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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
Greenfield Center for Wellness Set to Open
Elms Names YWCA Director Elizabeth Dineen New Trustee
Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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  • July 2007

    An Opportunity for the Ages The Arbors Moves Well Beyond Old-school Thinking

    Say you’ve got a prime slice of real estate on Memorial Drive in Chicopee, you’re building an assisted-living facility, and….

    Tick TALK Lyme Disease Is on the Rise in Massachusetts

    It starts with a tradeoff of sorts — with a tick getting the better end of the deal. “When you….

    Reprogramming the Computer Hypnotherapist Preaches Mind over Matters

    Jim Callahan keeps a gold pocket watch in the top drawer of his desk, but he’s never used it. That’s….

    WNEC to Add School of Pharmacy

    SPRINGFIELD — The Western New England College board of trustees has voted to move forward with plans to create a….

    Mercy Prepares to Go Smoke-free in 2008

    SPRINGFIELD — To further its commitment to the prevention and treatment of disease, Mercy Medical Center will become a smoke-free….

    Relationship Between Physicians and Drug Companies Raises Questions

    Current medical journals and the popular press carry numerous articles about the relationships between the drug manufacturing industry and physicians…..

    We Must Deal with the Coming Medicare Crisis

    The trustees of the nation’s Medicare trust funds have just released their 2007 annual report, and once again the news….

    Children’s Miracle Network Telethon Raises $727,454

    SPRINGFIELD — The 2007 Children’s Miracle Network Telethon at Baystate Health, broadcast on June 16, raised a record $727,454 to….

    Career Pulse

    Sutton Honored as Oncology Social Worker of the Year GREENFIELD — Vicki Sutton, MSW, LCSW, Oncology social worker at Baystate….

    Sedation-focused Dental Practice Reduces Fear

    FLORENCE — Visiting the dentist consistently shows up on lists of people’s top fears, along with fear of heights, flying,….

    Baystate Earns National Environmental Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health recently received a 2007 Environmental Leadership Award from Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), a not-for-profit….

    Holyoke MRI Receives Accreditation

    HOLYOKE — The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program at Holyoke Medical Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation as a….

    Jewish Geriatric Services Completes Intergenerational Program

    LONGMEADOW — Eleven students from the Sandi Kupperman Learning Center at Temple Beth El in Springfield recently participated in the….

    10th Annual Step Out for Hospice Walk Surpasses $100,000 Goal

    SPRINGFIELD — When the final step was taken on a rainy May morning at Forest Park in Springfield, walkers participating….

    Maple Surgery Center Changes Name

    SPRINGFIELD — Maple Surgery Center, located at 298 Carew St. in Springfield, has changed its name to Baystate Orthopedic Surgery….

    Holyoke Receives ‘HeartSafe Community’ Designation

    HOLYOKE — The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Mass. Department of Public Health recently named the City of Holyoke….

    Grants Provide Care to Uninsured

    WESTERN MASS. — The Mass. Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation have awarded grants to two agencies in Western Mass…..

    CDH Installs MRI Unit at Amherst Outpatient Center

    AMHERST — Residents living east of the Connecticut River now have access to a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system….

    Baystate Domestic Violence Project Seeks Volunteers

    SPRINGFIELD — The Domestic Violence Project at Baystate Children’s Hospital’s Family Advocacy Center is looking for volunteers to provide crisis….

    Valley Medical Group Laboratory Achieves National Recognition

    SPRINGFIELD — The Valley Medical Group Laboratory (VMGL) was recently honored by Medical Laboratory Observer as one of the nation’s….

    CDH Receives Grant for Women with Breast Cancer

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Cancer Care Program and its Center for Complementary Therapies have been awarded a grant from….

    Spoke in the Wheel Complementary Medicine Gains Mainstream Acceptance

    Progress has been slow in coming, but the words are nonetheless proving prophetic. Almost a decade ago, Marcia Angell, former….

    Getting to the Point Acupuncture Is a Viable Option for Cancer Treatment

    A frequently asked question by patients undergoing cancer treatment is, “can acupuncture help me?” The issue then becomes: is there….

    Wired for Wellness A Guide to Some of the Latest Trends in Personal Health Technology

    There was a time when the only medical technology we used to keep ourselves healthy was a thermometer. Those days….

    Five Heartbeats In That Short Time, Mercy’s 64-slice CT Scanner Will Capture Your Heart

    In the early days of photography, a person had to sit still in front of a camera for a long….

    One to One Koko Strives to Take the Mystery Out of Strength Training

    Much has been made of people living longer than ever, and wanting to stay healthy in their later years. That….

    Picture This

      The Nursing Class of 2007 Hundreds of Nursing students recently graduated from the area’s colleges with their bachelor’s and….

    Seeing the Light Cutting-edge Victrectomy Slows Visual Deterioration without Sutures

    For many people with diabetes, the thought of vision loss, among the many potentially devastating complications of the disease, is….

    Avoiding the Spiral Retention of Profits Is Key to Long-term Success

    Oak Grove Associates, P.C., a practice group of five physicians, had a long-standing practice of stripping all the cash out….

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