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  • October 2016

    AFC Doctors Express Ramps Up Influenza-prevention Efforts

    WEST SPRINGFIELD — AFC Doctors Express, the largest independent urgent-care provider in the Commonwealth, recently announced support for a national….

    AMA Applauds White House Mental-health Parity Recommendations

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) welcomed the final recommendations from the White House’s Mental Health and Substance Use….

    Report: Poverty in Massachusetts Too High in Too Many Places

    BOSTON — The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN), the state’s nonprofit association, released the second edition of “Commonwealth Insights,” focusing on….

    Cooley Dickinson, United Way to Host Community Dialogues on Race

    NORTHAMPTON — A dialogue about race in the community will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 and 6, from….

    Large Specialty-practices Center Planned at BMC North Adams Campus

    NORTH ADAMS — The North Adams campus of Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) will soon be home to a convenient, single….

    Kimball Farms/PineHill Announces Support Groups

    LENOX — Kimball Farms/PineHill on Walker Street in Lenox announced two ongoing support groups. The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the….

    Sen. Edward Markey to Keynote MMS Opioid Summit Oct. 31

    WALTHAM — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey will deliver the keynote address at the Mass. Medical Society’s (MMS) summit on opioids,….

    Local Plastic Surgeon Among First in Region to Offer New Lip Treatment

    LONGMEADOW — Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, P.C., a community-centered cosmetic-surgery and non-invasive practice serving Western Mass. and Northern Conn.,….

    AMA Commends Steps to Enhance EHR Oversight, Transparency

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Assoc. (AMA) applauded the steps taken by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to….

    Baystate Names Ben Craft to Government and Public Affairs Post

    SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health has appointed Ben Craft to the new position of senior director of Government and Public Affairs…..

    Shriners Hospitals for Children Raises $200,000 with Radiothon

    SPRINGFIELD — Shriners Hospitals for Children would like to thank its friends at MIX 93-1 and NewsRadio 560 WHYN for….

    Free Screening of ‘Being Mortal’ Documentary Slated for Nov. 1

    GREENFIELD — Hospice of Franklin County, in collaboration with Baystate Franklin Medical Center, is holding a free community screening of….

    HMC Wound Care Center Raising Awareness of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    HOLYOKE — The Wound Care Center at Holyoke Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the….

    Cornerstone Kids Dentistry Opens New Office, Plans Fall Fest on Oct. 29

    AGAWAM — Cornerstone Kids Dentistry held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 11 to announce the recent opening of its new,….

    All Springfield College Physician Assistant Grads Pass Certifying Exam

    SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College physician assistant program had 100% of its 2016 graduates pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying….

    Cooley Dickinson Announces Opening of Urgent-care Clinic

    NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Health Care announced the opening of its new urgent-care clinic at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Community members….

    Elms College Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Earns
 Accreditation

    CHICOPEE — The School of Nursing at Elms College has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)….

    Williamstown Commons Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Alzheimer’s Assoc.

    WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Commons will host a spaghetti supper on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Williamstown….

    CDH, City of Northampton Team Up for Breast-cancer Awareness

    NORTHAMPTON — On Thursday, Oct. 27, area residents are invited to participate in a breast-cancer awareness walk from Northampton’s City….

    Linda Manor Assisted Living Hosts Seminars on Memory Loss

    LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living will host seminars on early memory troubles and strategies for seniors on Tuesday, Nov…..

    NAMI Mass Annual Convention Slated for Oct. 29

    STURBRIDGE — The Massachusetts chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illess (NAMI Mass) will host its annual convention, “Journey….

    Mercy Continuing Care Network Recognized for Excellence

    HOLYOKE — Three Mercy Continuing Care Network facilities received the Excellence in Action award from My InnerView, the nation’s leading….

    Hospice of Franklin County Offers Grief Support Groups

    GREENFIELD — Hospice of Franklin County is offering two new grief support groups in November and December. “Grief & the….

    AdCare Hospital Honors Mark Rebello, Mary Emery

    WORCESTER — AdCare Hospital recently honored Mark Rebello, counselor, with its Excellence in Patient Care Award, and Mary Emery, dietary….

    Anne Thomas Named President, CEO of Glenmeadow

    LONGMEADOW — Paul Nicholson, chair of the board of directors for Glenmeadow, announced that Anne Thomas has accepted the position….

    Survivor Journeys Invites Community to Halloween Gala at Chez Josef

    AGAWAM — Survivor Journeys invites the community to the second annual Halloween Gala on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m…..

    Williamstown Commons to Host Discussion on Long-term Care Planning

    WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Commons invites the public to a discussion of long-term care and estate planning with elder-law attorney James….

    Bake Sale on Oct. 19 to Support Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

    SPRINGFIELD — Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery and Dr. Melissa Johnson will host a local Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day event….

    Support Group Formed to Help Individuals with Dyslexia

    WORCESTER — October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, with activities nationwide offering education and support for those with the disability and….

    Opinion: Massachusetts Lawmakers Should Support PUSH Act

    By Holly Chaffee Across Massachusetts, more than 110,000 senior citizens and individuals with disabilities receive healthcare services in their homes….

    Elms, WNEU College of Pharmacy 
Forge Admissions Partnership

    CHICOPEE, SPRINGFIELD — A new linkage agreement between Elms College and Western New England College of Pharmacy will make it….

    Hampshire Cardiovascular Associates Presents Lecture on Heart Failure

    NORTHAMPTON — Community members are invited to attend the next Cooley Dickinson Health Care lecture, “Turning Heart Failure into Heart….

    Holyoke Medical Center to Hold Prostate Health & PSA Testing Lecture

    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will host a lecture on “Prostate Health & PSA Testing” on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at….

    The Misconceptions Surrounding Obesity

    For more than a decade, obesity has been recognized as an epidemic condition in the U.S., and the numbers certainly….

    Recognizing the Devastating Impact of Opioid Use

    Used properly, the prescription pain pills known as opioids can be highly effective. They are also highly addictive. Last week,….

    Exercise in Problem Solving- ECG Engineers Answers to Workplace-injury Issues

    When Shaun McConkey arrived at South Deerfield-based Pelican Products as director of operations a year ago, he found a company….

    Lighting a Path

    Assoc. for Community Living Unveils New Name, VVM Partnership In a time of change for what, until recently, was known….

    Difficult Decisions – Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Involve Personal Choice

    One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. “It’s a complicated disease,….

    The Big Reveal – Genetic Counseling, Testing Can Be a Powerful — but Scary — Tool

    Knowledge is power. It can also be frightening. Genetic counseling and testing for cancer is a perfect example. Those are….

    Taking Flight – NCI Embraces Scientific Road Map to Meet Cancer Moonshot Goals

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently accepted the recommendations of a blue-ribbon panel on 10 scientific approaches most likely to….

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