointment of Theresa Cook to the position of director of Springfield Community….
HCN’s sister publication, BusinessWest Magazine, has set Feb. 12 as the deadline for receiving nominations for the 40 Under Forty….
HOLYOKE — The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) announced that three physicians have been named to expanded leadership roles….
WARE — January is National Blood Donor Month, a time to celebrate blood donors and to raise awareness about the….
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Modern Salon has named the 2015 class of Excellence in Education honorees in its sixth annual program….
SPRINGFIELD — It was back in 2009 when staff on Wesson 2 at Baystate Medical Center lost a beloved nurse….
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is relaxing a 32-year-old ban on blood donations from gay….
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This holiday season, remember to watch out for hazardous holiday temptations for your pets. To that end,….
SPRINGFIELD — A video posted on Facebook recently has already received over 13,000 views and helped raise more than $16,000….
WALTHAM — Resolutions on recreational marijuana and medical-marijuana use in women of reproductive age were among those adopted as new….
SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society wants people to make a New Year’s resolution to neuter their male dogs and cats….
WESTFIELD — Ornaments for the Baystate Noble Hospital Giving Tree can be purchased for anniversaries, retirements, births, marriages, and memorials…..
LUDLOW — Expert board-certified psychiatrists will gather on Tuesday, Jan. 19 to create awareness for a new technology saving the….
CHICOPEE — The Beta Zeta-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nurses, recently inducted 130 new….
NORTHAMPTON — A new mental-health area within the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Emergency Department recently opened to patients who are experiencing….
CHICOPEE — Elms College School of Nursing held a white coat ceremony on Dec. 16 to honor the college’s inaugural….
GREENFIELD — Richard Venne, president and CEO of Community Enterprises Inc., announced the appointment of Gary Daniele as director of….
PITTSFIELD — John Bissell, the new president and CEO of Greylock Federal Credit Union, is the first chief executive in….
CHICOPEE — The ability to recognize a need in the community and seek out a way to make a difference….
PALMER — A question commonly asked by bereaved people at this time of the year is, “how can I get….
WEST SPRINGFIELD — AFC Doctors Express announced the appointment of Dr. Vincent Meoli as regional medical director. “We are very….
NORTHAMPTON — The state Department of Public Health awarded Cooley Dickinson’s Childbirth Center its 2015 Breastfeeding Achievement Award in recognition….
CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) released a set of recommendations to improve the troubled meaningful-use program so it….
WEST SPRINGFIELD — AFC Doctors Express, the largest independent urgent-care provider in the Commonwealth, announced that more than one-third of….
GREENFIELD — Baystate Vein Center – Greenfield has been granted accreditation in superficial venous treatment and management by the Intersocietal….
LONGMEADOW — On Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, more than 30 volunteers from the community will continue the annual tradition….
LONGMEADOW — In keeping with Bay Path University tradition, an area nonprofit organization has been selected to receive donations from….
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s (BFMC) Oncology Department will present three consecutive eight-week yoga classes called “Gentle Yoga for….
LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 11 a.m. to….
AMHERST — Clinical & Support Options Inc. (CSO) honored eight employees for their outstanding commitment to the community at its….
EAST LONGMEADOW — Robert Charles Photography recently announced a goal to raise $20,000 for Baystate Children’s Hospital. Since 2005, the….
MINNETONKA, Minn. — Massachusetts scores high rankings for its low percentage of uninsured residents, low infant-mortality rates, and low prevalence….
Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent medical conditions affecting Americans of all ages, with more than 30 million….