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Vaccines aren't just for kids - adults need them, too

August 28, 2015

Every year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, or even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination.

Do we, or do we not, need to drink 8 eight-ounce glasses of water daily?

August 27, 2015

Bottled water companies must be in an uproar over the latest attempt to debunk a popular health myth about the need to drink eight glasses of water a day.

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Mutant head lice invade Massachusetts and other states - what to do

August 26, 2015

Over-the-counter medications may not be enough any longer to fight those pesky little creatures called head lice. Some 25 states, including Massachusetts, have reported lice populations which have developed a high level of resistance to popular over-the-counter medications.

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Returning to the classroom or starting kindergarten can be anxiety provoking for some kids, but it can be prevented

August 25, 2015

It’s not easy going back to school for some kids after spending a fun summer not having to worry about homework and other school issues. For others, it may be the first time they are setting foot in a classroom as they enter kindergarten.

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Ensuring a safe sports season

August 24, 2015

As the summer draws to a close and the new school year looms ahead, student athletes at all levels will be starting their new fall sports season with high expectations.  “Avoiding injury is a fundamental aspect of athletic success, which most athletes take for granted,” said Dr. Joseph Lellman, Orthopedic Surgeon at BMP- Mary Lane Orthopedics. “Although many traumatic injuries are the result of unavoidable accidents, especially in collision sports like football, most overuse injuries, and many traumatic injuries, can be avoided with proper preseason and in season training.”

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Baystate awarded $2.5 million federal grant to support care for older Americans

August 21, 2015

As hospitals and healthcare facilities across the nation prepare to meet the increasing care needs of an aging population, Baystate Health has received a $2,524,170 three-year grant from HRSA’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program to support quality care for older Americans.

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2015 Diversity & Inclusion Interactive Workshop: Exploring Unconscious Bias

August 20, 2015

Exploring unconscious bias will be the topic for discussion at the 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Interactive Workshop, sponsored by Baystate Health, to be held Sept. 10 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

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Kudos to Baystate Billing employee Lillian Audette for making a true difference in the life of a patient by helping her get housing

August 20, 2015

Lillian's good work allowed a patient to get housing so she wouldn't be homeless with her two children after leaving the hospital.

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17th Annual Rose Sale to feature Remembrance Bouquet in a rainbow of colors

August 20, 2015

The annual "Shirley Batsie Memorial Rose Sale" is the perfect time to remember someone special, whether it be a birthday, I love you, I miss and remember you, or just because! Beginning September 16, the annual sale will feature a dozen roses for only $8.00, offering the opportunity to give flowers with a charitable twist. 

Yoga for cancer survivors at Greenfield YMCA starting September 2

August 20, 2015

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present a free eight-week yoga class, Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors, at the YMCA of Greenfield. The classes will take place on Wednesdays, September 2 – October 21, noon – 1:30 pm.