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MLK Jr Semester of Service Awards: A Spark to Ignite Students' Motivation to Serve

January 22, 2022

Three student service projects received Baystate's 4th Annual MLK Jr. Semester of Service Student Awards at "It Starts with Me," Baystate Health's virtual event commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 14, 2022.

The Community Drives Medical Education on Wellness on Wheels Bus

January 21, 2022

Mary Marchese, a student in the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) Track, had a unique community-led medical education experience on the Wellness on Wheels bus.

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Michael Moran's Road to Medical School Starts and Ends at Baystate

January 20, 2022

Michael Moran, Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health Class of 2025, started his journey to med school at Baystate as a college student.


21st Annual 94.7 WMAS Radiothon to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital

January 20, 2022

Hear inspiring stories from local patients and families about the compassionate care they received.


So You Tested Positive for COVID-19 — Now What?

January 19, 2022

Most people who have COVID-19 symptoms only experience mild illness and can recover at home. Learn how to treat a mild case of COVID-19.


Experts recommend wearing face masks: Learn what kind to wear and how to wear one safely

January 18, 2022

The CDC has updated guidance for vaccinated people. Read more about guidelines and how-to.

WOW Bus Deployed as COVID-19 Treatment Site

January 18, 2022

The Recorder: Baystate's Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Bus is deployed at Baystate Franklin Medical Center to administer monoclonal antibody infusions to COVID19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms.

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How is Omicron Different? What We Know About the COVID-19 Variant

January 14, 2022

Dr. Sarah Haessler, hospital epidemiologist at Baystate Health, describes Omicron and discusses how we can reduce the spread of the virus.


Seasonal Affective Disorder: How to fight SAD and winter blues

January 13, 2022

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a seasonal depression. Baystate experts share the symptoms and treatments.


Winter Safety Tips: How to keep safe in the cold and avoid accidents

January 07, 2022

Baystate experts share their advice for staying safe when cold, winter weather comes your way.

Please Do Not Seek Routine Coronavirus Testing at the Emergency Room

January 06, 2022

As the demand for COVID-19 testing surges as the Omicron variant continues to spread throughout the community, public health officials are urging people not to go to hospital emergency departments to get a coronavirus test.

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Learn the Preeclampsia Warning Signs – And How to Keep You and Your Baby Healthy

January 05, 2022

Preeclampsia is a disease in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, protein in the urine, and swelling. Learn the causes, risk factors and signs.

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Doctors Offer Tips for Keeping You And Your Family Healthy And Safe In 2022

December 29, 2021

Despite the pandemic, there are many ways to make 2022 healthy and safe for you and your family. Baystate Health doctors offer tips for the new year.


TD Bank – Baystate Health Wellness on Wheels Bus Now Providing Education To At-Risk Communities While Training Healthcare Students

December 28, 2021

The WOW Bus team will work with the community to provide health screenings, education, and referrals to low-to-moderate income and at-risk populations throughout western Massachusetts while training students in the health professions.

6 Tips to Help Your Child Sleep

December 23, 2021

Dr. Anthony Jackson, pediatric neurologist and board certified sleep medicine specialist, offers the following tips to help your child sleep.