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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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  • May 2009

    Paying the Price The Recession Takes a Toll on Health Care

    When the economy sours, says Hank Porten, financial and physical health go hand in hand. And not in a good….

    Health Care: Let’s Build on What We Know

    An article in the New Yorker earlier this year by Dr. Atul Gawande explained the rationale for creating a national….

    Prepare Now to Face End-of-life Issues

    As a physician who has specialized in medical oncology for four decades, I know well how death and dying can….

    Smiles All Around Dental Health Clinic’s Creation Is a Story of Determination, Perseverance

    Mike Foss says he felt “almost dizzy” at the ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new dental clinic at Springfield Technical Community….

    Shriners Hospital for Children Could Face Closure This Year

    SPRINGFIELD — Citing rising costs, a shrinking endowment, and sharp decreases in donations, the Shriners Hospitals are considering closing six….

    To Screen or Not to Screen? Two Major Studies on Prostate Cancer Leave Plenty of Questions Unanswered

    Two studies that were expected to answer some long-standing questions about prostate cancer may have only further muddied the water…..

    Form and Function Oncoplastic Surgery Gives Breast-cancer Patients Another Choice

    Breast-cancer surgery is always an anxious time, and the decision between a mastectomy and a lumpectomy often a difficult one…..

    Providing a Measure of Hope Annual Cancer Society Gala Will Feature a Night at the Circus

    Spring is a time of growth, renewal, and hope. It’s also the time for the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Evening….

    Progress and Challenge Cancer Death Rates Dropping Among African-Americans, but Still High

    While death rates from cancer continue to drop among African-Americans, the group continues to be diagnosed at more advanced stages….

    Medical Real Estate for sale and Lease

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    Picture This

    All Washed Up Students from Smith Vocational High School’s health technology class recently faced off against adults representing the business….

    Catching Up on Some Reading Pediatric Hospitalist Masters the Art of Understanding His Young Patients

    Dr. Wayne Hioe calls it “the art and science of reading children.” This is the essence, or a big part….

    Fat Chance Five Reasons For Failed Body Transformations

    Why do so many people fail at achieving their body transformation goals? You know what it’s like. You’ve tried everything….

    Massachusetts Health Quality Partners Issues 2009 Report on Quality of Care

    BOSTON — Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) recently released the organization’s fifth annual Quality Insights: Clinical Quality in Primary Care….

    Reverse Mortgage It Could Be the Most Useful Tool in Your Financial Toolbox

    Many seniors are self-sufficient and independent people with strong wills and character to match. However, it is not easy to….

    Career Pulse

    Charest Board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Care SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Shawn Charest of Mercy Medical Center has earned board certification….

    Well-positioned for the Future Demand for the Medical Assistant Is Only Expected to Rise

    Connie Pettengill says that among the many expected highlights of a May 7 Medical Assistant Alumni Reunion at Springfield Technical….

    Weathering the Storm How the Economic Downturn Affects Your Practice — and What You Can Do

    As a country, we are going through some very difficult economic times. We face regular reminders of this as we….

    Laboratory Workers Put Needles to a Different Use

    WARE — To celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week last month, phlebotomists, laboratory technologists, and technicians at Baystate Mary Lane….

    American Red Cross Honors Local Heroes

    SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter recently honored 10 individuals at the 7th annual Hometown Heroes Award….

    AIC Nurse Pinning Set for May 17; 71 Students to Be Honored

    SPRINGFIELD — American International College will recognize 71 nursing students at its annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony on May 17. The….

    Baystate Franklin Takes Steps to Make Surgery Safer

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) recently tested a Surgical Safety Checklist developed by a team of clinical experts….

    Cooley Dickinson Announces Cancer Care Benefit

    HADLEY — “A Celebration of Strength, Hope, and Compassion,” a benefit for Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Cancer Care Program, will be….

    Rapid Care Clinic at 95 Sargent St. Expands Hours

    BELCHERTOWN — The Rapid Care Clinic, a Baystate Medical Practice located at 95 Sargent St. in Belchertown, has expanded its….

    Mass. Nurses Assoc. Joins New National Body

    CANTON, Mass. — In a move to unite the power and influence of America’s leading direct-care RN organizations, the Mass…..

    MMS Applauds Court Decision on Tiering Program

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society is applauding the decision of the Suffolk Superior Court in legal action filed by….

    Country Bank Sponsors Baystate Mary Lane’s Centennial

    WARE — Country Bank has taken the lead in honoring Baystate Mary Lane Hospital’s centennial with a donation of $100,000….

    HMC to Present Program on Stroke Prevention

    HOLYOKE — As part of its ongoing “Dessert with the Docs” community-education series, Holyoke Medical Center will present a special….

    Mass. Medical Society Foundation Announces Grants

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) and Alliance Charitable Foundation announced that it has awarded grants to three Western….

    Rockridge to Host Expert on Alzheimer’s Care

    NORTHAMPTON — The Gardens Neighborhood for Memory Support at Rockridge Retirement Community will host Joanne Koenig Coste, an internationally recognized….

    Baystate Mary Lane to Host Babysitter Academy

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital’s Community Outreach Department, in conjunction with Baystate Medical Center’s Parent Education Department in Springfield,….

    Stop & Shop Awards Tuition Support to Mont Marie

    HOLYOKE — Several children will receive financial aid to attend the Mont Marie Child Care Center thanks to the generosity….

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