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Dr. Rob Jandl has long known about the shortage of primary-care physicians in Massachusetts. But when he recently conducted a….
A patient is diagnosed with non-small-cell lung cancer. A DNA test costing $1,000 reveals the subtype of his cancer. The….
Although President Barack Obama looks trim and fit, the same cannot be said for most Americans, as two-thirds of adults….
Mission: Ongoing Fallon Community Health Plan Meets Early Goals, but Wants to Build on Its Foundation
When Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) entered the Western Mass. market just over two years ago, the Worcester-based HMO did….
Dr. Glenn Markenson paused before having his picture taken. “You could take one of our pa-tients instead,” he joked. “They’re….
As a cardiopulmonary nurse practitioner at Baystate Franklin Medical Center for the past six years, Kathryn Aubry-McAvoy is no stranger….
When Dr. Timothy Fitzpatrick started practicing as an ob/gyn in the mid-1980s, hormone-replacement therapy was almost universally recognized as an….
“I just want to say that I was very close to losing my hope, my motivation of continuing to live….
Putting the Focus on Prevention That’s the Job Description for Baystate’s Director of Occupational Health
They’re called ‘flu champions.’ That’s the name Dr. Paul Medrek and other members of his team contrived to describe and….
SPRINGFIELD — The American Heart Assoc. (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, and….
Have you been going to the gym on a regular basis and not achieving the weight loss goals you dream….
Demanding Work That Is in Demand Social, Demographic Changes Create Opportunities for Physical Therapist Assistants
Linda Desmarais says that most of those enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Springfield Technical Community College are….
Hirko Named Baystate’s Vascular Surgery Chief SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mark K. Hirko has joined the Department of Surgery at Baystate….
It is an understatement to say that there is a nationwide shortage of doctors. Efforts at the national and state….
PALMER — The Audiology Honor Fund at Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers has announced that a Palmer resident has….
Anger Management At a recent continuing-education seminar at Wing Memorial Hospital, Peter Bishop, a clinical psychologist from the Griswold Behavioral….
More than 91% of current retirees receive monthly benefits from the government program known as Social Security. The program is….
AMHERST — Bedbugs, once nearly eradicated in the urban environment, have made a big comeback recently, especially in metro centers….
SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter’s 2009 Hometown Heroes Breakfast will take place on Wednesday, March 18….
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center will hold its annual Heart and Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of February….
WARE — On Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will host “Spa Spectacular: Women’s….
HOLYOKE — As part of ongoing efforts to provide a wide range of cutting-edge medical services locally, Holyoke Medical Center….
WESTERN MASS. — The Loomis Communities has announced that residents and employees have worked collaboratively to raise $19,397 throughout 2008….
NASHVILLE — When the authors of a well-regarded industry guide to clinical Microsystems invited Carol Smith and Shannon Dillard to….
LONGMEADOW — Demonstrating a commitment to quality care for the frail, elderly, and disabled, Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) received a….
NORTHAMPTON — Rockridge resident Harriet Rogers explains No-Dessert Day in simple terms: “we don’t get so we can give.” Once….
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital will hold a Service of Remembrance on Sunday, March 29 for all area families who….
WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS), in testimony presented recently to the Department of Public Health (DPH), issued its….