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  • September 2012

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    Joint Venture Is Medical Marijuana Coming to Massachusetts?

    Brian Fitzgerald of Springfield was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis almost 40 years ago. “As the disease has progressed, my quality….

    Youth Substance Abuse Still a Serious Problem

    Motor-vehicle crashes, unintentional injuries, homicides, and suicides account for more than 70% of all teenage deaths, and all of them….

    Adults, Make Sure to Get Your Shots

    Vaccines are some of medicine’s best preventive measures, with extraordinary records of effectiveness and safety. Because of vaccines, diseases that….

    Weighing the Cost High-deductible Health Plans Becoming More Popular

    How often do you see the doctor? And, when it comes to health care, do you shop around? Those may….

    Dr. Martin Luber says young athletes are more at risk today because they tend to play multiple sports throughout the year without a break.

    Most people call John Gilfoil to purchase long-term-care insurance when they need the care themselves or when they see friends….

    A Growing Risk Overuse Injuries Are Becoming a More Prevalent Problem for Young Athletes

    Young people have enjoyed sports for generations. But in recent years, the number of children on sports teams and the….

    Making Headway With Concussion Awareness Comes a Culture of Caution

    Perhaps the clearest sign that all the recent attention to concussions is starting to have an effect, Tom Dodge says,….

    Bright Ideas The Increasing Popularity —and Range of Options — of Teeth Whitening

    When Katherine Dzulinsky saw recent pictures of herself with some friends, the experience didn’t leave her smiling. Her teeth were….

    Dental Services Listed Alphabetically

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    Preventing Pertussis The Return of Whooping Cough, and What Parents Can Do About It

    Pertussis, an infectious disease that dates back to the 16th century, when the first known outbreaks were described, is back….

    Career Pulse

    Buonocore Named New Associate Director at AIC SPRINGFIELD — Anne Marie Buonocore was recently named associate director of Graduate Nursing….

    Good Grief! How to Properly Prepare Your Family to Handle Your Death

    Imagine that today you pass away. Your loved ones would be devastated, but they would, nonetheless, be called upon to….

    A Good Night’s Sleep Chronic Sleep Disturbances May Increase Risk ofNursing-home Placement

    Scientists have discovered another possible benefit of a night of restful and uninterrupted sleep. According to a new study led….

    Picture This

    Ears to Better Hearing From left, Chris Sullivan, Elaine King, and Winifred Chapman, all of Wilbraham, attend an annual patient-appreciation….

    ICD-10 Is (Still) Coming Will You and Your Medical Practice be Fully Ready?

    Over the years, much has changed in the landscape of practicing medicine. Today, we are all acutely aware of Stark,….

    Berkshire Health Systems Unveils Plans for New Cancer Center

    PITTSFIELD — As Berkshire County experiences up to 700 new cancer cases per year, Berkshire Health Systems President and CEO….

    Yoga Classes for Breast-cancer Patients Slated for September

    WARE — An eight-week restorative yoga class designed for breast cancer patients will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30….

    Mercy Again Recognized as Top 100 Value Hospital

    SPRINGFIELD — For the third consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center has gained recognition as a Top 100 Community Value hospital….

    Mass. Medical Society Releases 2012 Patient Access to Care Study

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society (MMS) recently released its 2012 Patient Access to Care Study, containing detailed information on….

    Baystate Begins Registration for Mini-Medical School

    SPRINGFIELD – Area grammar and high schools aren’t the only academic institutions opening their doors once again in September. Baystate….

    Baystate Winning Battle Against Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

    SPRINGFIELD — The prevention of hospital-acquired infections is a top priority of hospitals today as new practices and products are….

    Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Seen in Area Childre

    WARE — Hand, foot, and mouth disease, a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children, is characterized by sores….

    Berkshire Health Systems Named Among 2012 Most Wired

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) has been recognized as one of the nation’s ’Most Wired,’ according to the results….

    Wingate at Springfield Awarded Accreditation

    SPRINGFIELD — Wingate at Springfield has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with….

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