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Better health through weight loss surgery

September 21, 2021

The benefits of weight loss surgery are so much bigger than the numbers on a scale.


1 in 3 American Adults Have Prediabetes – Know Your Risk

September 16, 2021

Early detection is critical as the longer you have prediabetes, the greater your risk of developing complications. A simple screening can save your life.

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Baystate Community Faculty Member Beth Cardillo Honored with Healthcare Heroes Award

September 16, 2021

Baystate Community Faculty member Beth Cardillo, MEd, LSW, executive director of the Armbrook Village retirement community in Westfield, is the recipient of the 2021 Healthcare Heroes Community Health Award from Business West.

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Recognizing skin cancer: 5 photos you need to see

September 14, 2021

There are many forms of skin cancer and the early signs can vary in size, shape, and appearance. Start by learning the A, B, C, D, and Es of skin cancer.


Spending Time in the Sun? It Helps to Know the Benefits and the Risks

September 14, 2021

No matter where you live on the planet or the season you’re experiencing, if you go outdoors, UV rays from the sun pose a risk to your skin.

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Suicide is the 10th Leading Cause of Death in the United States

September 10, 2021

2020 and 2021 have been stressful years, with COVID-19 seriously impacting mental health. This Suicide Prevention Month, we aim to raise awareness.


How to eat healthy at the Big E without giving up on your favorites

September 09, 2021

Baystate experts share how you can eat healthier while still enjoying the unique foods at The Big E and other fairs around the region.

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New Inspire Procedure at Baystate Medical Center Offers Hope For Sleep Apnea Patients

September 07, 2021

Inspire is an FDA approved sleep apnea treatment – deemed safe and effective in clinical studies – that works inside the body to treat sleep apnea.


9 Things Families Should Consider When Kids Are Returning to Sports

September 01, 2021

Baystate experts emphasize precautions and offer tips to help student athletes reduce their risk of getting COVID-19.

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Free COVID-19 vaccines offered at Baystate Health pop-up clinic

August 26, 2021

All three COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at the free pop-up clinics.



August 26, 2021

Masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes lead the back-to-school list.

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Scholarships Awarded to Health Careers Students

August 26, 2021

$25,000 in scholarships were awarded to 26 Baystate Springfield Educational Partnership students and alumni to help further their education in healthcare professions.

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Another Successful Wheeling for Healing

August 23, 2021

Wheeling for Healing had another successful year. Proceeds from this event support cancer care and services at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.


So you got your COVID vaccine—here's what you can safely do

August 20, 2021

Here are some things you can safely do once you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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PURCH: An Immersive Medical School Track Fostering Systemic Change

August 17, 2021

Discover how members of the Class of 2021—the first PURCH graduates—are already making a difference in Massachusetts communities.