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Fund-raising Efforts Underway for 24th Annual Rays of Hope Events
Business & Innovation Expo to Feature Panel Talk on Cybersecurity
Study: Type-and-click Tasks Drain Half the Primary-care Workday
EMT Training Program Begins Oct. 3 in Ware
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  • July 2008

    Rise and Fall Crystal Meth Offers a Dangerous High

    Asked what age groups are the biggest users of ‘crystal meth,’ James Leyden thought for a moment.“I’d say a lot….

    Surgical Precision Colorectal Cancers Get the Minimally Invasive Treatment

    About 112,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, in addition to 41,000 new cases of rectal cancer. Together,….

    Baystate Mary Lane Lane Introduces HALS — a New Surgical Practice

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware has introduced a new surgical practice that improves patient quality and patient….

    Righting Health Care Reform in Massachusetts

    In a November 2005 letter to the Legislature, more than 20 state business associations declared support for measures that would….

    The Benefits of a Higher Cigarette Tax

    Each year, as the Legislature sets the state budget, members are confronted with making tough and balanced choices while remaining….

    Joint Decisions Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Leonard Wagner Gets Patients Moving Again

    Dr. Leonard Wagner recalled a patient who needed both knees replaced, and had been taken care of by her youngest….

    Career Pulse

    Baystate Franklin Names Szpila Emergency Manager GREENFIELD — Annette Szpila, RN, MSN, who had been serving as the interim Emergency….

    PET-CT Service At Mercy Gains Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — Western Mass-achusetts PET-CT Imaging, at Mercy Medical Center, has been accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)…..

    Sleep Center Expands at HMC

    Imagine that as you are reading this article, someone interrupts you every few sentences. It probably would limit your ability….

    BMC’s ICU Cops Beacon Award For the Fourth Consecutive Year

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit has been recognized for a fourth straight year for its nursing excellence….

    Annual ‘Walk of Champions’ To Step off in Warren on May 4

    WARE — John O’Neill, ladies field hockey coach at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, in partnership with Baystate….

    Stretching the Imagination Janet Allen-Burke Touts the Benefits of Pilates

    A woman named Jane arrived at the Pilates Center of Western Mass. with multiple sclerosis — and a willingness to….

    The Write Stuff Where There’s a Will, There’s a Right Way to Approach the Document

    Gina Barry calls them “$50 wills.” The dollar amount actually varies, she explained, but the basic point she’s making gets….

    The Deed with Life Estate A Smart Way to Preserve Your Home from Long Term Care Expenses

    It is likely that your home is the single largest asset you own. As a means of attempting to protect….

    Blowing Smoke Despite Progress, Cigarettes Continue to Be a Major Public Health Problem

    For generations, Americans have heard the risks of smoking trumpeted in public-service announcements and read them right on cigarette packages…..

    Welcome Home Cancer House of Hope Offers Just That

    Any location with the word ‘cancer’ in its name can’t be a desirable destination — or can it?“This is not….

    Picture This

    Hometown Heroes The American Red Cross of the Pioneer Valley staged its sixth annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast on March 20,….

    Decisions, Decisions Medical Office Space: Buy, Lease or Walk Away?

    Doctors often ponder whether it is better to own their medical office space (MOS) or rent from someone else. Ownership….

    Making a Connection Match Day Brings Hospitals, Medical Students Together

    “Mike the medical student was so ready to start his career…” “How ready was he?” “He was so ready, he….

    Mass. Hospitals Adopt Groundbreaking Education Initiative for Trustees

    The Mass. Hospital Association’s board of trustees has unanimously endorsed a new, innovative education curriculum aimed at providing hospital trustees….

    MMS Backs Agreement On Physician Performance

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) welcomed the release of the “Patient Charter for Physician Performance Measurement, Reporting and….

    Care Center Celebrates Students

    HOLYOKE — The Care Center will celebrate its students and staff at its annual dinner at the Log Cabin Tuesday,….

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