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September is National Cholesterol Education Month - awareness of cholesterol may take a different turn soon

September 02, 2015

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, but awareness of cholesterol may take a different turn next year after the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines are announced later this year.

New study questions benefits of breakfast as "most important meal of the day"

September 01, 2015

Nutrition experts have been touting the importance of eating breakfast and not skipping what is the “most important meal of the day.”

EMT Basic Training to begin October 1 at Baystate Mary Lane

August 31, 2015

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will partner Quality EMS Educators, Inc. to offer a Basic Emergency Medical Technical Program to be held at the hospital this fall. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-10:00 pm beginning October 1, 2015 and will include 180 hours of class time and 10 hours of Emergency Room observation time.

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Backpack basics for back to school

August 31, 2015

It’s back to school, which means that students from elementary through high school will be carrying backpacks weighed down with textbooks, binders, laptops, lunch and school sports gear.  “As essential as backpacks are, if they are too heavy or worn incorrectly, they can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain for the over 79 million students in the United States that carry them,” said Peter Ouellette, DPT, MEd, OCS, Physical Therapist and Manager of Baystate Rehabilitation Care at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.  

At-Home Sleep Studies vs In-Hospital Sleep Studies: What’s the Right Choice for You?

August 31, 2015

Millions of people suffer from undiagnosed sleep problems, blaming their exhaustion on lack of...

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Baystate Children's Hospital and Springfield Police Department remind drivers to take it slow as the school bell rings

August 31, 2015

Baystate Children’s Hospital is teaming up with the Springfield Police Department to remind drivers on the road to take extra precautions as children return to school.

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.

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

August 27, 2015

Confused 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.