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  • January 2005

    Keys To The Future Of Medicine Baystate CIS System Puts Information At One’s Fingertips

    Tina Frazier laughed when she said that she no longer has to worry about trying to read physicians’ notoriously bad….

    Bak Named Nurse Manager

    GREENFIELD — Katie Bak, BSN, RN, has been appointed nurse manager of the Intensive Care and Telemetry units at Franklin….

    Best Defenses New Treatments For Colon Cancer Abound, But Prevention Is Still The Best Medicine

    It’s an exciting time for colon cancer research, according to Dr. George Bowers, a medical oncologist at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital.  ….

    Defining ‘Safe’ Proposed ‘Patient Safety Act’ Would Let Health Professionals Set Nursing Levels

    When asked to define the word ‘safe,’ as used in the phrases safe staffing levels and safe patient care, Karen….

    Editorial Patient Safety Act A Good Compromise For State’s Hospitals

    Legislation that would have created a pilot program for the establishment of minimum nurse-staffing levels in the state’s hospitals never….

    Fantastic Voyage Futuristic ‘PillCam’ Shoots, And Scores

    Dr. Ira Schmelkin puts a lot of himself into his work. And sometimes, that means putting his work into himself…..

    FMC Psychiatric Nurse Speaks At Conference

    GREENFIELD — Robyn Miller, MSN, APRN, BC, manager of Franklin Medical Center’s Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, recently gave a presentation on….

    Survey: More Companies Offering Wellness Programs For Employees

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — U.S. corporations are doing more to promote wellness among employees, according to American Management Association’s (AMA)….

    In A Different Vein Sufferers of Varicose Veins Now Have Another Option When Seeking Treatment

    Until recently, the treatment of varicose veins was an involved, invasive process that left patients unable to work, or even….

    Landmark Study Analyzes Cost Of Medical Care For Uninsured

    BOSTON — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation recently released a new report by the Urban Institute….

    Mercy Medical Center To Open Wound-care Facility In January

    SPRINGFIELD — On Jan. 3, Mercy Medical Center will open a highly specialized facility for treating patients with chronic non-healing….

    Country Bank Continues Support Of Mary Lane

    WARE – Country Bank for Savings, which operates 13 locations throughout Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester Counties, has continued its long-term….

    MNA, Coalition Re-Files Safe RN Staffing Bill

    CANTON — The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), in conjunction with the Coalition to Protect Massachusetts Patients, announced that it has….

    Opinion Online Health Insurance Needed

    Americans purchased about $95 billion in goods and services over the Internet in 2003. This dynamism added significantly to entrepreneurship….

    Pioneers Of Change Extended Care Center For Excellence Breaks New Ground In Valley Health Care

    Marilyn Webb, director of the Extended Care Center for Excellence and career ladder training coordinator for Loomis Communities, doesn’t put….

    Seeing The Light Understanding Sundowners Syndrome

    An elderly woman chats congenially at lunchtime with a nurse from her hospital bed as she recovers from minor surgery…..

    Smarter, Stronger, Smaller Implantable Defibrillators Revolutionize Cardiac Medicine As They Gain Acceptance

    Implantable defibrillators aren’t a new concept in the medical world, but like any technologically advanced surgical procedure, they have taken….

    The HIPAA Security Risk Assessment The Foundation For Your Practice’s HIPAA Security Compliance Plan

    Effective April 21, 2005, all “covered entities” — meaning most health care providers — must be in compliance with the….

    The Special Needs Trust This Legal Planning Tool Can Help Protect The Financial Future For A Disabled Child

    Planning for your disabled child’s financial future will protect his or her financial security and eliminate the emotional strain placed….

    Where There’s A Pill, There’s A Way Leukemia Drug Gleevec Continues To Show Promise In Patients And Clinical Trials

    Ten years ago, the idea of taking a pill once a day to fight cancer seemed like a far away….

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