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  • October 2009

    Swine of the Times As Flu Season Begins, Americans Get Ready for H1N1

    Dr. Robert Hoffman remembers the flu pandemic of 1957. More important, his immune system might remember it, too. By now,….

    Why Hospitalist Care Is a Rising Specialty

    Hospitalist care is rapidly emerging across the nation, but it’s still not widely understood. A hospitalist is a physician, generally….


      As we engage in a national debate about health care reform, let’s not forget that assuring access to adequate….

    Baystate Healthy System’s Program Incentivizes Employees to Do the Right Things

    Barbara Pelletier says the industry term is “sleep hygiene.” It is used by those who diagnose and treat sleep disorders,….

    De-stress Call Abundant Wellness Center Offers a Healing Touch

    Debee Boulanger comes from a family with more than a dozen nurses, so it was natural for her to pursue….

    Stretching Their Horizons Cancer Patients Complement Their Treatment with Yoga

    Radiation. Chemotherapy. Yoga? When it comes grappling with cancer, the ancient Eastern art of yoga might seem a little out….

    Exercising the Options Alternative Therapies Can Be Effective for ADHD

    The axiom that people come in all shape and sizes couldn’t be more appropriate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)…..

    Practicing Medicine — and Public Relations Vascular Surgeon and Administrator Mark Hirko Is Also Selling a New Model of Care

    Dr. Mark Hirko wears a large button on his lab coat, a political campaign-style item bearing a picture of his….

    Usernames, Passwords, and Logins, Oh My! How to Prevent a Potential Disaster for Your Heirs

    If you pay bills and bank online, and handle much of your financial activity there, your agents under your durable….

    Career Pulse

    Cooley Dickinson Hospital Welcomes Chong to Staff NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital announced the addition of Dr. Lanceford Chong to….

    Learning By Doing CDH Partners with Smith Voke in a Unique Internship Program

    Katelynn Lampron spent a good part of her senior year in the hospital. No, she wasn’t injured or sick; she….

    Raising Red Flags New Rule Picks Up Where Data Security Leaves Off

      There is a new set of federal regulations, collectively called the Red Flags Rule, requiring most health care providers….

    The 21-day Plan Your Step-by-Step Guide to Fat Loss in Three Weeks

    With the end of 2009 fast approaching, have you achieved all the fat-loss goals you set for yourself this year?….

    Picture This

    Stroke of Inspiration Two stroke experts from Holyoke Medical Center addressed a group of both health professionals and laypeople at….

    Now is the Time to Form Teams and Gather Pledges for the Rays of Hope Walk in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

    GREENFIELD — This year’s Rays of Hope – A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer — is extending farther….

    Fighting Teen Obesity: 10 Tips from a Physician

    WALTHAM — With the Centers for Disease Control reporting that America is fatter than ever (two-thirds of Americans are now….

    Student Ambassadors Complete Summer Program at BFMC

    GREENFIELD — Nine local high school students recently graduated from Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s fourth Student Ambassador program at Baystate….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Offers Help for Hurting Hands

    WARE — People value the use of their hands, and any loss of function through injury or accident can have….

    Baystate Strives to Make Quality a Top Priority

    SPRINGFIELD — With the successful completion of one pioneering health-quality initiative, new participation in another, and a third consecutive national….

    Hospital Volunteer celebrates 96th Birthday

    WARE — Enid Szczepanek celebrated her 96th birthday doing something that was very important to her: she spent the afternoon….

    Noble Board Removes Koller As President Move Described As “Executive Transition”

    WESTFIELD – In a move taken with the apparent goal of improving the facility’s fiscal condition, the Noble Hospital and….

    Training Underway for 28 Future EMTs at Baystate Mary Lane

    WARE — Tuesday and Thursdays won’t be the same for 28 students since they began the Basic EMT Training Program….

    Local Seniors Graduate from Brain Fitness Program

    LONGMEADOW — Who wouldn’t like to improve their memory? Ethel Grant, a recent graduate of the Posit Science Brain Fitness….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Earns ‘Outstanding’ Ratings in Survey

    WARE — Christine Shirtcliff, President of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital announced that the hospital has received outstanding scores in recent….

    Can’t Make Rays of Hope Walk? Be a 10,000 Stepper

    SPRINGFIELD — Did you know you can still participate in the 16th annual Rays of Hope – A Walk Toward….

    Local Companies Donate Blankets, Clothing to Red Cross

    WARE, SPRINGFIELD — Berkshire Blanket Co. of Ware recently donated a large supply of blankets to the American Red Cross….

    EMR Conferences Clarify Confusing Issue for Doctors

    HADLEY — Western Mass. doctors and other medical professionals are facing a new era of practicing medicine. Amid the talk….

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