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Despite a federal ban, little research into its effectiveness, and lack of approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration….
It’s a scary thought. Too many adolescents are needlessly at risk of cancer when there’s a safe, effective vaccine available….
Peter Reinhart acknowledged that the acronym IALS (pronounced ‘aisles’), short for the Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst,….
If you want to be a nurse, the jobs are plentiful. If you want to be a certain kind of….
Several students are gathered around a hospital bed where a man is sweating, wheezing, and struggling to breathe. His lips….
Inside the labs at Western New England University’s Biomedical Engineering (BME) department, students aren’t simply studying the technologies behind medicine…..
Alzheimer’s disease is the most expensive condition in the nation. In order to treat the more than 5 million Americans….
Many people, particularly older individuals, worry about forgetfulness and whether it is the first sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease…..
Krisak Honored as Technologist of the Year HOLYOKE — Kathleen Krisak, a nuclear-medicine technologist at Holyoke Medical Center (HMC), was named Outstanding….
WARE — Facing a major illness or stressful life change can be a daunting prospect. Although support and self-help groups can….
WARE — For some people, occasional heartburn is not serious and can be controlled by making some minor lifestyle changes. For….
SPRINGFIELD — Looking to maintain its role as one of the largest and most technically advanced health systems in New England,….
Spike in Volunteerism Student-athletes from the Belchertown High School girls’ volleyball team recently took a break from their busy class….
Enterovirus D68 and Ebola have dominated the news as of late, overshadowing the fact that we are rapidly approaching flu….
“It can’t possibly happen in our medical practice” — and then it does. A check is written to a mysterious….
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center’s Oncology Department Cancer Program recently received a full three-year accreditation with special commendations by the American….
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Homewatch CareGivers announced that it has received the Best of Home Care Award from Home Care Pulse. This….
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Employee United Way Campaign Committee is sponsoring a family-portrait opportunity at Hallmark Institute of Photography,….
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (WMECo) have further enhanced their partnership in creating a more energy-efficient health….
WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society recently urged the state Board of Registration in Medicine (BRM) to adopt a set of….
WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, a member of Baystate Health, has again been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory….
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) has been designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (COEMIG) by the….
The 21st annual Rays of Hope – A Walk and Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer attracted 20,000 walkers….
WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in November to ready area youth for winter and holiday….
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Goodman Vein and Laser Center, located at 66 Morgan Road in West Springfield, has been granted a three-year….
By now, most everyone knows the story. A man named Thomas Duncan contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa, then….