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Local cancer walk raises $50,000

WESTFIELD – More than 500 Pioneer Valley residents rallied together Sunday at Stanley Park for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer community walk, raising $50,000.While significant progress in the fight against the disease has been made, more needs to be done. ...
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Physician's Focus: HPV common, but preventable

Rebecca Perkins, M.D.

It’s a scary thought. Too many adolescents are needlessly at risk of cancer when there’s a safe, effective vaccine available to prevent the disease. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common, sexually transmitted infection that, with the exception of the seasonal flu and pneumonia, h...
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Go Red nominations due Oct. 10

SPRINGFIELD – The American Heart Association is holding a search to find woman who are inspirational, heart healthy role models to become one the 2015 Go Red Leading Ladies of Western Massachusetts. Nominations are now being accepted through Oct. 10 and are open to women of all ages....
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Hampden Hearing Center to participate in Listen Up America Week

EAST LONGMEADOW – The statistics are shocking and even more so knowing that over half of those 36 million Americans are under the age of 65.  Hearing loss is an increasing health concern in this nation that is often preventable.  Taking time to see an audiologist for periodic heari...
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Y offers peace of mind, health of body

Carley Dangona

AGAWAM – The newly opening Agawam YMCA Wellness & Program Family Center, 63 Springfield St., provides a quiet, state-of-the-art facility for residents and passersby alike. Recently, this reporter was given an opportunity to try out the new site, an offer I couldn’t refuse.Kristine Allard...
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