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Why a mini stroke can be a major warning sign

May 26, 2023

Making sense of mini strokes: what they are, what they could signal, and what to do.

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Can Sleep Disturbances Cause Increased Stroke Risk?

May 24, 2023

Studies show that sleep disturbances such as sleep apnea, too much sleep, too little sleep, or insomnia can cause increased risk of stroke.

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What are the Warning Signs of a Stroke in Women?

May 23, 2023

Women may exhibit different warning signs of a stroke than men, such as nausea, seizures, or even hiccups. Learn the signs and understand your risk.


Kevin and Sue Lawson Transform Patient Experience with Legacy Gift

May 23, 2023

Sue and Kevin Lawson give so much to Baystate Health, from their philanthropic dedication to their volunteerism.


The New Valley Springs Behavioral Health Hospital Scheduled to Open in Holyoke in a Few Months is Designed to Provide a Sanctuary for Healing in Western Massachusetts

May 22, 2023

The new facility in Holyoke will increase capacity for inpatient behavioral healthcare for adults, children, and adolescents in the area by 50 percent.


Bust that myth! Here's 8 common myths about strokes

May 17, 2023

Knowing the truth about strokes and stroke risks could be the difference between life and death.

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Silent Stroke: Can You Have a Stroke and Not Know It?

May 16, 2023

With subtle or no symptoms, a silent stroke can still cause immense damage. Learn the signs and reduce your risk factors.


Rays of Hope Brings 30 Years of Hope to Western Massachusetts

May 16, 2023

Rays of Hope Walk & Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer has made an impact on the community over the past three decades.

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