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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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Elms Names YWCA Director Elizabeth Dineen New Trustee
Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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  • June 2004

    Critical Study Baystate Doctor Heads Research That May Improve Surgical Safety

    For many patients, cardiovascular complications following major surgery are a significant threat.   A team of doctors from Baystate Health….

    A Dangerous Treatment? Possible Link Found Between Hormone Therapy And Increased Stroke Risk

    Hormone therapy in the treatment of symptoms of menopause has come under close scrutiny in a wide-ranging study conducted by….

    A Going Concern High-tech Therapy Brings Relief To Patients With Bladder Problems

    It’s a health issue that doesn’t get mentioned often, but having a bladder control problem can have serious implications for….

    A Shallow Pool Physician Recruitment Poses Challenges In Greater Springfield And Across State

    Medical schools across Massachusetts produce thousands of physicians each year. The challenge is persuading them to work in the state….

    A Softer Mammogram Cooley Dickinson Hospital Now Offers A More Comfortable Screening

    Mammograms have proven to be an effective method of catching early-stage breast cancer, but many women put them off, for….

    After Stroke, Physician Learns New Lessons About Life And Medicine

    During his 46 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Norman Epstein delivered thousands of babies, performed hundreds of surgeries, and faced….

    Berkshire Medical Center Program Approved By Cancer Commission

    PITTSFIELD — The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted approval to the cancer program at….

    Breath Of Fresh Air Mercy Medical Center Conducts Open House To Mark World Asthma Day

    It’s a condition that makes more than 20 million Americans short of breath — often seriously so. But too few….

    CDH Auxiliary, Staff Honored

    NORTHAMPTON — The Mass. Assoc. of Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services (MADHVS) awarded Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Auxiliary and staff with….

    Cooley Dickinson Hospital Auxiliary Receives Children’s Advocacy Award

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Auxiliary recently received the Champion for Children Award at the fifth annual Child Abuse Awareness….

    Equal Benefits Employers Deal With Same-sex Unions

    Call it uncharted territory — both for Massachusetts law and the state’s business community.   On May 17, six months….

    Face To Face Dr. Thomas Vergo Helps Repair Both Physical And Psychological Damage

    In an ideal world, Dr. Thomas J. Vergo Jr. says, his services wouldn’t be in such demand.   “With cancer,….

    Getting A Taste Grants Boost Nursing Recruitment Program At Holyoke Medical Center

    In the summer between her two years of nursing school at Greenfield Community College, Russian native Olga Saykina wanted an….

    Healthy Growth Pattern Medical Malpractice Specialists Morrison, Mahoney & Miller Chart a Course

    The Springfield office of the Boston law firm Morrison, Mahoney & Miller, LLP has charted strong growth in the past….

    Hospice Walkathon Slated For June 5

    SPRINGFIELD — There is still time to obtain walk papers for the sixth annual Step Out for Hospice walkathon to….

    Editorial Liability Reform Is A Smart Move For Massachusetts

    When the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) offered its strong support of legislation to curb the cost of medical liability insurance,….

    Looking Into Foreign Nurses They Could Pose A Viable Option To Solve An Employment Shortfall

    If your facility is experiencing a chronic shortage of nursing staff, as most in Western Mass. are, you may be….

    MMS Applauds Bill To Ease Medical Liability

    WALTHAM — Physicians with the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) are applauding the action of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Insurance,….

    New Method Improves Options For Dialysis Patients

    Late last year, Holyoke Medical Center became one of the first campuses in Western Mass. to make dialysis patients’ lives….

    Opinion Osteoporosis Afflicts Men, Too, Not Just Women

    Most people don’t think that men develop osteoporosis. This disease, in which bone becomes thin and fragile and can fracture….

    Questions Of Payment CMS Issues Clarification Of Incident-to Billing For Non-physician Providers

    Non-physician providers (NPPs) are being utilized more than ever in doctors’ practices. Medicare payments for services provided by NPPs have….

    Series Targets Family Health

    Programs that benefit families also benefit the community at large.   And in 2002, the Health Programs Department at Health….

    The Perception Gap Osteoporosis Group Urges Women To Discuss The Risk With Their Doctors

    Even though the majority of women age 45 and older have at least two risk factors for osteoporosis, only 15%….

    VNA & Hospice Nurse Honored As Manager Of The Year

    NORTHAMPTON — The Home & Health Care Association of Massachusetts announced that Gina Mazza, R.N. is the winner of its….

    Volunteers Sought For ACS Program

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — The American Cancer Society will hold a training on June 6 for Western Mass. beauty professionals interested….

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