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Potency of medications affected by extreme temperatures
July 25, 2014: Proper storage tips
 
Beware of the tick
July 23, 2014: Tips to prevent Lyme disease
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital welcomes general surgeon, Dr. Kelly Galster to its Medical Staff
July 21, 2014: Dr. Galster is a welcome addition to our medical staff,” said Dr. Shafeeq Ahmed, Acting President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital. “He will be a great asset to our patients who need emergency or routine surgical care as we continue our mission to meet the needs of patients in our community.”
 
Dr. Ahmed named by Becker Hospital Review as one of top 500 “People to know in Healthcare”
July 21, 2014: Dr. M. Shafeeq Ahmed, Acting President and Chief Operating Officer at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Chief Medical Officer of the Baystate Health Eastern Region, was recently named by Becker Hospital Review as one of the top 500 “People to know in Healthcare” in the nation.
 
Considering traveling while you’re pregnant?
July 21, 2014: Learn more from ob-gyn Dr. Katharine O. White
 
Baystate Medical Center ranked among nation’s top hospitals
July 16, 2014: Named in U.S. News & Word Report's Best Hospitals
 
Healthy Summer Recipe
July 15, 2014: Grilled Vegetable Stack with White Bean Salad
 
Register now for Mini-Medical School fall semester
July 11, 2014: Baystate Medical Center’s Mini-Medical School – which begins its fall session on Sept. 18 – is now accepting registrations for the eight-week health education series.
 
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training Program to begin in September
July 09, 2014: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will partner Quality EMS Educators, Inc. to offer a Basic Emergency Medical Technical Program to be held at the hospital this fall.
 
Lightning can be a matter of life or death
July 08, 2014: Tips to keep you safe
 
Lightning storms can pose serious risk
July 07, 2014: The start of summer brings warmer weather that often leads to the rumble of thunder. While lightning displays in the summer sky can be quite spectacular, lightning is completely unpredictable, and can be deadly.
 
Find time to take a vacation from work
July 07, 2014: Your mind and body need to recharge
 
Blockbuster calories await summer moviegoers
July 07, 2014:
 
Kids in hot cars – a deadly combination
July 02, 2014: Tips to keep kids safe
 
Healthy Summer Recipe
July 01, 2014: Jalapeno Cilantro Cole Slaw
 
Dr. Mark A. Keroack assumes leadership of Baystate Health
July 01, 2014: On July 1, Dr. Mark A. Keroack, MPH, a native of Springfield, officially became president and chief executive officer of Baystate Health, succeeding Mark R. Tolosky, JD, FACHE, who has served in that role since 2004.
 
Summer heat spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E for young and old
June 27, 2014: Tips on keeping cool
 
Fireworks are dangerous in the wrong hands
June 27, 2014: And are they too loud and scary for little kids?
 
Consumer Reports Names Baystate Medical Center One of Nation’s Top Hospitals for Heart Surgery
June 27, 2014: Rated high in both surgical aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery. Read more about Baystate’s standout performance.
 
Baystate announces new appointments
June 25, 2014: Three named leaders at regional community hospitals
 
Baystate Health Board of Trustees Honor President and CEO Mark R. Tolosky
June 25, 2014: To honor the leadership and achievements of President and CEO Mark R. Tolosky over his 22-year career, the Baystate Health Board of Trustees today announced the naming of the Tolosky Center at 3300 Main St. in Springfield.
 
ER Physician encourages families to make water safety a top priority
June 24, 2014: Drowning can happen any time of year, but it is important to be particularly vigilant during warmer months when the number of drownings skyrockets.
 
It’s Men’s Health Month
June 16, 2014: Men need to step up to the plate and take responsibility for their health Tips for men of all ages – this is link to attached story
 
Country Bank awards $12,000 to the Carson Center
June 16, 2014: Paul Scully, President and CEO of Country Bank, and Shelly Regin, First VP, Director of Marketing at CB, paid a surprise visit to the Baystate Mary Lane Community Benefits Advisory Committee (CBAC) this past week.
 
It’s Men’s Health Week
June 12, 2014: Men need to step up to the plate and take responsibility for their health.
 
Emergency Room Nurse offers Hiking Tips to Stay Safe
June 12, 2014: Whether you decide to take a short, scenic stroll or plan an extensive hiking adventure a safe hiking outing requires some planning.
 
Baystate Children’s Hospital Earns Top 50 ranking from U.S. News & World Report
June 10, 2014: Baystate Children's Hospital isanked among the top programs in the nation in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes
 
Emergency Physician offers tips to reduce your risk of tick-borne disease
June 06, 2014: Be extra vigilant now and through September when ticks are most active.
 
In the news – food additives
June 04, 2014: Baystate dietitian says not all additives are created equal
 
Dr. Lewis Cohen To Receive Prestigious Hackett Award
June 03, 2014: Psychiatrist Dr. Lewis Cohen Named Recipient of Prestigious Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award National award recognizes outstanding achievement in psychosomatic medicine in training, research, clinical practice and leadership
 
“Look Good…Feel Better” Program to be held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in July
June 02, 2014: The Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and the American Cancer Society will present “Look Good…Feel Better,” a free program for area women on Thursday, July 31, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
 
Planting the Seeds of Excellence
May 29, 2014: Baystate Medical Center nurses and staff hold planter contest as part of their journey for Magnet redesignation.
 
Prevention is Best Way to Combat Mosquito Population now on the rise
May 29, 2014: In Massachusetts, the diseases linked to mosquitoes are West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.
 
Calling all babysitters
May 27, 2014: Sign up now for Babysitters Academy
 
Babysitter Academy to be held in July at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
May 23, 2014: The class will be held in the Main Conference Room located on the second floor of the hospital.
 
Several cases of MERS reported in U.S
May 21, 2014: “No cause for panic” says infectious disease specialist
 
Health and Safety Fair planned for Tuesday, June 3
May 21, 2014: The staff of Baystate Home Infusion & Respiratory Services will hold a Personal Health and Safety Fair on Tuesday, June 3 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Main Conference Room at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.  
 
Summer picnics can be hazardous to your health
May 19, 2014: Tips to pack your basket safely.
 
9th Annual Walk of Champions Raises $84,000
May 15, 2014: Since 2006, the Walk of Champions has raised over a half a million dollars.
 
Sleep – it’s nature’s refresher
May 13, 2014: Tips for better sleep
 
Blood Pressure Screening Offered Mornings by Emergency Department Team
May 12, 2014: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Emergency Department offers blood pressure screenings daily between the hours of 6:00 am and 9:00 am, seven days a week.
 
Ware Emergency Room Nurse Finds Calling in Providing Critical Care
May 07, 2014: May 6-12 is National Nurses Week
 
Spring cleaning can be hazardous to your health
May 07, 2014: Tips for those with lung disease
 
West Brookfield Medical-Surgical Nurse Inspired by her Dad
May 07, 2014: May 6-12 is National Nurses Week
 
It’s prom season
May 07, 2014: Baystate trauma chief offers tips for a safe prom
 
The Pediatrician Is In
May 05, 2014: Table talk, good nutrition is topic for May 14 lecture
 
Occupational Therapist specialize in problem solving
April 17, 2014: Ask any occupational therapist and they’ll tell you that their job is unique. For Kevin Smith, Occupational Therapist (OT) and Certified Hand Therapist at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, no two days are the same as he works to help his patients cope with the social, emotional and physical effects of illness and injury.
 
Mexicali Grill in Ware to donate percentage of profits to the Walk of Champions
April 11, 2014: Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill will be donating a percentage of its profits on Monday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 22 to the Walk of Champions. 
 
Babysitter Academy to be held in May at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
April 11, 2014: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in May to ready area youth for summer babysitting responsibilities. 
 
Confirmed case of measles at Baystate Medical Center
April 05, 2014: Baystate Medical Center is informing the community that a patient at the hospital has a confirmed case of measles.
 
Spirit of Women to sponsor “Enhance Your Dance” an educational program for young dancers
April 04, 2014: A special evening devoted to the young dancer is planned for Tuesday, April 29, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
 
The Pediatrician Is In
April 03, 2014: New Parent Education Series begins April 9
 
Child abuse is common and can occur anywhere
April 03, 2014: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
 
D & D Fitness Factory invites community to Annual Lift for Life and 5K Walk/Road Race on April 13
March 24, 2014: The Goudreau family invites community members to join them on Sunday, April 13 to compete in the Fitness Challenge, the Road Race or to cheer on the competition throughout the morning. 
 
Dr. Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed of Baystate Mary Lane named one of the top 100 “CMO’s to know”
March 18, 2014: Many of the leaders were nominated by their peers and the list was vetted by industry experts.
 
It’s Poison Prevention Week
March 17, 2014: Learn how to prevent childhood poisonings
 
Are you a breast cancer survivor?
March 17, 2014: Sign up for Survivors’ Day with former WNBA player Edna Campbell
 
Restorative yoga classes to benefit breast cancer patients to begin April 2
March 14, 2014: The program is grant-funded by Rays of Hope and is free to breast cancer patients and survivors.
 
Baystate Medical Center Named Top 100 Hospital
March 13, 2014: Recognized for seventh time by Truven Health Analytics as providing the highest level of value to the community
 
Baystate lifts flu-based restrictions on visitors
March 10, 2014: Flu activity on decline
 
It’s National Patient Safety Week
March 05, 2014: Learn how to become more engaged in your health care
 
Spring Mini-Medical School begins March 20
March 05, 2014: Register now for Springfield session
 
The Quabbin Reservoir’s set to Host the Ninth Annual Walk of Champions on Sunday, May 4
March 05, 2014: Sunday, May 4, marks the ninth annual Walk of Champions. In 2013 the Walk of Champions raised a record setting $91,000 in support of integrated cancer services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
 
94.7 FM WMAS Radiothon set for March 6-8
February 25, 2014: Proceeds to benefit Baystate Children's Hospital
 
Silhouettes Salon holds Cut-A-Thon to benefit annual Walk of Champions on March 1
February 25, 2014: Silhouettes Cut-A-Thon will feature $15 Haircuts and Manicures with no appointments necessary from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the salon located at 164 B West Street, Ware.
 
Learn about Baystate's Heart Healthy Pledge
February 14, 2014: Baystate Medical Center is urging everyone to “Love Your Heart” during American Heart Month in February by taking the Baystate Heart Healthy Pledge and breaking bad habits by adopting a heart healthy lifestyle.
 
Valentine’s Day Can Mean Romance and Some Healthy Dark Chocolate and Red Wine
February 11, 2014: February is American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day
 
Program designed to help the young dancer recover from injury
February 07, 2014: As with any sport or exercise routine, dance can lead to overuse injuries.
 
National Wear Red Day for Women
February 06, 2014: Learn more about women and heart disease
 
Give the gift of life
February 04, 2014: Pledging to be an organ donor only takes a moment
 
Clinical staff rise to the occasion treating flu patients
January 30, 2014: Watch a behind-the-scenes video
 
Super Bowl snacking doesn’t mean cheating on your diet
January 28, 2014: Right next to the big game, it’s the snacks that everyone will be looking forward to this Super Bowl Sunday!
 
Heart & Vascular Lecture Series kicks off American Heart Month
January 27, 2014: Baystate Medical Center will hold its popular Heart and Vascular Health Lecture Series during the month of February beginning with a look at “Heart Health” on Sunday, Feb. 2.
 
Spirit of Women to sponsor "Heart-Warming Ladies" Night in February
January 24, 2014: February is American Heart Month; a month to spread awareness about the importance of heart health.   
 
The Polar Vortex has returned
January 23, 2014: Cold weather tips to stay safe
 
Visitors policy changed as flu becomes widespread
January 22, 2014: In order to protect its patients, guests and staff to the greatest extent possible from exposure to the flu virus, Baystate Health has adopted changes to its Visitors Policy.
 
Babysitter Academy to be held in March at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
January 22, 2014: The one day program will be held on Sunday, March 9, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
 
Team work vital at Diabetes Support Group meetings
January 17, 2014: Diabetes can affect nearly every aspect of your daily life, and dealing with it can be a daunting task
 
Baystate Medical Center Brings Its Popular “Mini-Medical School” to Northampton
January 15, 2014: Classes begin Feb. 12 at Northampton Senior Center
 
What is RSV and how can it be prevented?
January 15, 2014: The infectious virus is now in the Springfield area community
 
Is it a cold or the flu? - Tips to recognize and treat both
January 14, 2014: Colds and flu are both highly contagious viral infections that share many of the same symptoms. So, do you have the have the flu or just a cold?”
 
Carbon monoxide threat grows with Arctic weather
January 09, 2014: Recent NY restaurant poisoning shows how deadly the gas can be
 
Cold weather that will have even snowmen shivering
January 03, 2014: How to stay safe in the Arctic temperatures
 
U.S. panel urges CT scans for heavy smokers
January 02, 2014: Baystate cancer chief offers his thoughts
 
Is your cell phone making you sick?
January 02, 2014: With the flu season underway, most of us work hard at figuring out how to avoid getting sick.
 
Get your shovels out, snow is coming!
December 31, 2013: US hospitals treat on average about 11,500 injuries and medical emergencies a year related to shoveling snow. 
 
CDC reports flu now widespread in Massachusetts
December 31, 2013: Tips to protect yourself and others
 
12 Health and Safety Tips for 2014
December 31, 2013: Dr. Levine sought out the assistance of the pediatric staff at Baystate Children’s Hospital and others to come up with a list of “12 Healthy and Safe Tips for 2014.”
 
Stay safe on New Year's Eve
December 31, 2013: Think designated driver if you plan on raising a glass
 
Exercising in the Cold Weather
December 30, 2013: No matter what time of year, exercising and breathing fresh air can be good for you! 
 
Drinking and driving don't mix
December 19, 2013: Study finds more car crashes leading up to Christmas
 
Baystate, UMass Memorial Reach Agreement for Wing Transfer
December 18, 2013: The boards of trustees of UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC), Baystate Health and Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers have authorized the organizations to sign a letter of intent to propose the transfer of ownership of Palmer-based Wing Memorial to Baystate Health.
 
Do you really need antibacterial soap at home?
December 17, 2013: No, says Baystate infection control officer Mary Ellen Scales
 
Are you healthy enough to shovel snow?
December 13, 2013: Learn if you should leave the shoveling to others
 
It's the gift that keeps on giving - the gift of health
December 10, 2013: Shopping days dwindling
 
"Look Good...Feel Better" Program to be held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
December 09, 2013: The program teaches beauty techniques to women who are undergoing cancer treatment.
 
Winter Health Survival Guide
December 09, 2013: Winter is quickly approaching
 
Baystate Health's Tolosky to End Tenure as President and CEO in July 2014
December 05, 2013: Springfield native Mark A. Keroack, MD, is named as successor.
 
Don't let sickness ruin your holiday season
December 03, 2013: Tips to stay healthy
 
Hand Washing 101 - The Proper Techniques
December 03, 2013: December 1-7 is National Hand Washing Awareness Week and with the holidays now in full swing, it’s important to clean your hands frequently to prevent catching a cold, flu or stomach bug.
 
Black Friday kicks off holiday stress
November 29, 2013: How to keep calm and carry on
 
You Choose: Thanksgiving Overload or Healthier Feast
November 27, 2013: Choose your Thanksgiving meal
 
New controversy over guidelines to reduce cardiac risk
November 27, 2013: Cardiologist Dr. Greg Giugliano offers his opinion
 
Home for the Holiday
November 27, 2013: Trauma and Emergency staff go above and beyond
 
Holidays pose eating challenges for those with diabetes
November 26, 2013: It may not be coincidental that the month of November – Diabetes Awareness Month – is chosen to bring attention to the epidemic of diabetes in the United States, as the holidays from Thanksgiving through the New Year pose the greatest challenge for those with diabetes.
 
Staying Safe in the Kitchen - from Carving to Burn Injuries
November 25, 2013: Avoid carving injuries and burns in the kitchen
 
Baby, It's Cold Outside
November 25, 2013: How the cold affects your health
 
Doctors urge at-risk populations to get their flu shot now
November 22, 2013: Holidays are ripe for spread of flu
 
It's time for the Great American Smokeout
November 21, 2013: Baystate pulmonary nurse offers tips to make it through "day 1"
 
Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Meade on her selection as a Macy Scholar
November 18, 2013: Recognized as a future leader and educational innovator
 
Practical thinking about weight loss as the holiday eating season nears
November 15, 2013: See what Dr. John Romanelli has to say
 
New national guidelines announced to cut heart risk
November 13, 2013: Read what cardiologist Dr. Gregory Giugliano has to say
 
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?
November 13, 2013: Planning for the holidays.
 
BMP - Quabbin Adult Medicine welcomes Dr. Hanumagutti
November 05, 2013: Dr.Hanumagutti is currently accepting new patients; her office is located at BMP Quabbin Adult Medicine, 95 Sargent Street in Belchertown.
 
EMS Training benefits Rays of Hope
October 23, 2013: Since its inception in 1994, Rays of Hope has been helping women and men in the fight against breast cancer
 
Autumn Open House at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to Highlight Community Support
October 03, 2013: The community is invited to an Autumn Open House at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on Wednesday, October 16, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm to tour the new Healing Garden.
 
Every Picture Tells a Story
October 03, 2013: Country Bank recently pledged $100,000 to Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to help upgrade the general radiography unit located in the radiology department.
 
Looking back on 20 years of breast cancer diagnosis
October 02, 2013: Twenty years ago, guidelines were for monthly breast self exam starting at age 20, yearly clinical breast exam at age 30, and yearly mammogram starting at age 40.
 
Know the facts during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September 27, 2013: Today, men have many treatment options for their prostate cancer.
 
The time is "now" to get your flu shot
September 24, 2013: Know the facts
 
Do you know your numbers?
September 17, 2013: September is National Cholesterol Education Month
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital seeks Community Health Initiative Proposals
September 13, 2013: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital (BMLH) has released a request for proposal (RFP) for community health initiatives from area not-for-profit organizations that can offer innovative approaches to addressing unmet health needs in the Quaboag Hills Region of Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester County’s.
 
It’s time to form teams for this year’s Rays of Hope Walk
September 13, 2013: This year’s annual walk events – held each October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month – are presented by Health New England.
 
Basic EMT DOT Refresher Course Offered at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to Benefit Rays of Hope
September 13, 2013: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will partner with Charles “Michael” Callahan, EMT-P, to offer a Basic EMT DOT Refresher Course to be held at the hospital.
 
It's flu shot time - children and adults need annual flu vaccines
September 13, 2013: The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May, most commonly the flu peaks in the U.S. in January or February.
 
Get your Zzzz's to protect your body from disease
September 03, 2013: The quality of our sleep directly affects the quality of our waking life, including mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, creativity, physical vitality, safety and even weight.
 
Podiatrists to join medical specialists providing care at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
August 21, 2013: New patients are welcome and most insurance plans are accepted. For more information or to make an appointment call Western Massachusetts Podiatry Associates at 413- 525-4373.
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Recognized for Organ and Tissue Donation Outreach
August 21, 2013: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching gold, silver, and bronze levels of outreach for organ and tissue donation and registration.
 
Group Support for People with Diabetes
August 21, 2013: Even though millions of people have diabetes, many people feel very much alone when they receive their diagnosis.
 
Back to School Backpack Safety
August 07, 2013: Find out why your child's backpack may be causing permanent damage
 
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training Program to begin on September 23
August 06, 2013:
 
September Blood Drive held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
August 06, 2013: The community is invited to participate in an upcoming blood drive to be held on Tuesday, September 3 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile.
 
Everything is coming up roses.....Rose Sale celebrates 15th anniversary
August 06, 2013: This year the annual Shirley Batsie Memorial Rose sale which features a dozen roses for only $8.00 will take place on September 11 through September 14. Over the past 15 years the rose sale has raised over $225,000 in support of Integrated Cancer Services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital through the Baystate Regional Cancer Program.
 
Get those Back-To-School vaccinations now
August 01, 2013: August is Immunization Awareness Month
 
Safey in the Sun
July 19, 2013: Long summer days, the extreme heat and exposure to the more intense summer sun’s UV rays can greatly increase your risk of getting a sunburn.
 
Baystate Medical Center named "Top Hospital" by U.S. News and World Report
July 17, 2013: Ranked the third-best hospital in Massachusetts
 
Heat Exhaustion & Heatstroke: What You Should Know
July 17, 2013: Heat related illnesses are common in athletes but they can also affect the elderly, the very young and persons with predisposing medical conditions as well as those taking a variety of medications.
 
Pregnancy and the heat don't mix
July 16, 2013: Tips to stay safe
 
Baystate Health Named a Leader in Human Rights Group's Healthcare Equality Index 2013
July 15, 2013: Achieves perfect rating for inclusive policies
 
Emergency Physician offers tips to reduce your risk of tick-borne disease
July 02, 2013: While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant now and through September when ticks are most active.
 
Safety tips for youth attending summer sports and athletic camps
July 02, 2013: School has come to an end and soon many athletic fields will be filled with summer sport camps.
 
Prevention is Best Way to Combat Mosquito-borne Illness
July 02, 2013: Mosquito larvae usually take up to seven days to hatch and the rains the past week have provided plenty of breeding pools.
 
When thunder roars, head indoors
July 01, 2013: Lightning safety tips
 
June is Men’s Health Month
June 17, 2013: Always positive and easily the happiest guy I know, my dad, Arthur Espinoza, Sr. is one of the most important men in my life.
 
Give blood. Win a pair of Red Sox tickets!
June 13, 2013: Summer is here! Time for long weekends, vacations, and donating blood! Blood donations decrease in the summer as donors are busy enjoying time off with family and friends. We need your help to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply is available all summer long!
 
Pretty but hazardous - Explosive fireworks
June 06, 2013: Not for child's play
 
Risk Management for EMS Providers presented in June
May 29, 2013: On June 5, Emergency Department physician, Dr. Paul Gerstein, will present Risk Management for EMS Providers beginning at 6:30 pm in the Main Conference Room.
 
How to stay cool and safe this summer
May 29, 2013: The summertime heat has returned, and along with it for those having fun in the sun or working outdoors, comes the risk of heat-related illnesses.
 
Dr. Joseph Lellman to offer Lecture on Osteoarthritis
May 29, 2013: Osteoarthritis is a common disease affecting as many as 33 million Americans, causing pain, stiffness and swelling in joints. It can reduce joint mobility and interfere with daily activities.
 
"Look Good....Feel Better" Program to be held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
May 23, 2013: The Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and the American Cancer Society will present “Look Good…Feel Better,” a free program for area women on Thursday, June 27, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
 
8th Annual Walk of Champions Raises record $91,000
May 20, 2013: Sunday, May 5, marked the 8th annual Walk of Champions.
 
Babysitter Academy to be held in June
May 20, 2013: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will sponsor a Babysitters Academy in June to ready area youth for summer babysitting responsibilities.
 
Making smart choices on Prom Night
May 01, 2013: Tips to keep prom-goers safe and healthy
 
Get the word out - childhood vaccinations are safe
April 24, 2013: It's National Infant Immunization Week
 
D & D Fitness Factory holds Competition in Memory of Loved One
April 24, 2013: D & D Fitness Factory a co-ed training facility in Ware will sponsor two special events to be held on Sunday, April 28; The Lift for Life and 5 K Road Race. Both events are held in memory of their family member Donna Goudreau.
 
Silhouettes Salon holds Cut-A-Thon to benefit Walk of Champions
April 24, 2013: On Saturday, April 27, Debbie Rozzen owner of Silhouettes Salon and her dedicated staff will donate their earnings and tips that day for all hair cuts, manicures and facials to raise funds for the Walk of Champions.
 
With million-dollar gift, Baystate names Emergency Department
April 16, 2013: Now called Harold Grinspoon & Diane Troderman Adult Emergency Department
 
As temperatures rise, so do window falls
April 09, 2013: Tips to keep your child safe
 
Baystate Children's Hospital to hold Service of Remembrance
April 02, 2013: RSVP by April 12
 
WALK ON...The Quabbin Reservoir set to Host the Eighth Annual Walk of Champions
March 19, 2013: Once again the Goodnough Dike area of the Quabbin Reservoir will be filled with hundreds of people walking in honor or in memory of loved ones affected by cancer, all with the determination to make a difference in those affected by the disease.
 
Sacred Gathering to be held for all those touched by cancer on April 21
March 19, 2013: The community is invited to attend an interfaith service of prayer, music, and reflection for those touched by cancer to be held on Sunday, April 21 beginning at 2:00 pm at All Saints Church, 17 North Street in Ware.
 
Baystate Health Blood Mobile Holds Blood Drive Thursday, March 21
March 15, 2013: The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 21, from 11 am – 4 pm, in the parking lot behind the hospital’s Medical Office Building (48 Sanderson Street). All blood types are needed. Eligible blood donors will receive a $10 retail gift.
 
Your second chance at eating right this year
March 11, 2013: March is National Nutrition Month
 
Baystate Franklin Medical Center Sponsors Sports Clinic March 24
March 07, 2013: The Sports Medicine Program at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Rehabilitation Care will sponsor a free sports clinic, Competitive & Recreational Sports: Maximizing Function & Results, on Sunday, March 24, 9 am – 1 pm, in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s main conference rooms.
 
Dreaded by many, colonoscopy saves lives
March 07, 2013: National campaign focuses on colorectal cancer
 
Restorative yoga classes to benefit breast cancer patients to begin March 20
March 07, 2013: An eight-week restorative yoga class designed for breast cancer patients will be held on Wednesday evenings beginning March 20 and continue through May 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
 
Dreaded by many, colonoscopy saves lives
March 06, 2013: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
 
Radiothon to benefit Baystate Children's Hospital begins March 7
March 04, 2013: Tune into 94.7 WMAS all three days
 
Don't be embarrassed to ask your caregiver questions
March 04, 2013: Tips for Patient Safety Awareness Week
 
Sugar: How much is too much?
February 25, 2013: Our bodies rely on natural sugars to function, yet eating too much can lead to serious health issues.
 
"Look Good...Feel Better" Program to be held at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
February 22, 2013: The Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and the American Cancer Society will present “Look Good…Feel Better,” a free program for area women on Tuesday, March 19, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to host March 1 Blood Drive
February 14, 2013: “During the winter months, blood donations decrease due to the inclement weather and illness,” said Suzanne Stockley, recruiter of the Baystate Health blood donor program. “All blood types are needed to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply is always available.”
 
You can control cardiac risk factors
February 14, 2013: Never too late to adopt healthy lifestyle
 
New year's resolutions failed? Try again
February 14, 2013: Always time to resolve to keep your family healthy and safe
 
Change Heroes needed for March Radiothon
February 14, 2013: Proceeds to benefit Baystate Children's Hospital
 
Keeping your heart healthy
February 11, 2013: February is American Heart Month; a month to spread awareness about the importance of heart health. Each year, countless American families are impacted by heart disease and stroke.
 
Changes to weekend services
February 08, 2013: Information about weather-related changes in some services.
 
Important numbers to know for heart health
February 05, 2013: High blood pressure is an easy disease to overlook. There are often no visible signs or physical symptoms. Because of this, it is important to have your blood pressure checked.
 
Her handy work for his healing hands
January 25, 2013: Rebecca Sherman, of Palmer, was just 24 years old when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune condition. From the onset, she vowed that this progressive disease, which causes damage to joints with significant pain and swelling, would not keep her from being active.
 
Baystate Franklin Medical Center offers cardiac risk cholesterol screenings
January 23, 2013: Pre-registration is required
 
Heart & Vascular Lectures begin Feb. 3
January 17, 2013: Tips to keep you heart healthy
 
Is it a cold or the flu?
January 17, 2013: Tips to recognize and treat both
 
Area women invited to lecture on menopause
January 14, 2013: For years, menopause has been the subject of rumor and myth. Today, menopause is seen as a perfectly natural part of life. It's also known that menopause is an easy transition for some, and sometimes more difficult for others.
 
Lecture held in February to discuss GERD
January 14, 2013: Most people get heartburn once in a while. If you have heartburn two or more times a week, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a term used to describe chronic heartburn.
 
Media Advisory: Flu Season Intensifies, Baystate Health Visitor Policy Changes
January 10, 2013: Our community is seeing a high incidence of influenza infection. In order to protect its patients, guests and staff to the greatest extent possible from exposure to the flu virus, Baystate Health has adopted changes to its Visitors Policy.
 
Baystate study: Online hospital reviews could boost quality
January 10, 2013: Baystate Physician-Researchers Report that Online Reviews of Hospitals, Similar to Those Found on Yelp! and Tripadvisor, May Be a Powerful Tool for Hospital Quality Improvement
 
As Flu Season Intensifies, Baystate Health Changes Visitors Policy
January 09, 2013: Help us keep patients, guests, employees protected from infection
 
A New Year Resolution You Can Keep
January 03, 2013: Studies suggest that 20% of resolutions are broken within the first week of January and at least 80% are broken within one year, and the actual figure is probably much higher.
 
Still time to get your flu shot
December 28, 2012: When it comes to this year’s flu season, which has already arrived with cases now being seen in the community, which of the following is true?
 
Emergency Physician Offers Snow Shoveling Safety Tips
December 27, 2012: The winter season brings the cold weather, snow and a list of injuries that are common with the season, said Morris Leibowitz, MD, board certified Emergency Physician at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.
 
Your Best Defense is Still a Flu Shot
December 27, 2012: It may seem too late in the season to worry about the flu vaccine, but health officials say that's not true.
 
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Announces Support Group Listing for 2012 - 2013
December 26, 2012: Facing a major illness or stressful life change can be a daunting prospect. Although support and self-help groups can vary greatly, all groups share one thing in common, they are places where people can share personal stories, express emotions, and be heard in an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and encouragement. Facilitators and participants share information and resources and people in a support group strengthen and empower others as well as themselves. Baystate Mary Lane Hospital announces the 2012-2013 Support group listing:
 
Conversation Group Meetings Held Monthly For Individuals with Communication Disorders
December 18, 2012: A Conversation Group for people with aphasia and other communication or cognitive disorders meets monthly at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital. The group will provide a supportive meeting place for people with communication disorders to socialize and share their communication challenges and strategies.
 
SNAPSHOT - Jeffrey Gutterman, MD
December 17, 2012: How long you been an emergency room physician at BMLH? I have been an emergency room physician with BMLH ER for over 12 years working nights from the start. Why did you become an emergency room physician? I grew up in a health care family. I certainly felt that I too wanted to help others but I also wanted a broad area of practice which I found in Emergency Medicine. It is a specialty that for me is quite dynamic and often provides more immediate results.
 
Baystate Medical Center named Leapfrog “Top Hospital”
December 04, 2012: Quality, safe and efficient care recognized
 
New Emergency & Trauma Center Offers Advanced Care, Advanced Comfort
November 30, 2012: Senior officials, clinical leaders and employees of Baystate Health joined community dignitaries to dedicate the new $45 million Emergency & Trauma Center at Baystate Medical Center, at 73,000 square feet more than three times the size of the hospital’s current emergency department.
 
Baystate Heart and Vascular Program brings breakthrough surgery to western Massachusetts
November 27, 2012: This holiday season, a cutting-edge cardiovascular procedure is giving area patients additional years of life.
 
Don’t let holiday stress ruin your season
November 23, 2012: It’s Black Friday and the holiday shopping season has officially begun.
 
Local Artist’s Donation Has Great Meaning
November 21, 2012: Art has been a part of Paulette Charpentier life for over 20 years.  From the time she took her first class in watercolor painting, it was apparent that she had a great gift.  A resident of Ware, Charpentier has since been a featured artist at special events and craft shows throughout Hampden and Hampshire Counties.  Her vibrant work is easily recognizable as it often features area landmarks and local scenes. 
 
Do you have diabetes? Fighting the weight battle?
November 15, 2012: Simple steps to make holiday eating healthy