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It’s Poison Prevention Week
March 17, 2014: Learn how to prevent childhood poisonings
Baystate Medical Center Named Top 100 Hospital
March 13, 2014: Recognized for seventh time by Truven Health Analytics as providing the highest level of value to the community
Baystate lifts flu-based restrictions on visitors
March 10, 2014: Flu activity on decline
It’s National Patient Safety Week
March 05, 2014: Learn how to become more engaged in your health care
Spring Mini-Medical School begins March 20
March 05, 2014: Register now for Springfield session
94.7 FM WMAS Radiothon set for March 6-8
February 25, 2014: Proceeds to benefit Baystate Children's Hospital
Learn about Baystate's Heart Healthy Pledge
February 14, 2014: Baystate Medical Center is urging everyone to “Love Your Heart” during American Heart Month in February by taking the Baystate Heart Healthy Pledge and breaking bad habits by adopting a heart healthy lifestyle.
Valentine’s Day Can Mean Romance and Some Healthy Dark Chocolate and Red Wine
February 11, 2014: February is American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day
National Wear Red Day for Women
February 06, 2014: Learn more about women and heart disease
Give the gift of life
February 04, 2014: Pledging to be an organ donor only takes a moment
Clinical staff rise to the occasion treating flu patients
January 30, 2014: Watch a behind-the-scenes video
Super Bowl snacking doesn’t mean cheating on your diet
January 28, 2014: Right next to the big game, it’s the snacks that everyone will be looking forward to this Super Bowl Sunday!
Heart & Vascular Lecture Series kicks off American Heart Month
January 27, 2014: Baystate Medical Center will hold its popular Heart and Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of February beginning with a look at “Heart Health” on Sunday, Feb. 2.
The Polar Vortex has returned
January 23, 2014: Cold weather tips to stay safe
Visitors policy changed as flu becomes widespread
January 22, 2014: In order to protect its patients, guests and staff to the greatest extent possible from exposure to the flu virus, Baystate Health has adopted changes to its Visitors Policy.
What is RSV and how can it be prevented?
January 15, 2014: The infectious virus is now in the Springfield area community
Baystate Medical Center Brings Its Popular “Mini-Medical School” to Northampton
January 15, 2014: Classes begin Feb. 12 at Northampton Senior Center
Is it a cold or the flu? - Tips to recognize and treat both
January 14, 2014: Colds and flu are both highly contagious viral infections that share many of the same symptoms. So, do you have the have the flu or just a cold?”
Carbon monoxide threat grows with Arctic weather
January 09, 2014: Recent NY restaurant poisoning shows how deadly the gas can be
Cold weather that will have even snowmen shivering
January 03, 2014: How to stay safe in the Arctic temperatures
U.S. panel urges CT scans for heavy smokers
January 02, 2014: Baystate cancer chief offers his thoughts
CDC reports flu now widespread in Massachusetts
December 31, 2013: Tips to protect yourself and others
12 Health and Safety Tips for 2014
December 31, 2013: Dr. Levine sought out the assistance of the pediatric staff at Baystate Children’s Hospital and others to come up with a list of “12 Healthy and Safe Tips for 2014.”
Stay safe on New Year's Eve
December 31, 2013: Think designated driver if you plan on raising a glass
Drinking and driving don't mix
December 19, 2013: Study finds more car crashes leading up to Christmas
Baystate, UMass Memorial Reach Agreement for Wing Transfer
December 18, 2013: The boards of trustees of UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC), Baystate Health and Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers have authorized the organizations to sign a letter of intent to propose the transfer of ownership of Palmer-based Wing Memorial to Baystate Health.
Are you healthy enough to shovel snow?
December 13, 2013: Learn if you should leave the shoveling to others
It's the gift that keeps on giving - the gift of health
December 10, 2013: Shopping days dwindling
Baystate Health's Tolosky to End Tenure as President and CEO in July 2014
December 05, 2013: Springfield native Mark A. Keroack, MD, is named as successor.
Don't let sickness ruin your holiday season
December 03, 2013: Tips to stay healthy
Hand Washing 101 - The Proper Techniques
December 03, 2013: December 1-7 is National Hand Washing Awareness Week and with the holidays now in full swing, it’s important to clean your hands frequently to prevent catching a cold, flu or stomach bug.
You Choose: Thanksgiving Overload or Healthier Feast
November 27, 2013: Choose your Thanksgiving meal
New controversy over guidelines to reduce cardiac risk
November 27, 2013: Cardiologist Dr. Greg Giugliano offers his opinion
Holidays pose eating challenges for those with diabetes
November 26, 2013: It may not be coincidental that the month of November – Diabetes Awareness Month – is chosen to bring attention to the epidemic of diabetes in the United States, as the holidays from Thanksgiving through the New Year pose the greatest challenge for those with diabetes.
Staying Safe in the Kitchen - from Carving to Burn Injuries
November 25, 2013: Avoid carving injuries and burns in the kitchen
Baby, It's Cold Outside
November 25, 2013: How the cold affects your health
Doctors urge at-risk populations to get their flu shot now
November 22, 2013: Holidays are ripe for spread of flu
It's time for the Great American Smokeout
November 21, 2013: Baystate pulmonary nurse offers tips to make it through "day 1"
Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Meade on her selection as a Macy Scholar
November 18, 2013: Recognized as a future leader and educational innovator
Practical thinking about weight loss as the holiday eating season nears
November 15, 2013: See what Dr. John Romanelli has to say
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?
November 13, 2013: Planning for the holidays.
New national guidelines announced to cut heart risk
November 13, 2013: Read what cardiologist Dr. Gregory Giugliano has to say
20th Annual Rays of Hope - A Big Success
October 25, 2013: Once again, the sun was shining when 24,000 Rays of Hope walkers and runners stepped off from Temple Beth El in Springfield and from Energy Park in Greenfield on Sunday, Oct. 20, raising $750,000 in the local fight against breast cancer.
Looking back on 20 years of breast cancer diagnosis
October 02, 2013: Twenty years ago, guidelines were for monthly breast self exam starting at age 20, yearly clinical breast exam at age 30, and yearly mammogram starting at age 40.
Know the facts during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September 27, 2013: Today, men have many treatment options for their prostate cancer.
The time is "now" to get your flu shot
September 24, 2013: Know the facts
Do you know your numbers?
September 17, 2013: September is National Cholesterol Education Month
It’s time to form teams for this year’s Rays of Hope Walk
September 13, 2013: This year’s annual walk events – held each October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month – are presented by Health New England.
Concussions impact all aspects of an athlete's life
September 05, 2013: A concussion is a head injury that occurs with or without the loss of consciousness and changes how the cells in the brain normally function.
Preventing Back-To-School sports injuries
August 30, 2013:
Home sickness for kids, empty nest for parents
August 29, 2013: The first year of college is quite stressful for many students who may experience bouts of separation anxiety, difficulties balancing study with social and recreational interests, emotional ups and downs, and substance abuse.
Tips for successful parenting when it comes to schoolwork
August 28, 2013: After a long, hot summer away from the classroom, kids may need a little extra nudge from parents to get them back into the study mode.
Do your homework and remember the rules of safety
August 27, 2013: Parents and drivers need to do their part to make sure the 2013-2014 school year is a safe one for school children everywhere.
Packing a cold lunch that cools while it fuels
August 26, 2013: As the school year quickly approaches, how can we ensure our kids are fueling up for the second half of their school day?
Is Alzheimer’s disease in your future?
August 26, 2013: Learn more all September during Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Free health fairs scheduled as part of National Health Week
August 13, 2013: Baystate Medical Center’s three community health centers in Springfield will hold free health fairs during National Health Center Week, Aug. 11-17
Back to School Backpack Safety
August 07, 2013: Find out why your child's backpack may be causing permanent damage
Blueberries - the perfect summertime or anytime fruit
August 01, 2013: Blueberries not only taste great, but are also called a super fruit because they provide a punch of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber.
Get those Back-To-School vaccinations now
August 01, 2013: August is Immunization Awareness Month
Baystate Medical Center named "Top Hospital" by U.S. News and World Report
July 17, 2013: Ranked the third-best hospital in Massachusetts
Pregnancy and the heat don't mix
July 16, 2013: Tips to stay safe
Baystate Health Named a Leader in Human Rights Group's Healthcare Equality Index 2013
July 15, 2013: Achieves perfect rating for inclusive policies
Never take your eyes off kids around water
July 09, 2013: The cooling waters of area rivers and lakes may be tempting on a hot summer’s day, but the temporary relief isn’t worth risking your life over.
When thunder roars, head indoors
July 01, 2013: Lightning safety tips
Baystate recognized as top U.S. children's hospital
June 11, 2013: Baystate Children’s Hospital has been ranked in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
Pretty but hazardous - Explosive fireworks
June 06, 2013: Not for child's play
Step Out in support of hospice services
June 04, 2013: Annual walk brings attention to benefits of hospice and offers a day of exercise for a good cause
How to stay cool and safe this summer
May 29, 2013: The summertime heat has returned, and along with it for those having fun in the sun or working outdoors, comes the risk of heat-related illnesses.
Family history important in major decisions on breast health
May 14, 2013: Popular actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that she has had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure after learning she was at high risk for breast cancer based on her family history and her own genetic profile.
Making smart choices on Prom Night
May 01, 2013: Tips to keep prom-goers safe and healthy
Get the word out - childhood vaccinations are safe
April 24, 2013: It's National Infant Immunization Week
With million-dollar gift, Baystate names Emergency Department
April 16, 2013: Now called Harold Grinspoon & Diane Troderman Adult Emergency Department
Participants sought for autism clinical research study
April 12, 2013: Study involves an investigational drug on social interaction and communication skills in children with autism, Asperger's disorder, or PDD-NOS
Baystate Children's Hospital to hold Service of Remembrance
April 02, 2013: RSVP by April 12
Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening set for April 10
April 02, 2013: Baystate Medical Center is one of the many sites worldwide that will be offering free oral, head and neck cancer screenings in observance of the 16th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.
Give the "gift of life" by becoming an organ donor
March 21, 2013: You can give the gift of life by simply taking a few moments of your time to register right now to become an organ donor.
Your second chance at eating right this year
March 11, 2013: March is National Nutrition Month
Dreaded by many, colonoscopy saves lives
March 07, 2013: National campaign focuses on colorectal cancer
Dreaded by many, colonoscopy saves lives
March 06, 2013: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Radiothon to benefit Baystate Children's Hospital begins March 7
March 04, 2013: Tune into 94.7 WMAS all three days
Don't be embarrassed to ask your caregiver questions
March 04, 2013: Tips for Patient Safety Awareness Week
Change Heroes needed for March Radiothon
February 14, 2013: Proceeds to benefit Baystate Children's Hospital
New year's resolutions failed? Try again
February 14, 2013: Always time to resolve to keep your family healthy and safe
You can control cardiac risk factors
February 14, 2013: Never too late to adopt healthy lifestyle
How to weather the winter storm, health-wise
February 07, 2013: With heavy snow and cold comes risk
Carbon monoxide among top winter dangers
February 07, 2013: Caution is the key to avoiding 'silent killer'
Heart attack survivor urges women to know warning signs
February 01, 2013: Only 1 in 5 women believes heart disease is a threat
Don't let the silent killer - carbon monoxide - get you
January 24, 2013: The arctic weather finally arrived in the region as temperatures spent a prolonged period below freezing in January. And, along with the cold weather comes an increasing risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning when trying to keep warm.
Heart & Vascular Lectures begin Feb. 3
January 17, 2013: Tips to keep you heart healthy
Is it a cold or the flu?
January 17, 2013: Tips to recognize and treat both
Baystate study: Online hospital reviews could boost quality
January 10, 2013: Baystate Physician-Researchers Report that Online Reviews of Hospitals, Similar to Those Found on Yelp! and Tripadvisor, May Be a Powerful Tool for Hospital Quality Improvement
Don’t let holiday stress ruin your season
November 23, 2012: It’s Black Friday and the holiday shopping season has officially begun.
Baystate pathologists helping to define lung cancer
November 23, 2012: Molecular genetics offering new hope for patients
Sadowsky Family Pediatric Emergency Department at Baystate Children’s Hospital
November 15, 2012:
UPDATE: Weather Related Information for Springfield-based Employees
October 29, 2012: October 29, 2012 - 6:45 p.m. UPDATE: Weather Related Information for Springfield-based Employees BMC remains in a Plan D standby and the Emergency Operations Center is open.
Facts about West Nile virus
August 23, 2012: Amid concern, Baystate physician offers reassurance, guidance
Baystate Medical Center Is Named One of the Nation's Top Hospitals By Thomson Reuters
April 26, 2012:
Who should get tested for oral, head and neck cancers?
March 21, 2012: The answer is every adult, screening set for April 25.
Heart healthy Valentine’s Day gifts
January 26, 2012: If you’re looking to make this Valentine’s Day a little healthier when it comes to gift giving, consider a box of chocolates that is all dark, not milk or white, a nice bottle of red wine, and flowers, that is, if your Valentine isn’t allergic to them.
Colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable
Colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable
March 12, 2012: Have you scheduled your colonoscopy, yet?