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Q&A on stroke - Answers from Dr. Farhad Bahrassa of the Neurosurgery Divsion

July 07, 2015

Q. I recently visited my doctor and learned that I have type 1 diabetes. I told her that I was worried about someday having to go on dialysis, but she told me to be worried more about having a stroke. Why am I at greater risk of having a stroke?

The 7-Minute Workout

July 07, 2015

Not enough time in a day to exercise?

Energy drinks linked to sudden cardiac deaths in young people

July 06, 2015

Doctors and researchers have long discussed the health risks of energy drinks – filled with high amounts of sugar and caffeine – for many adolescents and young adults who chug them down with gusto.


As temperatures rise, so does the mosquito population

July 06, 2015

Summer has finally arrived and no doubt many of us will be spending more time outdoors. That's insect territory, and some bugs, including mosquitoes, can cause illnesses.

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Put a fresh twist on your classic "Fourth of July" American picnic fare

July 02, 2015

The weather looks good for the three-day Fourth of July holiday, and with no rain in sight, that means family picnics aplenty in backyards and parks across the country.

Wheeling for Healing bike ride to raise funds for cancer programs and services at Baystate Franklin Medical Center

July 02, 2015

GREENFIELD -- Introducing the all new Wheeling for Healing ride/walk/run to support Baystate...

Baystate Health announces completion of Noble transition, new name and leadership appointments

July 01, 2015

The trustees of Baystate Health and Noble Hospital are pleased to announce today that Noble and its affiliated entities will become part of Baystate Health, effective today, July 1st.

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Dr. Stephen Boos speaks out on recent Massachusetts court guidelines on spanking

June 30, 2015

To spank or not to spank? Today the debate rages on as to whether it is a parent’s right or a civil rights violation – a dividing topic that received national attention last year when football player Adrian Peterson was charged with felony child abuse for striking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.

Emerging health risk: every day more than 30 children get into liquid laundry packets

June 30, 2015

GREENFIELD – With liquid laundry packets gaining in popularity -- now used by 20 percent of...

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The Unhealthy Handbag - The top ways your purse can make you sick

June 30, 2015

The top ways your purse can make you sick.