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Health Information & Public Service Announcements

Challenges, Opportunities Abound in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
August 04, 2011: The figures are out and they’re not good. Obesity is on the rise in America in both adults and children.
Pregnancy and the Heat – A Prescription for Trouble
July 22, 2011: Tips for pregnant women during the summer. While many look forward to and enjoy the few short months of summer, it’s often a different story for those moms-to-be suffering through the sweltering high temperatures of the summer.
Warm Summer Weather Increases Symptoms for Young Asthma Patients
June 27, 2011: Tips from a Baystate Children’s Hospital pediatricianto keep children's asthma in check
Cycling Health and Safety Tips Offered by Physical Therapist
June 27, 2011: Peter Ouellette, DPT, MEd, OCS, Physical Therapist and Manager of Rehabilitation Services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, also a seasoned athlete, shares his passion for the sport of cycling and some expert advice on how to cycle safely and avoid injures. 
Certified Diabetes Education offered at BMLH
March 25, 2011: To address the community’s needs, experienced Certified Diabetes Educators from the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Baystate Medical Center are now providing outpatient counseling services at BMLH, certified by the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes Support Group meets monthly at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
February 28, 2011: Diabetes support group meets the first Wednesday of every month 5 pm to 6 pm in the main conference room on the second floor of BMLH.
BFMC Dietitian Gives Advice on Maintaining Healthy Weight 
January 21, 2011: For Healthy Weight Week, Jan. 16–22, Cheryl Pelland-Lak, RD, Baystate Health dietitian, offers advice to help people of all sizes to live actively, eat well and feel good about themselves.
Men, Check Your Engines for a Healthy New Year  
January 14, 2011: Quabbin Adult Medicine medical director urges men to schedule their annual physical for the new year.
Dealing with Grief during Holidays
December 06, 2010: BMLH social worker offers advice for the bereaved during the winter holidays.
BFMC Offers Interactive Diabetes Education Classes
August 20, 2010: Interactive classes taught by Judy Kuzdeba, diabetes educator, are based on the Diabetes Conversation Maps program.
When a bump on the noggin should be cause for concern
July 27, 2010: Guidance for parents on making sense of head injuries
Knowing Your Risk for Having a Stroke is Your First Line of Defense
June 07, 2010: Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke enables you to take action fast should one occur.
Visiting Patients in the Hospital
December 23, 2009: Baystate Franklin Medical Center volunteer chaplains share some thoughts on how to make a hospital visit positive and effective.
Be aware of the signs of bullying
April 17, 2009: Baystate Children’s Hospital offers tips for concerned parents.
BFMC Offers Support Group for Women with Heart Disease
July 25, 2008: A new BFMC support group, "Heart to Heart - a Support Group for Women with Heart Disease," will meet on the third Tuesday of each month, from 4:30 - 6 pm, in Conference Room A at BFMC. It aims to provide mutual support, motivation to continue healthy behaviors, and education on heart health.