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Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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  • December 2013

    Giving Guide 2014

    Regional Philanthropic Opportunities While philanthropy is a year-round activity, the holidays are a time when many think about those who….

    Hepatitis Poses Major Public-health Hazards

    Affecting millions of Americans, hepatitis is a disease of the liver, one of the largest organs in the human body,….

    The Business of Medical Marijuana

    It’s been one year since Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question legalizing the use of medical marijuana, adding the Commonwealth….

    Where There’s Smoke… As E-cigarette Sales Escalate, So Too Does the Controversy

    His name was ‘The Marlboro Man.’  From 1954 to 1999, his masculine image became perhaps the most influential branding vehicle….

    Losing Bet Casino Buzz Puts Spotlight on Gambling Addiction

    The casino age may be underway in Massachusetts, causing some to worry that large, flashy gaming resorts will introduce the….

    Moving Away from the Pain Traumatic Stress Recovery Center Helps People Live with the Past

    The pain of a traumatic experience, says Dr. Frank Gallo, often extends far beyond the event itself. “People re-experience those….

    Know the Differences What’s Normal — and What’s Not — in Mental Health

    What’s the difference between mental health and mental illness? Sometimes the answer is clear, but often the distinction between mental….

    Take Heed Pay Attention to These Warning Signs for Alzheimer’s Disease

    The Alzheimer’s Assoc. has created a list of warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Every individual may experience….

    Career pulse

    Friedberg to Chair Pathology Organization SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Richard Friedberg, chair of the Department of Pathology at Baystate Medical Center,….

    Twelve Tips to Remember – Improve Your Family’s Health and Safety in 2014

    Every parent wants the best for their child while growing up. And every child deserves a good home where they….

    Practice Management Decisions, Decisions – How to Make Smart Choices When It Comes to Your Career Path

    There comes a time for every physician, young or experienced, when a career path needs to be chosen — or….

    Baystate Franklin Earns ‘A’ in Hospital Safety Score

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) was honored with an ‘A’ grade in the fall 2013 update to the….

    Health Policy Commission Releases Hospital Funds

    BOSTON — The Health Policy Commission (HPC) recently announced the availability of $10 million in funding for certain Massachusetts community….

    SkinCatering Opens Second Location in Tower Square

    SPRINGFIELD — Leanne Sedlak, owner of SkinCatering Spa, has opened a second location in downtown Springfield’s Tower Square, located at….

    Wing Announces Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Costs

    PALMER — Leaders from Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers, based in Palmer, recently announced that the organization is taking….

    Awards, Board Business Highlight Cooley Dickinson’s Annual Meetings

    NORTHAMPTON — Awards and new members made headlines at two Cooley Dickinson annual meetings held in October. More than 150….

    Wing Memorial Hospital Earns Top Grade for Patient Safety

    PALMER — Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers was honored with an ‘A’ grade in the fall 2013 update to….

    Linda Manor, Charlene Manor Earn Prestigious Award

    LEEDS, GREENFIELD — Of the few long-term-care organizations recognized this year by National Research Corp. for exceptional satisfaction scores, Linda….

    BCBS Foundation Awards $1.3 Million in Grants

    BOSTON — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation has awarded $1.3 million in grants to 26 community organizations across….

    He’s Still Climbing – This Veteran Goes to the Front Lines — of Home Healthcare

    There have been a number of datelines attached to news stories involving Nicholas Colgin. Many of them originated in the….

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