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Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
Two New Members Appointed to STCC Board of Trustees
HCC Foundation Offers More Than $200,000 in College Scholarships
Baystate Health Names Two New Trustees
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  • October 2014

    Do Children Really Need the Flu Shot?

    Influenza, or flu, as it’s more commonly known, is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by influenza viruses. The….

    NFL’s Response to Domestic Violence Shockingly Inadequate

    I love the game of football. I grew up around the sport. My father was a football coach, and our family….

    Going Viral – Enterovirus Spreads Sickness, Worry Across Country

    Viral epidemics — especially those spread as rapidly through the media as they are through the air — can be….

    Future Stars – John Robison’s Auto-repair School Helps ‘Different’ Students Succeed

    Growing up in the 1960s, a victim of abuse at home and an inability to fit in socially at school,….

    Target Acquired – High-tech Advances in Radiation Therapy Save Lives

    Doctors have long employed radiation as one of their tools to battle cancer. But over the past decade they’ve witnessed….

    Difficult Decisions – Women Grapple with New Perspectives on Mastectomy

    Fear is motivating many women with early-stage breast cancer to undergo a double mastectomy. But although the number of females….

    Debunking the Myths – Misconceptions About Causes of Cancer Abound

    Scary claims commonly circulate on the Internet that everyday objects and products, such as plastic and deodorant, are secret cancer….

    Get It in Writing – Things to Know When Your Child Is Also Your Caregiver

    It is very common for a child to provide care to an aging parent in order to allow the parent….

    Tooth of the Matter – Oral Health and Bone Disease Are Connected in Many Ways

    Osteoporosis and tooth loss are health concerns that affect many older men and women. Osteoporosis is a condition in which….

    Critical Gaps – Millions of Children Are Not Getting Recommended Preventive Care

    Millions of infants, children, and adolescents in the U.S. are not receiving key clinical preventive services, according to a report….

    Career Pulse

    Wadzinski Joins Fairview Pediatrics CHICOPEE — Dr. Thomas Wadzinski has joined Dr. James Bell, Dr. Amy Pelletier, Dr. Hanna Awkal, and nurse….

    Picture This


    Changes in Responsible Parties – Internal Revenue Service Issues New Reporting Rules

    If your medical practice is like many others in the area, its identity and composition is likely different today than….

    BMLH to Host Tag Sale and Electronic Recycling Day

    WARE — Recent building renovations and office upgrades at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital have resulted in a quantity of used chairs,….

    Baystate Health Selects Premier Inc. to Support Innovation Center

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health has selected Premier Inc.’s data-warehouse and business-intelligence platform, PremierConnect Enterprise, to support the development of innovative solutions….

    Berkshire Healthcare Communities Earn National Awards

    PITTSFIELD — Of the select few long-term-care and senior-living providers in Massachusetts recognized this year by National Research Corp. for exceptional….

    Hunting for a Cure 5K Run/Walk Slated for Oct. 18 in Holyoke

    HOLYOKE — The Hunting for a Cure 5K Run/Walk, to benefit the fight against Huntington’s disease, will take place at the….

    Baystate Mary Lane to Host ‘Look Good … Feel Better’ Program

    WARE — The Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and the American Cancer Society will present “Look Good….

    Poet Provides Comfort, Inspiration to Hospital Patients

    WARE — The right words can often bring comfort and relief during the most difficult times.    “For many facing an illness….

    Noble Hospital’s 50th Anniversary Ball Set for Nov. 1

    WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital’s 50th anniversary Noble Ball will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield…..

    Wingate at East Longmeadow Earns Quality Award

    EAST LONGMEADOW — Wingate at East Longmeadow, a skilled-nursing and rehabilitation center, has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the….

    Noble Announces Mental-illness Support Group

    WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital announced a new support group for family and friends of people with mental illness. Noble employee Kathy….

    Striking Situation – Studies Show Corporal Punishment Has Long-term Effects

    Maria Zygmont says parents who spank their children or use corporal punishment don’t mean to harm them. “Their intent is….

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