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

    Generation Extra Pediatric Obesity Is a Growing Problem

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. It’s a refrain repeated by generations of….

    Striking Back Annual Stroke Forum Stresses Recovery, Positive Outlook

    Bob Swanson has come a long way in his recovery from a stroke. His voice still bears the telltale slurring,….

    Baystate Mary Lane OR Gets High-definition Picture Clarity

    WARE — Pam Wallace, RN, BSN, has been the manager for Surgical Services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital for more….

    WAMDA Touts Success of Run/Walk

    NORTHAMPTON — Pets and their owners alike enjoyed a little exercise recently at the 14th annual run/walk and health fair….

    Apex Healthcare Launches Web Site

    SPRINGFIELD — Apex Healthcare Services, a Springfield-based home health care agency, has launched its new Web site, www.apexcares.com. The site….

    Do You Know How Your Doctor Ranks?

    Much like consumer products, physicians are now being ranked, graded, and rated on a host of criteria, part of the….

    HHC, Tapestry Receive Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation Awards

    HOLYOKE, FLORENCE — To help expand access to “culturally competent health care,” the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA)….

    Mass. Medical Society Focuses on Healthy Weight

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS), the statewide professional association of physicians, has announced the start of the third….

    Franklin Oncology Nurses Achieve 100% National Certification

    GREENFIELD — With the recent certification of Joy Pelc, RN, OCN, 100% of the nurses in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s….

    Consolidated Health Plans Adds New Products

    SPRINGFIELD — Consolidated Health Plans (CHP), a third-party administrator, is adding three new insurance products that will create 30 additional….

    Providence Behavioral Health Hospital Settles Contract

    HOLYOKE — Mental health counselors and certified nursing assistants at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital, represented by the United Auto Workers….

    Mass. Medical Society Urges More Medicaid Funding

    WALTHAM — In a letter to state legislators from the organization’s president, the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) is urging representatives….

    On Guard For Kevin Breveleri, Stroke Is a Constant Threat

    The deck was stacked against Kevin Breveleri from the start of his life. A few days of carelessness almost ended….

    Positive Reinforcement Paul Grunthart Looks on the Sunny Side

    Usually the hospital visit follows the stroke, not the other way around. But when Paul Grunthart woke up one morning….

    Not Too Young Jerome Irving Shares His Wake-up Call with Others

    Jerome Irving admits he had some risk factors for a stroke. But in his 40s, he wasn’t nearly old enough….

    All Cards on the Table Dual Diagnoses Are Common in Behavioral Health

    Sometimes it takes awhile for common sense to become common practice. Behavioral health care has always been a complex science,….

    Head in the Game Berkshire Program Helps Young Athletes Avoid Repeated Concussions

    Andre Waters, a former defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles, took his own life last fall with a shotgun blast…..

    Through a Child’s Eyes Baystate Children’s Hospital Catches the Spirit

    It’s an unlikely question: can going to a hospital be fun? “One family told us, ‘if this was a hotel,….

    Dose of Reality Hospitals Implement Changes to Reduce Fatal Medication Errors

    The numbers have been reported countless times since a 1999 Institute of Medicine report claimed that at least 44,000 deaths….

    Picture This

    Info, Please The 10th annual Community Health Fair at Springfield Technical Community College featured dozens of senior Nursing students presenting….

    Your Disabled Child’s Financial Future To Ensure Adequate Support, Consider the Special Needs Trust

    If you’re the parent of a disabled child, you’re probably concerned with the uncertainty of your child’s financial future and….

    The Deadline Approaches How Will Health Care Reform Impact Your Practice?

    On April 12, 2006, then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed into law the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Plan. This legislation is intended….

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