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West Central Family and Counseling Announces New Clinical Leadership
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AMA Online Education Aims to Help Physicians Use Cancer Panel Testing
Baystate Ob/Gyn Group Earns Site Approval for CenteringPregnancy
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  • July 2016

    Clowning Around for Shriners Hospital Event Slated for Aug. 13

    SPRINGFIELD — The Melha Shriners announced that supporter Wendy Hart has once again organized the third annual Clowning Around for….

    Gel Manicures Pose Health Risks, Baystate Doctor Says

    SPRINGFIELD — The dangers of skin cancer aren’t just from prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. A new beauty….

    Researchers Develop Software That Could Facilitate Drug Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A team of researchers led by National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigator Teresa Przytycka has developed a….

    Local Providers to Join Together, Increase Service-delivery Options

    SPRINGFIELD — The boards of directors of two area nonprofit organizations, Friends of the Homeless Inc. (FOH) and Clinical &….

    Researchers Identify Brain Circuits That Help People Cope with Stress

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has identified brain patterns in humans that appear….

    AMA Says CMS Cardiac Proposal Includes Positive Steps

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) responded to a proposed rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services….

    Assoc. for Community Living Names Ruth Banta Executive Director

    SPRINGFIELD — The Association for Community Living, which provides residential and community services for people with intellectual disabilities, has named….

    Square One Welcomes ‘100 Acts of Kindness’ Quilt

    SPRINGFIELD — As part of a nine-month awareness campaign on the part of Project Baby, Square One will be the….

    Dakin Humane Society Offers Half-price Small-animal Adoptions July 30

    SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society announced it will reduce adoption fees for small animals by 50% on Saturday, July 30….

    Be a Guest of BusinessWest at Thursday’s Blue Sox Game

    HOLYOKE — BusinessWest, HCN’s sister publication, wants to take you out to the ballgame this Thursday, July 28, when the….

    Window Screens Don’t Prevent Falls; Adult Supervision Does

    SPRINGFIELD — The summer has seen some extremely hot weather so far, and many people who don’t have air conditioning….

    Dakin Humane Society Names Carmine DiCenso Executive Director

    SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society has named Carmine DiCenso executive director of its organization, effective Aug. 1. The appointment comes….

    Campaign Encourages People to Rethink Their Drink

    SPRINGFIELD — Many people don’t realize how much sugar content and how many calories are in common beverages. Sugar-sweetened beverages,….

    Landmark at Monastery Heights to Host Blood Drive Aug. 8

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Landmark at Monastery Heights will host a blood drive with Baystate Health Blood Donor Program on Monday,….

    Moriarty & Primack Brings JA to Kiley Middle School

    SPRINGFIELD — Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (JA) and Moriarty & Primack teamed up to bring JA’s Economics for Success….

    Health New England Appoints Michael Marrone Chief Financial Officer

    SPRINGFIELD — Health New England announced the recent appointment of Michael Marrone as chief financial officer. In this role, he will….

    Cancer and Genetics: Is It in Your DNA?

    SPRINGFIELD — Genetic mutations can have helpful, harmful, or neutral effects on a person’s overall health. Harmful mutations can increase….

    Adolescent Birth Rate Drops Across All Racial Groups, Report Finds

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The teen birth rate dropped for another year, continuing a long-term decline in teen pregnancy, according to….

    Report Details Coordinating Care for Patients with Substance-use Disorders

    BOSTON — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is releasing a new report, “Coordinating Care for Patients with….

    Cambridge College Unveils Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate Program

    SPRINGFIELD — The Cambridge College Springfield Regional Center announced a new Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate Program for individuals seeking….

    Anthony Belott Joins CleanSlate Centers as Chief Development Officer

    NORTHAMPTON — CleanSlate Centers announced that Anthony Belott has joined the CleanSlate team as chief development officer. He will play….

    Linda Manor Offers Free Concert Series

    NORTHAMPTON — Linda Manor Assisted Living and Linda Manor Extended Care invite the public to a free summer concert series….

    State Secures Flexibility to Stabilize Health-insurance Rate Hikes

    BOSTON — The Baker-Polito administration announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has secured a one-year waiver from the U.S. Department….

    Local Attorneys Recogized for Their Work on Elder Law Sourcebook

    SPRINGFIELD — Attorney Carol Cioe Klyman and Attorney Ann Weber have been recognized for their work on the 2016 Massachusetts….

    NCPA Innovation Center Aims to Help Independent Pharmacies Evolve

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Assoc. (NCPA) announced the establishment of a new Innovation Center intended to further….

    Federal Grant Supports CHP Dental Integration in Pittsfield

    PITTSFIELD — Community Health Programs (CHP) will assume sponsorship and operation of Berkshire Medical Center’s (BMC) Dental Clinic, following the….

    Taylor Street Dental Welcomes Dr. Vincent Oh

    SPRINGFIELD — Taylor Street Dental announced the addition of Dr. Vincent Oh to its dental practice. Dr. Oh began treating….

    East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center Receives National Award

    EAST LONGMEADOW — The American Health Care Assoc. and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently announced the selection of….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center Laboratory Earns Accreditation

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s main laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for a….

    Kimball Farms Lifecare to Host Lecture by Oscar Hammerstein III

    LENOX — Kimball Farms Lifecare in Lenox will host a lecture by Oscar Hammerstein III, grandson of famed lyricist Oscar….

    USDA Launches App to Educate Consumers on Food Freshness

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new mobile app to educate consumers on ways….

    Mass. Medical Society Applauds Passage of Partial-fill Legislation

    WALTHAM — The president of the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) said Congress has taken a significant step forward in the….

    Report Details Massachusetts Residents without Insurance Coverage

    BOSTON — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is releasing a new report, “Massachusetts Residents without Health Insurance….

    AMA Disappointed by Congress’ Response to Zika Virus

    CHICAGO — Dr. Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Assoc. (AMA), this week lamented the federal government’s lack of….

    Knee Arthritis Program to Be Offered on July 21 at Mont Marie

    HOLYOKE — Join Holyoke Medical Center for a program with Dr. Kelly Instrum, orthopedic surgeon, on Thursday, July 21 at….

    Don’t Let Motion Sickness Ruin Your Travels This Summer

    SPRINGFIELD — For some, the very thought of vacation makes them sick — all the packing and organizing and making….

    Williamstown Commons to Host Senior Citizen Picnic on July 28

    WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center invites seniors in the community to a picnic on Thursday, July 28….

    HMC Offers Nutrition Program at RiverMills Chicopee Senior Center

    CHICOPEE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) invites the public to attend a program with Marissa Chiapperino, clinical nutritionist navigator, on….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to Sponsor Babysitters Academy

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in July to ready area youth for summer and….

    BFMC Dietitian to Offer ‘Supermarket Savvy’ Nutrition Class

    GREENFIELD — Alicia Walter, a Baystate Health dietitian, is offering a series of free monthly nutrition classes. Though geared toward….

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