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Dr. Neil Seymour understands the struggles medical professionals face in Massachusetts, from stingy Medicaid reimbursement rates to soaring malpractice costs…..
Sonia Bouvier can rattle off stories about the choices people make between health and money. Too many times, she….
Almost every parent is familiar with the following scenario. It has either happened to them or somebody they know —….
The state’s new prescription tax was never intended to apply to patients. But, thanks to some vagueness and confusion, that’s….
Massachusetts faces a health care crisis of unprecedented proportions. The number of uninsured people continues to grow, the costs of….
SPRINGFIELD — Nine health care organizations in Western Mass. were among 48 organizations across the state in January to receive….
SPRINGFIELD — The MassMutual Community Fund of the United Way of Pioneer Valley has approved a $10,000 grant to the….
Two million Americans experience heart failure, and half of those affected with congestive heart failure (CHF) are hospitalized each year…..
Flu Deaths Are On The Rise- Influenza Is A Growing Problem, And An Aging Population Is Part Of The Reason
Deaths associated with influenza have increased substantially in the past two decades in the United States, according to an article….
LUDLOW — HealthSouth Rehabilita-tion Hospital of Western Mass. announced that it has been honored for ranking among the top 10 HealthSouth….
Characterizing the move as a tentative but needed first step, Health New England (HNE), the second-largest health maintenance organization in….
LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Western Mass. to fund a….
CHICOPEE — Holyoke Hospital’s Laboratory recently opened a blood-drawing station at 260 New Ludlow Road for the convenience of its….
Health Care Leaders Make Unified Appeal To Increase Medicare Reimbursement WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mass. Hospital Assoc. (MHA) led a….
To Dr. Charles Mick, it’s like coming out of the Stone Age. That’s how he characterized the range of….
Dr. Ronald Paasch holds a pair of long, needle-like appliances in his hands. The shorter appliance, about eight inches long,….
‘A Step In The Right Direction’ President Bush Offers Proposals To Rein In Malpractice Awards Nationally
As Massachusetts and other states struggle with an exodus of doctors and specialists due to soaring malpractice insurance costs, President….
There are more than a million species of the microscopic fungi that we call mold. They perform a basic biological….
Very often, a person’s home is one of the single largest assets they may own. As a means of attempting….
The Skinny On The BMI Doctors And Statistics Agree That The Body-mass Index Is A Reliable Weight Gauge
It’s a health trend that makes the news more often than just about any other: Americans are fatter than ever…..
Total physical activity, including various types of exercising, such as running, walking, and weight training, are associated with a reduced….
Health & Fitness Message In A Bottle? Study: Light-to-moderate Drinking Could Cut Heart Disease Risk In Men
A 12-year study of 38,077 male health professionals found that men who drank alcohol three or more days per week….
Doctors continually struggle with the question of how to compensate and hold onto their practice managers. There are many definitions….
SPRINGFIELD — Susan Alexander of Granby, a 2002 graduate of the Surgical Technology department at Springfield Technical Community College, has….
WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Kiwanis Club of Springfield and area KEY Clubs have partnered with the Western Mass. Safe Kids….