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  • December 2006

    Seeds of Change UMass Is a National Leader in Health and Science Research

    Chlamydia is known as a “silent” disease because it shows no symptoms in 75% of infected women and half of….

    Critical Needs Mercy Breaks Ground on New Intensive Care, Ambulatory Surgery Units

    Technology in health care moves quickly, says Dr. George Karras — so much so that the realistic lifespan of many….

    Mercy Wellness Center Opens at Healthtrax

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — The new Mercy Wellness Center at Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness in West Springfield has opened with physical….

    Health New England Expands Network to Central Mass.

    SPRINGFIELD — Health New England (HNE) announced that it has signed agreements with three hospitals in Central Mass. Beginning in….

    Rapid Response Team Formed at Baystate Mary Lane

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital has implemented a Rapid Response Team available 24 hours a day, seven days a….

    It’s Flu Season: Beware of ‘Disease Fatigue’

    It’s been quite a year for infectious diseases. In Massachusetts, eastern equine encephalitis has resulted in three human cases, causing….

    Simpson Appointed Chief of Retreat Healthcare

    BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Board of Trustees of Retreat Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert E. Simpson….

    Patient Safety Initiative Launched to Prevent Medication Errors

    BURLINGTON/WALTHAM — The Mass. Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, in collaboration with the Mass. Medical Society, have jointly….

    Cooley Dickinson Hires Two Intensivists

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickin-son Hospital has hired two intensivists — Carla Nordstrom, MD, MPH, FCCP; and David Serlin, MD —….

    Rockridge Retirement Community Expands with New Gardens Program

    NORTHAMPTON — Jeannie Banas eats corn on the cob one kernel at a time. It’s about patience and persistence. And….

    New Pediatricians Join Baystate Practices in Ware and Belchertown

    WARE — Baystate Medical Practices – Quabbin Pediatrics is pleased to welcome two new physicians, Dr. Patricia Sfeir and Dr…..

    Baystate Home Infusion and Respiratory Services Opens

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Home Infusion & Respiratory Services recently hosted an open house to mark the grand opening of its….

    AIC Students Conduct Balance Clinic

    SPRINGFIELD — Walking the straight and narrow is not always as easy as it sounds, especially for the elderly or….

    Baystate Dietitian Receives Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Gloria Houston, DTR, a longtime Baystate Health employee, has received the 2006 Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year….

    Local American Red Cross Chapter Honors Volunteers

    SPRINGFIELD — Several volunteers and one staff member were recognized at the recent 99th annual meeting of the American Red….

    Arthritis Foundation Hosts Online Auction

    The Massachusetts chapter of the Arthritis Foundation has introduced a new way to show support for more than 1.5 million….

    Clinical Analysis Life Sciences Center Helps Turn Good Research into Good Health

    To Dr. Lawrence Schwartz, the life sciences are about bridging a gap.“A lot of our activity is in transitional research,”….

    Barr None Construction Company Quickly Builds a Portfolio in the Pioneer Valley

    Interaction. That was the initial, one-word response offered by Steve Killian when asked what distinguishes construction work for the health….

    SPHS CEO McCorkle Named William Pynchon Award Winner

    SPRINGFIELD — Vincent McCorkle, president and CEO of the Sisters of Providence Health System in Springfield, is one of four….

    Call to Collect As Understanding of Hoarding Grows, So Does the Scope of the Issue

    Occasionally, we see reports of overloaded homes on the evening news.As footage rolls of law enforcement and public health officials….

    A Sensory Approach Cooley Dickinson Reduces Need for Restraints in Psychiatric Patients

    The image of patients in psychiatric wards being held down against their will isn’t one that behavioral health professionals want….

    Easing Mental Illness Through Money Throwing Cash at a Social Problem Can Do Some Good

    Over the past half century, with little fanfare, the lives of people with mental illness have improved markedly. While new….

    Some Limits On Liability Local Attorney Successfully Argues That Hospital, Corporate Parent Not Liable in Case

    It was a case involving one facility in Worcester, but the result has hospital administrators across the Common-wealth breathing a….

    When a Loved One Passes Away Steps to Take Even If You Think There Is No ‘Probate’ Estate

    The passing of a parent, spouse, partner, or good friend is never easy to address or contemplate. In addition to….

    Law Firms Ranked by Number of Lawyers

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    Creating a Strategy Tax Planning Tips for the Practice and Individual Practitioner — Part II

    Most people consider tax planning as an exercise that is usually done near the end of the tax year, and….

    A Different Kind of Malpractice Law Today, Medical Liability Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

    Could the Bay State’s malpractice problem — and the soaring costs that accompany it — be solved with more openness….

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