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Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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  • May 2012

    Mounting Problem Some Collective Thoughts on Hoarding

    Most people have objects they have saved far beyond the point where they are useful. But few understand why someone….

    Taking a Stand Preventing Falls in Health Care Settings Takes Education, Teamwork

    Walking a floor at Baystate Medical Center, you probably wouldn’t have any idea which patients are most at risk for….

    Medical Advances Improve Care of Chronic Wounds

    The human body has a wonderful ability to heal itself normally from bumps, bruises, injuries, and sores, but certain conditions….

    Physicians Can Have Full Personal Lives

    How can a dedicated physician integrate a medical career with a full, rich personal life? Here are five suggestions, ranging….

    Urgent Matters Family Care Medical Center Marks 30 Years in Business

    Dr. Ira Helfand says the staff at the Family Care Medical Center in Springfield may eventually get around to doing….

    Center of Attention Westfield’s Carson Center Approaches 50 Years of Community Care

    There’s new leadership at the Carson Center for Human Services, headquartered on Broad Street in Westfield, but the current CEO….

    Behavioral Health Centers Listed Alphabetically

    Click here There’s new leadership at the Carson Center for Human Services, headquartered on Broad Street in Westfield, but the….

    Coping with Aphasia Specialists Can Help Those Who Are Clinically at a Loss for Words

    Maureen Larareo thought she was fine after she regained consciousness from a stroke in November 2005. “I didn’t know I….

    Say What? Are iPods Responsible for Increased Hearing Loss in Young People?

    Almost everyone knows the sensation of leaving a rock concert with a blocked or ringing sensation in the ears —….

    50 Years of Small Miracles The Speech & Hearing Center at HMC Marks a Milestone

    Three-year-old Ryan Serrano had spoken five words before he started speech/language therapy at Holyoke Medical Center’s Speech & Hearing Department…..

    Hearing Centers Listed Alphabetically

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    Ethical Wills Document Allows You to Bequeath More than Material Possessions

    To my daughter, I leave my passion for knowledge . . . To my son, I leave my love of….

    When They Say No Dealing with Resistance in Caring for the Elderly

    One of the toughest challenges you can face when caring for the elderly is resistance to care. How do you….

    Medical Real Estate for Sale and Lease

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    Career Pulse

    SPHS Taps Ames as VP of Behavioral Health HOLYOKE — Laura Ames has joined the Sisters of Providence Health System….

    Combating Teen Pregnancy There’s Been Progress, but Much Work Remains to Be Done

    May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, designed to increase public awareness and commitment to teen-pregnancy prevention. Its message? Teen….

    Building a $2 Million IRA Some Simple Steps to Securing an Adequate Retirement Fund

    The goal for most people is to maintain their current standard of living in retirement. While your mortgage may be….

    Wing Memorial Hospice Staff Receives National Certification

    A staff member of Wing Hospice (formerly the Quaboag Valley Hospice) has received national certification from the Hospice and Palliative….

    Baystate Health Named Among Top 15 Health Systems in U.S.

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health has been recognized by Thomson Reuters for achieving “superior clinical outcomes” in its fourth annual study….

    Big Y Raises $161,000 for Breast-cancer Support Groups

    SPRINGFIELD — Big Y Supermarkets raised $161,000 during its October initiative, “Partners of Hope,” to support 17 breast-cancer support groups….

    Medical Community Well-represented in 40 Under Forty Class of 2012

    SPRINGFIELD — BusinessWest magazine, HCN’s sister publication, recently unveiled its 40 Under Forty Class of 2012 — the sixth compilation….

    Mass. Medical Society Testifies on Medical-marijuana Bill

    BOSTON — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) recently offered the following testimony to the Joint Committee on Public Health on….

    Holyoke Medical Center Earns Award from Joint Commission

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with….

    CDH Healthy Communities Panel Reacts to County Health Rankings

    NORTHAMPTON — How healthy is your county? Rcently released reports rank the health of Western Mass. counties and counties across….

    CyberKnife Center Opens at Saint Vincent Hospital

    WORCESTER — Saint Vincent Hospital recently acquired the CyberKnife VSI Robotic Radiosurgery System and opened a CyberKnife Center in January…..

    HIV Testing Scheduled in North Adams

    NORTH ADAMS — HIV testing will be offered at North Adams Regional Hospital on May 3 and May 17 at….

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