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12,000 Children in Bay State Still lack in Insurance
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Elms Names YWCA Director Elizabeth Dineen New Trustee
Baystate Mary Lane to Host Colon Health Program on March 20
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  • November 2014

    Is Marijuana Medicine? Many Questions Remain

    Despite a federal ban, little research into its effectiveness, and lack of approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration….

    Preventing Cancer with the HPV Vaccine

    It’s a scary thought. Too many adolescents are needlessly at risk of cancer when there’s a safe, effective vaccine available….

    Building a Pipeline of Innovation Institute for Applied Life Sciences Bridges Academia, Industry

    Peter Reinhart acknowledged that the acronym IALS (pronounced ‘aisles’), short for the Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst,….

    Equipping the Future Demand for Nurses Rises — Along with a Push for More Education

    If you want to be a nurse, the jobs are plentiful. If you want to be a certain kind of….

    Unlimited Options Springfield College’s Physician Assistant Grads Meet Growing Need

    Several students are gathered around a hospital bed where a man is sweating, wheezing, and struggling to breathe. His lips….

    Progress by Design -WNEU’s Biomedical Engineering Program Is in a Growth Mode

    Inside the labs at Western New England University’s Biomedical Engineering (BME) department, students aren’t simply studying the technologies behind medicine…..

    Before It’s Too Late – The Importance of Legal Planning for People with Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most expensive condition in the nation. In order to treat the more than 5 million Americans….

    No Quick Fix – Five Things to Know About Complementary Health and Dementia

    Many people, particularly older individuals, worry about forgetfulness and whether it is the first sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease…..

    Career Pulse

    Krisak Honored as Technologist of the Year HOLYOKE — Kathleen Krisak, a nuclear-medicine technologist at Holyoke Medical Center (HMC), was named Outstanding….

    Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Announces Slate of Support Groups

    WARE — Facing a major illness or stressful life change can be a daunting prospect. Although support and self-help groups can….

    Lecture Tackles Heartburn, GERD

    WARE — For some people, occasional heartburn is not serious and can be controlled by making some minor lifestyle changes. For….

    Baystate Partners with VertitechIT on IT Infrastructure Project

    SPRINGFIELD — Looking to maintain its role as one of the largest and most technically advanced health systems in New England,….

    Picture This

    Spike in Volunteerism Student-athletes from the Belchertown High School girls’ volleyball team recently took a break from their busy class….

    Nothing to Sneeze At – How to Help Children Stay Safe During Influenza Season

    Enterovirus D68 and Ebola have dominated the news as of late, overshadowing the fact that we are rapidly approaching flu….

    Fraud and Your Practice – It Can and Does Happen, So Review Your Internal Controls

    “It can’t possibly happen in our medical practice” — and then it does. A check is written to a mysterious….

    Holyoke Medical Center Fully Accredited for Oncology Services

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center’s Oncology Department Cancer Program recently received a full three-year accreditation with special commendations by the American….

    Homewatch CareGivers Receives Award for Client Satisfaction

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Homewatch CareGivers announced that it has received the Best of Home Care Award from Home Care Pulse. This….

    Hallmark Institute of Photography Hosts Family-portrait Fund-raiser

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Employee United Way Campaign Committee is sponsoring a family-portrait opportunity at Hallmark Institute of Photography,….

    Baystate Partners with WMECo to Improve Energy Efficiency

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (WMECo) have further enhanced their partnership in creating a more energy-efficient health….

    MMS Urges Adoption of Regulations Governing Licensure, Health IT

    WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society recently urged the state Board of Registration in Medicine (BRM) to adopt a set of….

    BMLH Laboratory Accredited by College of American Pathologists

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, a member of Baystate Health, has again been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory….

    BMC Recognized for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

    PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) has been designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (COEMIG) by the….

    Rays of Hope

    The 21st annual Rays of Hope – A Walk and Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer attracted 20,000 walkers….

    BMLH to Host Babysitters Academy on Nov. 16

    WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in November to ready area youth for winter and holiday….

    Goodman Vein and Laser Earns Testing Accreditation

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — Goodman Vein and Laser Center, located at 66 Morgan Road in West Springfield, has been granted a three-year….

    Viral Threat U.S. – Healthcare Workers Grapple with Arrival of Ebola

    By now, most everyone knows the story. A man named Thomas Duncan contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa, then….

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