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Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
Two New Members Appointed to STCC Board of Trustees
HCC Foundation Offers More Than $200,000 in College Scholarships
Baystate Health Names Two New Trustees
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  • January 2009

    Digital Diagnosis Sorting Good Medical Advice from Bad on the Internet

    Dr. Bruce Auerbach knows a lot about medicine. He wouldn’t be president of the Mass. Medical Society if he didn’t…..

    The Patient’s Role in Preventing Infections

    An estimated 100,000 patients will die this year from infections they get while in the hospital. According to the Centers….

    The Physician Workforce: One Leg of a Three-Legged Stool

    Our 2008 Physician Workforce Study created quite a stir. It has always generated significant media attention, but at last count….

    Screen Shot How Violence in Television, Movies, and Games Impacts Children

    Maria Maloney has been a child and family therapist for 15 years, so she sees firsthand the impact of media….

    Reflecting on the Moment Some Clear Lessons Taken from Health System’s Handling of ‘The Window’

    It’s called the ‘Incident Command System.’ And, as the name suggests, it was developed by administrators with the Sisters of….

    Not Little Adults Dr. Lindsey Grossman Takes the Helm at Baystate Children’s Hospital

    Dr. Lindsey Grossman likes happy endings. And as a pediatrician, she’s thankful that she’s been able to experience more of….

    Ups and Downs Millions of Children Deal with the Unpredictability of ADD

    Rob Robinson describes them in the most glowing of terms. “Often they’re very creative people who possess a lot of….

    Medical Real Estate for sale and Lease

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    Brain Power This Neurosurgeon Doesn’t Let Anything Get on His Nerves

    Dr. Kamal Kalia opened his desk drawer and pulled out a few of the many greeting cards packed inside. “I….

    Mercy Named 2008 Honor Roll Hospital

    SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has been named to the 2008 Hospital Honor Roll by Harvard Pilgrim Health, in an….

    Master Your Metabolism How to Fire Up Your Body’s Fat-burning Furnace

    Your metabolism holds the secret to your best body. It’s true. The secret to getting the health and fitness results….

    The Business of Medicine AIC Adds Four-year Degree Program Focused on Health Care Management, Marketing

    Leah Johnson described it as a quick, simple experiment — one that yielded the kind of results she anticipated but….

    Career Pulse

    Brown Joins JGS Family Medical Care LONGMEADOW — Dr. Carolyn J. Brown, has joined the JGS Family Medical Care practice….

    Baystate Earns Fifth Beacon Award

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center’s Daly 6-2 Surgical Intermediate Care Unit has joined the ranks of the top health care….

    CDH Announces Mammography Services

    AMHERST and NORTHAMPTON — Area residents now have access to digital mammography exams at the Amherst Community Health Center and….

    Database of Knowledge E-prescribing Incentives and Mandates for Your Practice

    E-prescribing is IT software and peripheral equipment used to monitor, evaluate, and issue patient drug prescriptions by health care providers…..

    Baystate Mary Lane Announces EMT Continuing-education Classes

    WARE — The Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Continuing Education Program has released its schedule of classes….

    The Pitfalls of Estate Planning Sweeping the Minefield of Long-distance Caregiving

    When the time comes for long-term care, most elders prefer to stay in their present location, even if staying there….

    Picture This

    Open for Business Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were staged recently at Agawam Crossing, a new medical and office building on Route 75…..

    Survey Tracks Effects of Defensive Medicine in Massachusetts

    WALTHAM — A first-of-its-kind survey of physicians by the Mass. Medical Society on the practice of ‘defensive medicine’ — tests,….

    AIC Earns National Nursing Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — American International College’s undergraduate Nursing program has received recognition from a national accrediting board. The Commission on Collegiate….

    CDH Works to Prevent Hospital Infections

    NORTHAMPTON — As of the end of December, it has been 14 months since a Cooley Dickinson Hospital ICU patient….

    Lenox Softworks Releases Mac Version of Microscope Program

    LENOX — For professionals ranging from physicians to lab technicians, a sophisticated tool integral to their professions just got better,….

    Baystate Trauma Program Receives Top-level Verification

    SPRINGFIELD — The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has re-verified Baystate Medical Center as a Level 1 Trauma Center, recognizing….

    BFMC Alters Format of Diabetes-education Class

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center is now offering a highly interactive education program for people with diabetes. Taught by….

    CDH Emergency Department Improves Patient Flow

    NORTHAMPTON — Prior to a new Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH) ambulance-diversion policy that took affect on Jan. 1,….

    Rockridge to Host Free Seminar on Long-term Planning

    NORTHAMPTON — As part of an effort to educate the public about the importance of long-term care planning and insurance,….

    Deadline Nears for Hometown Heroes Nominations

    SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter’s 2009 Hometown Heroes Breakfast will take place on Wednesday, March 18….

    Deadline Nears for Hometown Heroes Nominations

    SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter’s 2009 Hometown Heroes Breakfast will take place on Wednesday, March 18….

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