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Looking back on his 17-year career with the Sisters of Providence Health System, Vincent McCorkle said his time has been….
Not long after President Nixon took the unprecedented step of imposing peacetime wage and price controls, the American people learned….
Medical students and physicians with both previously undiagnosed and well-documented learning and attention disorders are becoming a topic of interest….
The work of Microsystems at Cooley Dickinson Hospital is invisible to patients. But the impact of those efforts is being….
Sr. Mary Caritas isn’t sure which feature of Mary’s Meadow its residents and patients like best, but there’s plenty to….
Health Care Proxies and Durable Powers of Attorney Most People Fail to Plan for the Threat of Incapacity Despite Real Need
If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia or another disabling health condition, it is common….
Karoun Charkoudian says her passion for yoga — and desire to share it — deepened around the same time she moved to Springfield and saw a need for a yoga studio.
Yoga wasn’t Karoun Charkoudian’s first career choice. In fact, she likes to say that yoga found her, not the other….
It Takes a Support Group Centering Pregnancy Makes Those Nine Months a Time of Learning — and Sharing
For generations, checkups during pregnancy were a private matter between an expectant woman and her doctor. In recent years, midwives….
SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Quality of Care Research at Baystate Medical Center has been awarded one of the largest….
WARREN — The Centered Place will offer a Yoga and Relaxation Program for breast-cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Classes will….
Dr. Gladys Fernandez says there was no ‘a-ha moment,’ as they’re called, that led her to pursue a career in….
Relief for Haiti The medical staff of Holyoke Medical Center has donated $10,000 to the relief efforts in Haiti. Dr…..
Providence Taps Dittrich as Director of Nursing HOLYOKE — Jeré Dittrich has been named director of Nursing at Providence Behavioral….
Any avid student of fitness has experienced a point at which progress has stalled. As a personal trainer, there are….
There are two relatively new concepts in health care delivery that are currently in the pilot program stage, but which….
UDLOW — Monark Complementary Health LLC will conduct a Home Essentials Class on June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.,….
SPRINGFIELD — The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has presented the 2010 Management Innovations Poster Session Award to a….
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center recently hosted its 19th annual 8th Grade Achievement Awards, saluting students in the Holyoke Public….
SPRINGFIELD — A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has determined that, although the quality of online….
NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital recently underwent a four-day, unannounced survey by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations…..
WARE — The Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Summer Swing Classic, sponsored by County Bank for Savings and Health New England,….
HOLYOKE — While the treatment of cancer has advanced significantly over the past few decades, it remains an arduous path….
BOSTON — Resolutions focusing on scope of practice, on-call coverage, prior authorization, and medical-staff governance were among several adopted by….
WARE — Last month’s fifth annual Walk of Champions, held at the Quabbin Reservoir to benefit the Baystate Regional Cancer….
WARE — Sewing machines hum and scissors work feverishly when members of the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Quilting Support Group….
SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Massachusetts affiliate of Susan G. Komen for….
SPRINGFIELD — Surgeons at Baystate Medical Center have enrolled the first patient in a national, multi-center study of the potential….