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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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  • February 2007

    We’re Going Red! The Healthcare News Supports Women’s Heart Health

    For the second straight year, the February issue of The Healthcare News has gone red. Here’s why. Go Red for….

    Down Time As Awareness of Sleep Disorders Goes Mainstream, Sufferers See Their Dreams Come True

    Dr. Jay Fleitman tells the story of a patient with sleep apnea who fell asleep one day behind the wheel…..

    Mercy Medical Center Adds Full-time PET-CT Services

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has added a fixed unit for PET-CT imaging technology, making Western Mass. PET-CT Imaging the….

    State Grant Targets Smoking in Berkshire County

    PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has announced that it is a recipient of two Mass. Department….

    A Cure for Spiraling Health Care Costs Government Should Cover the Expense of High-cost Patients

    As Governor-elect Deval Patrick and his new team contemplate a legislative strategy, reducing the cost of private health insurance for….

    Immunization Remains a Key Factor in Fight for Good Health

    One of the most potent weapons we have for good health is immunization. Vaccines have an extraordinary record in preventing….

    Agawam’s Microtest Enhances Analytical Lab Services

    AGAWAM — Microtest has enhanced its analytical lab services with the installation of a new, advanced technology, the MicroSeq Microbial….

    Morrell-Ambo Receives Hand Therapy Certification

    GREENFIELD — Catherine Morrell-Ambo, OTR/L, CHT, an occupational therapist with Baystate Rehabilitation Services at Franklin Medical Center, has completed her….

    Goodman Attends National Phlebotomy Conference

    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Robert L. Goodman, owner of the Goodman Vein and Laser Center in West Springfield, recently attended the….

    Fournier Named HMC Managed Care Coordinator

    HOLYOKE — Gail D. Fournier has been named Managed Care coordinator at Holyoke Medical Center. Fournier comes to Holyoke Medical….

    Tsotsis Joins AdCare Board of Directors

    WORCESTER — Michael P. Tsotsis, President and CEO of Benefit Development Group, has been appointed to the Board of Directors….

    HMC Appoints Tobey OR Nurse Manager

    HOLYOKE — Patricia Tobey, RN, has been named Operating Room nurse manager at Holyoke Medical Center. Tobey brings to HMC….

    Tarail Appointed to Post at Providence Hospital

    HOLYOKE — Mary Tarail, M.D., has been appointed to the post of associate medical director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Providence….

    Country Bank Continues to Support Baystate Mary Lane Hospital

    WARE — The mission of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital is to improve the health of people in the community with….

    CDH Expands Roster of Complementary Therapies

    NORTHAMPTON — At the Center for Complementary Therapies at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, healing is about the mind and spirit, as….

    Mercy Introduces Gender-specific Knee Replacement Device

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center recently introduced gender-specific knee replacement implants for women. The new device features a slightly different….

    Mass. Medical Society Wins National Award

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS), a statewide professional organization of physicians, has been honored with an Award of….

    Exercising Patience Researchers Press On in the Struggle Against Alzheimer’s Disease

    Cholinesterase inhibitors. Memantine. Ballroom dancing. Does any of these terms seem out of place among the others? It shouldn’t. While….

    When the Nurse Goes Home Apex Home Care Fills a Need for Recently Hospitalized Patients

    Hospital stays are a lot shorter than they used to be, says Cheryl Rumley. At the same time, though, the….

    Changing Times at Social Security Patients Must Navigate a New System for Screening Claims

    The Social Security Administration has launched a new system for screening disability claims filed by people in Massachusetts and the….

    A Matter of Trust Giving Someone Power of Attorney over Your Financial Matters Is a Key Decision

    As you may have already heard or read, a Durable Power of Attorney (DPA) is a very important and beneficial….

    Two Survivors’ Stories Cardiovascular Emergencies Can Strike Women at Any Age

    Editor’s note: Heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes can affect anyone, at any age. Despite its prevalence, however, many people….

    Priming the Pump Baystate’s Heart Failure Program Gives Patients Tools to Live

    Irene Moore’s primary care physician told her she was in bad shape, with only a few months to live, if….

    Made for Walkin’ Start! Program Reaches Out to Employers to Improve National Health Statistics

    According to a recent Harvard University study, for every hour of physical activity, the average person gains two hours of….

    Picture This

    Running for Life The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently honored several volunteers at its annual Relay for Life Summit. From….

    Long-Term Care Insurance It’s an Increasingly Popular and Valuable Employee Benefit

    Most of us are living longer into our 70s, 80s, and even 90s. With this comes the challenge of assuring….

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