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Amherst Chamber to Lead Ribbon Cutting at Achieve TMS East
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  • December 2004

    Reality Show STCC’s Virtual Hospital Offers A Slice Of Life

    It’s a scenario that plays itself out in a typical hospital on a weekly or even daily basis.   An….

    A Tough Pill To Swallow Controversy Continues To Surround HRT

    The controversy surrounding hormone replacement therapy (HRT) continues unabated, according to the recent release of new studies by HRT researchers…..

    Opening Arguments Berkshire Radiological Continues Battle With ‘800-pound Gorilla’

    A new battle has begun for Berkshire Radiological Associates, P.C. (BRA) of Pittsfield.   The private facility, which provides radiological….

    Weighing In Area Physicians, Dietitians Speak Out On The Business of Healthy Eating Habits

    It’s hard to know which way to turn in America’s diet maze.   In addition to trendy diets and products,….

    Baystate’s Health Geographics Program Honored With Vision Award

    SPRINGFIELD – Baystate Health System’s nationally and internationally recognized Health Geographics Program was honored recently at the ESRI International Health….

    CDH Emergency Room Physician Receives Award

    HOLYOKE — At the 118th annual meeting of the Cooley Dickinson Board of Trustees, staged late last month, R.F. Conway,….

    Buyer Beware Phone Reseller’s Scam Teaches Some Hard Lessons On Contracts

    ‘Read the fine print.’ That’s the mantra that business owners — and consumers of all kinds — have heard forever…..

    Evolving Options Less Invasive Permanent Birth Control Method Provides A New Choice For Women

    A new birth control option for women is gaining notoriety in the medical community, for its simplicity as well as….

    Farrick Named Director Of FMC Outpatient Services

    GREENFIELD – David Farrick, an experienced hospital and physician practice administrator, has joined the leadership team at Franklin Medical Center….

    WestMass ElderCare Wins Grant

    HOLYOKE — After three years of planning, WestMass Elder Care was notified late last month of federal support for its….

    Safe Kids Coalition Honored

    SPRINGFIELD – The National SAFE KIDS Campaign recently recognized Baystate Medical Center Children’s Hospital with its Outstanding Lead Organization award,….

    FMC Lab Receives CAP Accreditation

    GREENFIELD — Franklin Medical Center’s main laboratory and the arterial blood gas laboratory in the hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department have both….

    A Clean Start Internal Detoxification Is An Often-overlooked Factor In Achieving Good Health

    Internal detoxification is often neglected, overlooked, or misunderstood by the general public.   Every day our bodies are exposed to….

    Going Nuts Local Business Woman Scores Big With A New Recipe For Good Health – And Success

    Joanne Attardi’s friends, family, and client-base call her ‘Nut Lady.’   But Attardi doesn’t take offense; rather, she encourages use….

    The ABCs of RDAs Reading Between The Lines On The Labels For Foods And Supplements

    Ever wonder what the letters really mean on the labels of your favorite supplements and foods?   Let’s start with….

    McCorkle Named District 1 Regent By ACHE

    SPRINGFIELD — Vincent J. McCorkle, president and chief executive officer of Sisters of Providence Health System, has been named regent….

    Healthcare Resource Solution Announces Two Promotions

    WILBRAHAM — Arlene Kelly and Kim Sanborn, founders of Healthcare Re-source Solution Inc., the region’s leading medical practice revenue management….

    Middle Ground Mediation Grows in Popularity, Especially With Medical Malpractice Cases

    John Bagley says that, in some ways, mediation runs counter to what lawyers learn in school — and to how….

    Oral Health Foundation Announces Grants To Two Area Groups

    SPRINGFIELD — The Oral Health Foundation recently announced the awarding of grants to two area initiatives.  The foundation announced a….

    Opinion President Bush’s Long-term Care Plan: Will It Be Enough?

    Now that the elections are behind us, voters will want to know how their choice may impact the lives of….

    Taking The Lead AIC Unveils New Master’s Program In Nursing To Prepare Executives, Instructors

    Finding nurses trained and ready to work is a national concern.   But as more and more people respond to….

    BHS Deemed ‘Breastfeeding Friendly’

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Baystate Health System hospitals have been recognized by the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition (MBC) as “breastfeeding friendly.” Baystate….

    Taxing Situations Record Keeping, Reimbursements, And Deductibility Of Certain Business Expenses

    Each year around this time, questions arise from physicians looking for additional tax deductions, including vehicle expenses, meals, entertainment, and….

    The ABCs of RDAs Reading Between The Lines On The Labels For Foods And Supplements

    Ever wonder what the letters really mean on the labels of your favorite supplements and foods?   Let’s start with….

    Two Baystate Physicians Finalists For Compassionate Care Award

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Baystate Medical Center caregivers were honored as finalists on Oct. 28, as part of the prestigious Compassionate….

    Fitton Named Manager Of HMC’s Patient Accounts

    HOLYOKE — George W. Fitton of Worcester has been named manager of Patient Accounts at Holyoke Medical Center.   A….

    Retirement Community Breaks Ground

    PRINGFIELD — Ground was broken earlier this month for construction of Keystone Woods, the Pioneer Valley’s newest senior living community…..

    Editorial We All Have Too Much On Our Plates

    Americans are fat. It’s a documented fact that obesity is a growing problem in our society, and yet Americans are….

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