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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
Greenfield Center for Wellness Set to Open
Elms Names YWCA Director Elizabeth Dineen New Trustee
Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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  • April 2010

    Losing Game Doctors Call for Change in Medicare Payments

    Doctors say they’re tired of playing the game. A threatened 21% cut in Medicare payments was averted by Congress last….

    Living with Chronic Back Pain

    For most Americans, aches and pains come and go. However, roughly 10% of Americans experience chronic pain or pain that….

    ‘C’ on Kids’ Dental Care Doesn’t Pass

    Oral health is a little like Rodney Dangerfield — it doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Ten years ago, the….

    Instruments of Progress Marox Corp. Brings Surgical Precision to Medical Manufacturing

    Brad Rosenkranz keeps a model of the human spine in a corner of his office at Marox Corp. in Holyoke…..

    Acute Needs Wing’s Center for Geriatric Psychiatry Fills a Critical Role

    It’s retirement time for the Baby Boomers.Specifically, by 2030, more than 75 million Boomers will be age 65 or older,….

    Clearing the Block Eye-movement Technique Helps Patients Overcome Psychological Traumas

    Dr. George Abbott told the story of a child who was riding a bicycle on a rail line and got….

    Loose and Limber Stretching Is a Key Component of an Exercise Regimen

    Despite all the talk of an obesity epidemic and kids who spend too much time indoors, Americans are generally well-aware….

    Armed and Dangerous Why ‘Overhand Athletes’ Are Prone to Shoulder Injury

    No one ever called Curt Schilling a conformist. Still, Dr. Jonathan Fallon said, sometimes it’s better to go with the….

    Behavioral Health Centres Listed Alphabetically

    Long-term Care Insurance How to Protect Your Nest Egg and Provide for Your Care

    Americans are largely independent folks who could not imagine a future where their independence is compromised because they require long-term….

    Making Connections Healthcare Workforce Partnership Is Putting Qualified Help in the Pipeline

    Kelly Aiken says that, contrary to somewhat popular opinion, the health care industry is not recession-proof. The events of the….

    Career Pulse

    Shirtcliff Steps Down, Sullivan Takes Reins at Baystate Mary Lane WARE — Longtime Baystate Mary Lane Hospital President Christine Shirtcliff….

    Picture This

    Working for Change The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter recently announced several donations to support relief efforts in Haiti….

    Helping Patients Breathe a Little Easier Pediatric Pulmonologist Says His Work Brings a Host of Rewards

    Dr. Robert Kaslovsky was talking about pediatric pulmonology (his specialty) — and looking at his watch. It was Wednesday morning,….

    Whole Grains: Hearty Options for a Healthy Diet

    Hailed as the ‘staff of life’ for their historical importance to human survival, grains are an essential part of a….

    Medicare Cut Delayed Again And Other Developments Affecting Claims

    Confusion abounds over the 21% cut in Medicare reimbursements. Although not repealed, the payment cut has been again delayed until….

    Red Cross Celebrates Hometown Heroes at Breakfast

    SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter honored 10 individuals at its eighth annual Hometown Heroes Award Breakfast….

    Cooley Dickinson Unveils Cutting-edge Radiation Oncology Technology

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital recently purchased state-of-the-art radiation oncology equipment and began treating patients with this technology. For patients….

    CMN Radiothon Raises More Than $190,000

    SPRINGFIELD — In their cars, at work, and at home, area listeners tuned into their radios for three days from….

    Blood and Guts Program Comes to Conway Grammar School

    CONWAY — Representatives of Baystate Franklin Medical Center will be presenting their Blood and Guts program on Friday, April 9,….

    First Infant Born in CDH Birthing Tub

    NORTHAMPTON — Becky Jacobsen of West Springfield became the first expectant mother to deliver her infant in the Cooley Dickinson….

    Quabbin Reservoir to Host Walk of Champions

    WARE — On Sunday, May 2, among the tall trees of the Quabbin Reservoir, walkers will come together to mark….

    Cooley Dickinson Unveils Cutting-edge Radiation Oncology Technology

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital recently purchased state-of-the-art radiation oncology equipment and began treating patients with this technology. For patients….

    BHS Touts State-of-the-art Laser Treatments

    PITTSFIELD — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Berkshire Health Systems now provides patients with access to state-of-the-art, laser-based technology that….

    BMC Pet-therapy Program Recruiting Animal Volunteers

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center’s certified pet-therapy program, called Caring Companions, is offering a Delta Society pet therapy class and….

    BMLH 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,….

    Spectrum Hospice Continues Harp and Pet-visitation Programs

    ONGMEADOW — Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care, a program of Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS), is again the recipient of….

    BMC Cancer Program Accredited with Commendation

    PITTSFIELD — The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted a three-year accreditation with commendation to….

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