Health Care News https://healthcarenews.com Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:48:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 STCC to Host Designer of Artificial Limbs for Children https://healthcarenews.com/stcc-to-host-designer-of-artificial-limbs-for-children-today/ https://healthcarenews.com/stcc-to-host-designer-of-artificial-limbs-for-children-today/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:47:56 +0000 https://healthcarenews.com/?p=21451 SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Albert Manero, president of Limbitless Solutions, a company that makes artificial limbs for children through 3D printing technology, will give a presentation today, Sept. 20, at Springfield Technical Community College as part of the HSI STEM Speaker Series. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to noon in the Scibelli Hall (Building 2) auditorium.

Manero will talk about the innovative work that his company does through the use of 3D printing technology. Attendees will learn how the creation of inexpensive artificial limbs through 3D printing can have a positive impact on the lives of children around the world, intersecting the areas of engineering, health, and philanthropy. Manero designed a prosthetic arm that actor Robert Downey Jr., in character as Tony Stark from Iron Man, gave to a boy in 2015.

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Kimball Farms Lifecare Hosts ‘Not in Our Town’ Film Showing Oct. 4 https://healthcarenews.com/kimball-farms-lifecare-hosts-not-in-our-town-film-showing-oct-4/ https://healthcarenews.com/kimball-farms-lifecare-hosts-not-in-our-town-film-showing-oct-4/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:47:06 +0000 https://healthcarenews.com/?p=21447 LENOX — Kimball Farms Lifecare in Lenox will host a showing of a Not in Our Town documentary on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to (413) 637-7000 by Monday, Oct. 2.

The film, Light in the Darkness, is a documentary about a community response to a hate crime in Patchogue, Long Island. After the film showing, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Gwendolyn Van Sant of Multicultural Bridge. The panelists include Eleanore Velez, chair of Berkshire Communty College’s Multicultural Center; Liliana Bermudez, Latin-American community activist; Charles Park, director of the Immigrant Oral History Project; Steve O’Brien, chief of the Lenox Police Department; and Chris Tucci, co-director of the Railroad St. Youth Project. Audience members will be invited to stay for small group conversations.

Not In Our Town is a national project that uses documentary film, new media, and organizing to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities.

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CNBC Commentator Ron Insana to Keynote Expo Lunch Event https://healthcarenews.com/cnbc-commentator-ron-insana-to-keynote-expo-lunch-event/ https://healthcarenews.com/cnbc-commentator-ron-insana-to-keynote-expo-lunch-event/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:46:50 +0000 https://healthcarenews.com/?p=21445 SPRINGFIELD — The Business & Innovation Expo of Western Mass., the seventh annual business-to-business show produced by BusinessWest and the Healthcare News, slated for Thursday, Nov. 2 at the MassMutual Center, will present a lunch event featuring keynote speaker Ron Insana, senior analyst and commentator with CNBC.

Titled “Trumponomics,” Insana’s talk will address how Washington will affect the economy in the years ahead. As the U.S. and global economies move toward recovery, Insana will apply his journalistic perspective to how Wall Street, Main Street, and Washington shape what the new normal means for everyone.

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with registration starting at 11:30 a.m. Pricing and registration details will be announced next week.

A financial journalist with the experience of working for and running his own hedge fund, Insana offers clear insights on the ever-changing status of the economy. Currently host of a nationally syndicated daily radio show in addition to his roles at CNBC, he has access to the top financial players in Washington and on Wall Street and translates the market signals and political maneuvers into information everyone understands. His hands-on experience in the financial industry — through some of the markets’ most turbulent times — give an added depth of perspective. He offers practical advice on what individuals and businesses can and should do now to protect what they have and to find opportunities in any type of market condition. Insana is the author of Traders’ Tales, The Message of the Markets, TrendWatching, and most recently How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History: A Guide to the 7 Greatest Bargains from Main Street to Wall Street.

The Expo will feature more than 150 exhibitor booths, educational seminars, breakfast and lunch programs, and a day-capping Expo Social. Current sponsors include Comcast Business (presenting sponsor), Johnson & Hill Staffing Services and Wild Apple Design Group (executive sponsors), Inspired Marketing (show partner), MGM Springfield (corporate sponsor), Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst (education sponsor), Xfinity (social sponsor), Elms College (information booth sponsor), Smith & Wesson (Workforce Support Center sponsor), Savage Arms (JoinedForces parking sponsor), and the Better Business Bureau (contributing sponsor). Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Exhibitor spaces are also available; booth prices start at $800. For more information on sponsorships or booth purchase, call (413) 781-8600, ext. 100.

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Springfield College, Baystate Rehabilitation Care Host Joint Speaker Series https://healthcarenews.com/springfield-college-baystate-rehabilitation-care-host-joint-speaker-series/ https://healthcarenews.com/springfield-college-baystate-rehabilitation-care-host-joint-speaker-series/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:46:23 +0000 https://healthcarenews.com/?p=21443 SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College and Baystate Rehabilitation Care will host the third annual Joint Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct. 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room inside the Flynn Campus Union. The event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on how exercise is medicine, and the symposium will lead attendees through the importance of fitting exercise into a person’s daily routine.

Led by Springfield College Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies Chair Dr. Sue Guyer, a panel of experts will share ways in which individuals can start, and keep, exercise in their daily life and prevent injuries. Guyer also is serving as the 2017-18 Springfield College Distinguished Professor of Humanics, and this will be the first event highlighting her focus for the academic year.

As part of the Joint Speaker Series, Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper will proclaim October as Exercise Is Medicine on Campus Month with a special proclamation ceremony.

“As part of the Humanics project, Springfield College is now a registered ‘Exercise Is Medicine on Campus’ institution,” said Guyer. “The mission of this is to foster collaborative relationships and leadership on campus between exercise, health, and other disciplines. The vision is to see all campus and community members across multiple disciplines discover, share, and adopt the principles of EIM-OC that will change the culture of chronic disease prevention and management.”

Joining Guyer on the panel of experts will be Dr. Julio Martinez-Silvestrini, medical director of Baystate Rehabilitation Care. Springfield College’s Maura Bergan, assistant professor of Exercise Science, and Christine May, assistant professor of Psychology, will also be part of the symposium.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Laura Feeley as soon as possible at lfeeley@springfieldcollege.edu or (413) 748-3178 to discuss your accessibility needs. Springfield College is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus.

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NAMI Western Mass to Present Benefit Concert on Sept. 29 https://healthcarenews.com/nami-western-mass-to-present-benefit-concert-on-sept-29/ https://healthcarenews.com/nami-western-mass-to-present-benefit-concert-on-sept-29/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:59:09 +0000 https://healthcarenews.com/?p=21441 AGAWAM — The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts will be holding a special music benefit concert on Friday, Sept. 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Huke Lau in Chicopee.

This event will directly benefit NAMI Western Massachusetts’ continuing efforts of education, advocacy, and support of all those affected by mental illness. The night will feature Trailer Trash, Peter J. Newland (from FAT), RadioXile, and special guest Jack Veronesi. For ticket information, visit www.hukelau.com/events/rockthestigma.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental-health organization, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with mental illness and their families. NAMI Western Massachusetts is the largest of the affiliates in Massachusetts and serves Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties.

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HospiceCare in the Berkshires Offers Support Group for Loss of a Child https://healthcarenews.com/hospicecare-in-the-berkshires-offers-support-group-for-loss-of-a-child/ https://healthcarenews.com/hospicecare-in-the-berkshires-offers-support-group-for-loss-of-a-child/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:58:55 +0000 https://healthcarenews.com/?p=21439 PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires (HCIB) will offer a grief support group for those who have lost a child. The group will meet Monday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at HCIB’s main office, 877 South St. in Pittsfield.

“Grieving the Death of a Child” is a drop-in group and is offered for anyone who has experienced a loss of a child before the age of 25. To register or for more information, call the HCIB bereavement coordinator at (413) 443-2994. The support group is free and open to the public.

HospiceCare in the Berkshires Inc. is a nonprofit organization with 35 years of experience providing compassionate end-of-life care. Services include ensuring patient comfort, managing symptoms, providing personal care and companionship, respite care, and end-of-life planning. The organization also offers counseling services to help anyone in the community through the grieving process.

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Expo Breakfast to Feature Revitalize CDC, JoinedForces Fund-raiser https://healthcarenews.com/expo-breakfast-to-feature-revitalize-cdc-joinedforces-fund-raiser-2/ https://healthcarenews.com/expo-breakfast-to-feature-revitalize-cdc-joinedforces-fund-raiser-2/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:58:41 +0000 https://healthcarenews.com/?p=21437 SPRINGFIELD — The Business & Innovation Expo of Western Mass. will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 2 with a fund-raising breakfast for Revitalize CDC’s JoinedForces program. The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on the Expo show floor at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield. The master of ceremonies will be state Rep. Aaron Vega.

Revitalize CDC has been supporting veterans for more than 25 years. JoinedForces, in partnership with businesses, civic organizations, and other nonprofit agencies, provides veterans and their families with critical repairs and modifications on their homes to help make them safe, healthy, and energy-efficient. This is all done in a surrounding that offers integrity, dignity, and hope.

Registration is free, but day-of donations are strongly encouraged, as this is a fund-raising event. Parking in the Civic Center garage will be validated at the conclusion of the breakfast. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call (413) 781-8600 for additional information.

The Business & Innovation Expo of Western Mass., the seventh annual business-to-business show produced by BusinessWest and the Healthcare News, will feature more than 150 exhibitor booths, educational seminars, breakfast and lunch programs, and a day-capping Expo Social. Current sponsors include Comcast Business (presenting sponsor), Johnson & Hill Staffing Services and Wild Apple Design Group (executive sponsors), Inspired Marketing (show partner), MGM Springfield (corporate sponsor), Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst (education sponsor), Xfinity (social sponsor), Elms College (information booth sponsor), Smith & Wesson (Workforce Support Center sponsor), Savage Arms (JoinedForces parking sponsor), and the Better Business Bureau (contributing sponsor). Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Exhibitor spaces are also available; booth prices start at $800. For more information on sponsorships or booth purchase, call (413) 781-8600, ext. 100.

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Linda Manor Residents to Offer Discussion of Assisted Living https://healthcarenews.com/linda-manor-residents-to-offer-discussion-of-assisted-living/ https://healthcarenews.com/linda-manor-residents-to-offer-discussion-of-assisted-living/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:58:20 +0000 https://healthcarenews.com/?p=21435 NORTHAMPTON — Residents of Linda Manor Assisted Living will host a resident panel discussion of assisted living on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linda Manor, 345 Haydenville Road in Leeds.

Linda Manor residents will share their reasons for choosing assisted living and will take questions. Guests will enjoy chef-prepared appetizers and an open discussion with residents and staff. For more information or to RSVP, call (413) 588-3301.

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Fund-raising Efforts Underway for 24th Annual Rays of Hope Events https://healthcarenews.com/fund-raising-efforts-underway-for-24th-annual-rays-of-hope-events/ https://healthcarenews.com/fund-raising-efforts-underway-for-24th-annual-rays-of-hope-events/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:02:52 +0000 https://healthcarenews.com/?p=21431 SPRINGFIELD — Rays of Hope is putting a call out for walkers and runners who have the power to bring hope to family, friends, and neighbors fighting breast cancer through their participation in the 24th annual Rays of Hope Walk & Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer.

This year’s annual fund-raiser — presented by Health New England — is set to step off on Sunday, Oct. 22 from Temple Beth El on Dickinson Street in Springfield and wind through and around Forest Park. The eighth annual Run Toward the Cure 8K is coordinated by Fleet Feet and timed by Accu Spec.

“Don’t wait until the last minute,” said Midje Theulen, Rays of Hope chair. “It’s never too early for teams and individual participants to begin their fund-raising efforts. Beyond the importance of raising dollars to help care for patients, education, and research, we have an extra incentive to set your goal even higher this year.”

The Rays of Hope BIG WIG program offers special status to those raising $1,000 or more online only by credit card. Rays of Hope BIG WIGS will have their own registration area at the event, as well as other perks depending on which level they achieve. Among the many BIG WIG perks will be a hat with a 2017 pin, a swag bag, access to premium restrooms, a parking spot in the VIP lot, invitation onto the main stage, a photo op with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Rays of Hope founder Lucy Giuggio Carvalho, as well as free coffee, donuts, and breakfast bars.

Using the online registration at www.baystatehealth.org/raysofhope, BIG WIG and other participants can create their own personal webpages to assist them in their fund-raising efforts. Participants must raise at least $50 to receive the collectible Rays of Hope T-shirt.

Since its inception in 1994, Rays of Hope has grown from 500 participants raising $50,000 to some 24,000 participants comprising some 600 teams raising a total of more than $13.7 million to date.

Check-in for the run begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by step-off at 8:30 a.m., while check-in for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by step-off at 10:30 a.m. Buses begin operating at 7:30 a.m. for runners and at 8:30 a.m. for walkers to shuttle them to Temple Beth El. Parking for runners is only at the Lenox (formerly American Saw) lot in East Longmeadow at 301 Chestnut St. Parking information for walkers can be found on the Rays of Hope website.

Those who want to support the Rays of Hope, but are unable to walk due to other commitments, can sign up as a ‘virtual’ participant, choosing their method of participation — walk, run, bowl, swim, and more — anytime during the month of October to get in five miles, while raising donations similar to other Rays of Hope participants.

All money raised remains local and administered by the Baystate Health Foundation to assist patients and their families affected by breast cancer. Funds support the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, as well as treatment, breast-health programs, outreach, and education, and the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment through the Baystate Health Breast Network, and provide grants to various community programs throughout Western Mass.

This year’s Rays of Hope major sponsors are Health New England, Baystate Breast & Wellness Center, Baystate Breast Specialists, Baystate Radiology & Imaging, Chicopee Savings Charitable Foundation, Gale Toyota, Kinsley Power Systems, Westfield Bank, USA Hauling & Recycling Inc., and Zasco Productions. A listing of all sponsors can be found on the Rays of Hope website.

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Business & Innovation Expo to Feature Panel Talk on Cybersecurity https://healthcarenews.com/business-innovation-expo-to-feature-panel-talk-on-cybersecurity/ https://healthcarenews.com/business-innovation-expo-to-feature-panel-talk-on-cybersecurity/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:02:15 +0000 https://healthcarenews.com/?p=21428 SPRINGFIELD — The Business & Innovation Expo of Western Mass., the seventh annual business-to-business show produced by BusinessWest and the Healthcare News, slated for Thursday, Nov. 2 at the MassMutual Center, will feature wide range of seminars, workshops, and panel discussions delivered by local experts.

One particularly timely panel discussion will tackle the topic of cybersecurity. Slated for 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., the panel will include Marco Liquori, president of NetLogix, Regina Jasak, president of Regina Jasak Independent Insurance; and June Liberty, a board member with HRMA.

The Expo will feature more than 150 exhibitor booths, educational seminars, breakfast and lunch programs, and a day-capping Expo Social. Current sponsors include Comcast Business (presenting sponsor), Johnson & Hill Staffing Services and Wild Apple Design Group (executive sponsors), Inspired Marketing (show partner), MGM Springfield (corporate sponsor), Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst (education sponsor), Xfinity (social sponsor), Elms College (information booth sponsor), Smith & Wesson (Workforce Support Center sponsor), Savage Arms (JoinedForces parking sponsor), and the Better Business Bureau (contributing sponsor). Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Exhibitor spaces are also available; booth prices start at $800. For more information on sponsorships or booth purchase, call (413) 781-8600, ext. 100.

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