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  • December 2012

    AIC Wins $2.38 Million Grant to Help Disadvantaged Nursing Students

    SPRINGFIELD — In what is being called the largest grant in American International College history, the college has received more….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Offers 30-Minute ER Pledge

    WARE — Emergency medicine is all about providing highly skilled, essential care without undue delays. Nevertheless, according to a report….

    Textbook Examples STCC Nursing Program Celebrates 40 Years of Evolution, Excellence

    Mary Tarbell was among those receiving pins at the graduation ceremonies for the first class of nursing students at Springfield….

    Awards Reception Honors Mercy Physicians

    SPRINGFIELD — Close to 50 physicians and supporters paid tribute to three colleagues recently at the Mercy Medical Center 2012….

    Breaking Point Computer Algorithm Helps Doctors Better Diagnose Fracture Risk

    It’s called FRAX. That’s short for ’fracture-risk-assessment index’, a computer algorithm that analyzes a patient’s important historical physical events (injury….

    Danger Zone Obesity Can Lead to Myriad Health Problems for Men

    Dr. Christopher Keroack says the psychology of men differs dramatically from women when it comes to their weight and self-image…..

    Critical Change Baystate’s New ED Is Focused on the Patient Experience

    Ann Maynard acknowledged that visitors to Baystate Medical Center’s new, 73,000-square-foot emergency department will likely spend less time there, on….

    The Problem of Presbyopia It’s a Common Vision Disorder for Many Older People

    Presbyopia is a common type of vision disorder that occurs as you age. It is often referred to as the….

    What Parents Can Do About Teenage Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse by teens is common. A national survey shows that, by high-school graduation, 80% of students will have tried….

    Ending the Frustration Surgery, Other Options Abound to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

    Scientists once believed erectile dysfunction (ED) — was a problem only of the mind and not of the body. But….

    The Giving Guide 2012 Regional Philanthropic Opportunities

    While philanthropy is a year-round activity, the holidays are a time when many think about those in need — and….

    Medical Use of Marijuana: Considerations for Doctors

    The passage last month of Question 3, “Medical Use of Marijuana,” has raised many questions about the rights and responsibilities….

    Designating Beneficiaries A Critical Step to Allocating Your Assets as You Desire

    The beneficiaries and backup beneficiaries named on retirement plans and life-insurance policies must be carefully considered and properly designated. A….

    American Medical Assoc. Adopts New Policies at Interim Meeting

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA), the nation’s largest and most influential physician organization, voted during its recent policy-making….

    It’s RSV Season Parents Must Recognize — and Manage — the Many Symptoms

    The highly contagious virus known as respiratory syncytial virus, most often referred to as RSV, which is prevalent during the….

    Career Pulse

    Khan Joins Staff of Hillcrest Family Health PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Mehernosh Khan….

    Picture This

    Pink Parade The 19th annual Rays of Hope – A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer and third annual….

    Baystate Working with Moms-to-be to Reduce Pre-term Births

    SPRINGFIELD — The report card is in on premature births, and the grades are far from glowing. The March of….

    Berkshire Visiting Nurse Assoc. Named a Top Agency

    PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Visiting Nurse Assoc. has been named a Top Agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation….

    Year-end Decisions It’s Crucial to Weigh the Tax Impact of Medical-equipment Purchases

    The end of the taxable year is fast approaching for many area medical practices. As we head into the final….

    Aiming High New Law Targets the Soaring Cost of Healthcare

    Daniel Moen wasn’t surprised by the healthcare cost-containment bill passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov…..

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