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Weight Loss Protein Shakes: Do they really work and are they safe?

August 24, 2016

Not all weight loss shakes are created equal.  Paula Serafino-Cross, licensed, registered dietitian says not only are some not effective, certain shakes, especially those containing herbal supplements may even be doing more harm than good.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center oncology department offers yoga for cancer survivors

August 23, 2016

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present two free seven-week yoga classes, Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors, at the YMCA of Greenfield. The first session will take place Wednesdays, September 14 – October 26, noon – 1:30 pm; the second session meets Wednesdays, November 2 – December 21.

Kathryn Jobbins MD

Dr. Kathryn Jobbins to provide primary care in Baystate Health’s Eastern Region

August 19, 2016

We are proud to welcome Dr. Kathryn Jobbins to our team! Access to primary and specialty care continues to be one of our top priorities,” said Dr. David Maguire, Chief Medical Officer for the Eastern Region, which includes Baystate Mary Lane and Baystate Wing Hospitals.

Child Life Specialist with patient in E.D.

A Day in the Life of a Child Life Specialist

August 17, 2016
Among the doctors, nurses, and other highly-trained experts dedicated to caring for our youngest patients, there is a group of caregivers who are skilled in calming fears and evoking laughter: child life specialists. Learn more about the essential role they play.
Dr Mattingly and snake

What not to do if you are bitten by a venomous snake

August 17, 2016

There are poisonous snakes to watch out for locally – mainly copperheads and very few timber rattlesnakes.

Baystate Bloodmobile

Baystate Health’s Blood Mobile is coming to Ware on August 31

August 17, 2016

The community is invited to join the blood drive held on Wednesday, August 31, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on the Baystate Health Bloodmobile.

Baby Hearing Screening

A Head Start on Hearing Loss: Baystate's Newborn Hearing Screening Program

August 16, 2016

Baystate’s Newborn Screening Program can detect even the mildest hearing loss – and provides parents with a follow-up plan – before their newborn leaves the hospital.

Baystate Health Announces Rural Wage Impact & Fiscal Response Plan

August 12, 2016

Dr. Mark A. Keroack, MD, MPH, President & Chief Executive Officer, Baystate Health, provides an update on the financial situation at Baystate Health as the current fiscal year nears a close.

Mike Moran Check Presentation

Baystate Wing Hospital awards the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation a $30,000 grant for transportation services

August 10, 2016

Baystate Wing Hospital has awarded a $30,000 grant to the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation  to support the Quaboag Connector, a new transportation service for transportation to and from work and the Work Force Training program in Ware offered by Holyoke Community College .

Sheila and Deborah

Baystate Wing Audiology Program offers free screenings at area senior centers

August 09, 2016

Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear, and is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss.