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Better Aging: 10 Tips for Changing Your Mindset

June 17, 2021

How to improve the quality and length of your life by improving your mindset.


Baystate Wing Hospital awards $5000 in Scholarships to area students

June 16, 2021

These scholarships are an investment in our area youth and will help to build a healthcare workforce for the future.


The Youth Mental Health Crisis – Resources for Parents

June 15, 2021

Youth mental health is in crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


June 11: Last day to get first COVID-19 shot at Whitney Ave Site

June 14, 2021

Having met its mission, Baystate Health will end COVID-19 vaccinations at Whitney Avenue.


How to safely store medicine in the heat

June 10, 2021

Want your medication to last longer and work better? Learn how proper storage can help.


Everything you need to know about sunscreen and staying safe in the sun

June 09, 2021

While there are health benefits to sunlight, too much exposure can cause health problems from wrinkles to skin cancer.

Trailblazing PURCH Class of 2021 Graduates from UMass Medical School

June 08, 2021

The PURCH Class of 2021—the first cohort of medical students admitted into the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track—were honored as trailblazers at a pre-graduation celebration at the Baystate campus of UMass Medical School.

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What Kind of Headache Do You Have? A Neurologist Breaks It Down

June 07, 2021

Our experts are here to help you identify your headache and what might be causing it, including a handy headache location chart for your reference.


How To Survive A Scorching Heat Wave

June 04, 2021

The heat can be deadly. Learn how to prepare to stay safe and healthy during a heat wave.


Baystate Wing Hospital awards grants to address substance use

June 04, 2021

Baystate Wing Hospital has announced grant awards of $30K to two local community agencies.

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Why Your 12-15 Year Old Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

June 03, 2021

Ages 12 to 15 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. John O’Reilly explains why he encourages parents and guardians to vaccinate their kids.

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3 Graduating PURCH Medical Students Interviewed on Voices of UMassMed Podcast

May 28, 2021

Three members of the first class to graduate from the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track, Betsy McGovern, Afua Nti and Kevin White, are interviewed about how PURCH is different and how their experiences in the track have prepared them to practice medicine.


How to do a tick check and safely remove ticks

May 28, 2021

Tick check tips for both adults and children, and what to do if you find one.


What are vaccines and how do they work?

May 27, 2021

Vaccines are safe and effective and children, adolescents, pregnant women, and adults should receive routine immunizations.


How to Compare the Authorized COVID Vaccines

May 27, 2021

Each of the authorized vaccines is effective against COVID-19. How are they different, and which should you choose?