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  • November 2009

    No Quick Fix In the National Debate over Health Reform, Massachusetts Is Ahead of the Game

    Editor’s Note: This is the first of two articles examining the broad, and controversial, subject of health care reform. Next….

    Screening, Better Treatments Aid Women in Breast Cancer Fight

    With corporations, newspapers, schools, and even the National Football League supporting the cause, breast cancer awareness has soared. And that’s….

    It’s Time for the State to Fund All Hospitals Equitably

    There has been a great deal of national debate about health care lately. Here in Massachusetts, many of our hospitals….

    Fair Shake Holyoke Medical Center, Other Hospitals Mull Lawsuit Against State over Funding

    Caring for a large population of low-income residents has long been a passion of Hank Porten, president and CEO of….

    The Sad Truth Men Often Deny It, but Depression Isn’t Just a Women’s Disease

    When it comes to depression, men are better at some things than women. Killing themselves, for one thing. “It gets….

    Remote Precision The da Vinci Surgical System Transforms Prostate Cancer Surgery

    Surgery isn’t a pleasant thought at any time. But the recovery is often worse. That’s why surgeons continue to be….

    Growth Pattern The Dangerous Effects of Obesity Are Often a Lifetime in the Making

    The way Dr. Glenn Bombardier sees it, if people are so embarrassed by what they eat, maybe they shouldn’t eat….

    Straight Shooter Radiation Oncologist Has a Passion for Cancer Treatment

    Dr. Lanceford Chong wasn’t at work long at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan on the morning of 9/11 when….

    The Sandwich Generation What to Do When You’re Caught in the Middle of Caring for Children and Parents

    If you are one of the many millions of Americans who are responsible for your own personal financial needs, as….

    Career Pulse

    Orszulak Recognized by Sheriffs Association WARE — Paul Orszulak, president of the Ware TRIAD and SALT Council, was recently recognized….

    Work in Progress The Role of the Occupational Therapist Assistant Continues to Evolve

    Marianne Joyce says the word ‘occupational,’ as used in the term occupational therapy, might lead one to believe that those….

    Picture This

    New Life at Reed’s Landing Carol Katz, CEO of the Loomis Communities, chats with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno at the….

    Retirement Communities Ranked by Number of Units

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    ‘Sacred Gathering’ Slated for Nov. 15

    WARE — An interfaith service for those touched by cancer, sponsored by the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary….

    Be a Healthy Family in 2010

    Let 2010 be the year that you and your family get healthy. It can be a lot easier than you….

    Put It in Writing Trends in Non-physician Provider Employment and Compensation

    According to the most recent survey by the Medical Group Management Assoc. (MGMA), non-physician provider (NPP) compensation for all categories….

    Ounce of Prevention: Don’t Visit Hospital Patients When Sick

    GREENFIELD — As fall arrives and concerns about the flu continue to mount, knowing how to protect yourself and others….

    Cornerstone Quilters Donates Handmade Baby Blankets

    WARE — Babies born in the Women and Infants Unit at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital are sent home with a….

    Quaboag Agencies Offer Oral Heath Services to Children

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, The Carson Center at Valley Human Services, and the Quaboag Hills Community Coalition have….

    Rockridge to Host Senior Health Fair on Nov. 16

    NORTHAMPTON — Rockridge Retirement Community will host an afternoon of healthy living and prevention for older adults at a Senior….

    Center for Geriatric Psychiatry Opens at Wing Memorial Hospital

    PALMER — Nearly 250 friends, staff, and supporters of Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer recently joined in a ribbon-cutting event….

    BHS Wellness Program Recognized Nationally

    PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) Wellness at Work program is one of a select group of programs to….

    BMLH Announces Outstanding Ratings in Recent Survey

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

    Sisters of Providence Installs New Executive Council

    HOLYOKE — The Sisters of Providence (SP) recently installed its 2009-13 Executive Council, tapping Sr. Kathleen Popko as  president and….

    Red Cross Offers Online Emergency-preparedness Advice

    SPRINGFIELD — Throughout the year, the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter is encouraging individuals and families to ‘Be Red….

    CDH Announces Highlights of Annual Meeting of Trustees

    HOLYOKE —At Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s 123rd annual meeting of its board of trustees, President and CEO Craig Melin told the….

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