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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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  • March 2016

    ‘Parent Cafés’ in Springfield, Holyoke to Address Child Sexual Abuse

    SPRINGFIELD — Parents will discuss what adults can do to protect their children from child sexual abuse at a series….

    ‘Let’s Talk about Vaccines’ Workshop Slated for April 13

    NORTHAMPTON — Area parents are invited to join local pediatrician Dr. Jonathan Schwab as he presents a free workshop, “Let’s….

    AMA Details Vision for Ending Opioid Epidemic

    ATLANTA — Dr. Patrice Harris, chair-elect of the American Medical Assoc. and chair of its Task Force to Reduce Opioid….

    Dakin Unveils Pat’s Cats Fund To Help Homeless Felines

    SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society has announced the formation of Pat’s Cats Feline Success Fund to provide necessities and upgrades….

    March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

    SPRINGFIELD — What do celebrities Whoopi Goldberg, Tia Mowry, Jillian Michaels, Julianne Hough, and Lena Dunham have in common? They….

    AMA Lauds Efforts to Expand Medicare Coverage for Diabetes Prevention

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. Andrew Gurman, president-elect of the American Medical Assoc., recently applauded the U.S. Department of Health and….

    Basketball Hall of Fame, CHD Recognize Autism Awareness Month

    SPRINGFIELD — Much as pink is associated with breast-cancer awareness, blue is the color connected with awareness of autism spectrum….

    Bay Path Lecture to Explore Integrative Health

    LONGMEADOW — Dr. Kathryn Hayward will explore the new field of integrative health in her talk at Bay Path University’s….

    Workshop to Address Talking with Aging Loved Ones About Health, Safety

    LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living in Leeds invites the community to an open house and workshop on Sunday, April….

    BusinessWest Seeks Nominations for Continued Excellence Award

    SPRINGFIELD — As part of its 10th annual 40 Under Forty program, BusinessWest, the sister publication of HCN, is taking….

    Clinical & Support Options to Host Mental Health and Wellness Fair

    GREENFIELD — In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Clinical & Support Options Inc. (CSO) will host its 14th annual….

    Rays of Hope Founder to Keynote Breast Cancer Survivors’ Day

    SPRINGFIELD — Lucy Giuggio Carvalho, founder of Rays of Hope – A Walk and Run Toward the Cure of Breast….

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center to Celebrate Organ Donors, Recipients

    GREENFIELD — In anticipation of National Donate Life America (NDLM), Baystate Franklin Medical Center will be celebrating donors and recipients….

    Amherst Area Chamber, Cooley Dickinson Offer Two Scholarships

    AMHERST — The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and Cooley Dickinson Health Care announced a combined commitment to the Amherst….

    Survey Finds Insurance-coverage Gains, but Gaps in Access, Affordability

    BOSTON — Results from a survey of Massachusetts residents regarding health insurance released by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of….

    JGS Lifecare Hosts Series of Dementia-education Programs in April

    LONGMEADOW — JGS LifeEd, a series of learning opportunities related to elder-care health and well-being, are held across the JGS….

    Arbors at Chicopee to host Spring Sip & Shop Event on April 28

    CHICOPEE — The Arbors at Chicopee will host a Spring Sip & Shop event in honor of Mother’s Day on….

    UMass Center Celebrates Women’s History Month with Book Signing

    SPRINGFIELD — Inspirational stories of courage and healing will take center stage during a book signing today, March 23, from….

    BFMC Offers Nutrition Classes for Cardiac, Pulmonary Rehab Patients

    GREENFIELD — Alicia Walter, a Baystate Health dietitian, is offering a series of free monthly nutrition classes. Though geared toward….

    Healthcare Supply Chain Assoc. Applauds FDA Decision

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Healthcare Supply Chain Assoc. (HSCA) President and CEO Todd Ebert released the following statement about the U.S…..

    Quality Life Adult Day Service to Hold Grand Opening March 24

    HOLYOKE — On Thursday, March 24, Quality Life Adult Day Service will hold a grand-opening event at its new center….

    Springfield College Students Take Part in Health-service Trip to Haiti

    SPRINGFIELD — Dawn Roberts, professor of Physical Therapy at Springfield College, and a group of nine physical therapy students recently….

    Smith & Wesson’s ‘Night of Laughter’ to Support Children’s Charities

    SPRINGFIELD — Smith & Wesson will host its annual live comedy show, “A Night of Laughter,” to support two local….

    BFMC Heart & Vascular Program Moves to Main Hospital Building

    GREENFIELD — Baystate Heart & Vascular’s Greenfield practice has moved from its former location at 48 Sanderson St. to a….

    April 14 Lecture to Explore Palliative Care in Serious Illness

    NORTHAMPTON — Community members are invited to the next Cooley Dickinson/Massachusetts General Hospital lecture, “Palliative Care in Serious Illness: Living….

    AMA Joins AllTrials Campaign for Clinical-trial Transparency

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) joined more than 640 patient-advocacy groups, professional societies, medical organizations, and thousands of….

    Clinical & Support Options Offers Youth Mental-health First-aid Trainings

    NORTHAMPTON — Funded by a three-year grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) through the White….

    March is National Nutrition Month

    SPRINGFIELD — In celebration of National Nutrition Month, sponsored each March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Americans are….

    BusinessWest Seeks Nominations for Continued Excellence Award

    SPRINGFIELD — As part of its 10th annual 40 Under Forty program, BusinessWest, the sister publication of HCN, is taking….

    Governor Responds to New CDC Guidelines on Opioid Prescribing

    BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker issued a statement this week in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s….

    Cammer Cup at Amelia Park to Benefit Area Sled Hockey Teams

    WESTFIELD — The Western Mass Knights sled hockey teams will host the sixth annual Cammer Cup game at Amelia Park….

    Dakin Reduces Cost of Dog Spay Surgery Through March

    SPRINGFIELD — During the month of March, Dakin Humane Society is reducing the regular cost of female-dog spay surgery by….

    Plastic Surgeon to Discuss Surgical Management of Facial Skin Cancers

    NORTHAMPTON — Skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the U.S. today, occurs most frequently on the face…..

    Arbors at Chicopee to Host Seminar on Memory-impairment Drug Trials

    CHICOPEE — The Arbors at Chicopee will host an informational seminar Wednesday, April 13 at 5 p.m. on national clinical….

    Silhouettes Salon to Host Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Walk of Champions

    WARE — On Saturday, March 26, Debbie Rozzen, owner of Silhouettes Salon, and her staff will donate their earnings and….

    Governor Signs Landmark Opioid Legislation into Law

    BOSTON — Yesterday at the State House, Gov. Charlie Baker signed landmark legislation into law to address the deadly opioid….

    ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ Program Begins April 7

    SOUTH HADLEY — Beginning on Thursday, April 7, WestMass ElderCare is offering a six-week program titled “Powerful Tools for Caregivers”….

    Glenmeadow Learning Examines Philanthropy’s Role in Estate Planning

    LONGMEADOW — Glenmeadow Retirement will partner with the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts in offering panel discussion on charitable giving….

    Community Enterprises to Celebrate 40 Years with May 12 Luncheon

    NORTHAMPTON — Richard Venne, president and CEO, invites the public to join Community Enterprises Inc. in celebrating 40 years of….

    March 13-19 Is National Patient Safety Awareness Week

    SPRINGFIELD — Each year, somewhere between 700,000 and 1 million people in the U.S. fall while a patient in a….

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