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Hand Exercises: An Important Step Toward Stroke Recovery

May 16, 2022

After stroke, patients often lose hand strength and dexterity. Occupational therapists offer in-office rehabilitation and hand exercises you can do at home.

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Patient Simulation Prepares Med Students for New Roles as Clinicians

May 14, 2022

Third-year medical students are undergoing technical skills training and patient care simulation at the Baystate Simulation Center, preparing themselves to enter clinical training.

2022 PURCH Transition Ceremony

PURCH Class of 2024 Celebrates Transition to Clinical Training

May 09, 2022

Rising third-year medical students in the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track marked their transition from classroom learning to clinical training at a ceremony on May 3, 2022.


How to Spot the Warning Signs of Stroke — And What to Do Next

May 09, 2022

Studies show that many Americans do not know the warning signs of a stroke or how to manage their risk factors to reduce their chances of having a stroke.


What Happens in the Crucial First Minutes and Hours After a Stroke?

May 05, 2022

2 million brain cells die every minute during a stroke, and risk of brain damage, disability or death goes up. ER and EMS teams work fast to save lives.

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Wear a Face Mask to Protect Yourself and Others: Learn Why and How

April 29, 2022

Experts still recommend face masks as a preventive measure against COVID-19, along with vaccination. Learn up-to-date face mask tips and basics.

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What Kind of Face Mask Should I Wear During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

April 29, 2022

What is the best mask to wear? Baystate Health epidemiologist Sarah Haessler offers tips based on the CDC's guidelines.

UMass Chan Medical School Student Spotlight Stella Barth

Stella Barth is UMass Chan Medical School's Student Spotlight

April 28, 2022

Stella Barth took a decade off to teach and do research before going to medical school. She says, "I wouldn't have it any other way."

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