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Rethink Your Drink

Rethink Your Drink

July 21, 2016

New Baystate Health Food Services Campaign helps you make healthier choices.

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3 Steps to Protect Yourself against Cervical Cancer

July 21, 2016

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. But did you know it’s almost always preventable? Specialist Dr. Tashanna Myers provides three steps for prevention and early detection.

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Cancer & Genetics: Is It in Your DNA?

July 21, 2016

With cancer, research indicates that inherited mutations play a role in about 5-10% of all diagnoses. So, can cancer really “run in your family,” and what steps can be taken to lessen that risk?

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Window screens don't prevent falls - adult supervision does

July 19, 2016

An open window is an invitation to tragic window falls for kids not properly supervised.

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Unique Clinic Helping Patients with Metabolic Disorders

July 19, 2016

The Baystate Children’s Specialty Center’s metabolic disease clinic treats patients with genetic metabolic disorders that they inherit at birth. These disorders are genetic conditions that affect the metabolism or the body’s ability to turn food into energy.

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Ovarian Cancer Risks & Signs: What You Need to Know

July 18, 2016

There is no general screening test for ovarian cancer, and unfortunately, like many gynecological cancers, the early warning signs can be hard to spot. That’s why it’s so important to understand your risks and listen to your body for symptoms.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

July 15, 2016

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Main Laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for a two-year term.

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Tips to beat the next 10 Days of heat and humidity

July 14, 2016

Heat is a dangerous "disease" that can kill.

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4 Bad Excuses Not to Get Your Colonoscopy [Infographic]

July 14, 2016

If you ask people about getting their colonoscopies, you often get nervous laughter, a few jokes, and lots of excuses.

Babysitters Academy to be held on July 29 at Baystate Mary Lane

July 13, 2016

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in July to ready area youth for summer and fall babysitting responsibilities.