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Boards of health act as local arms of state health department

By Christopher Quinn, M.D. and Cheryl Sbarra, Esq.

Much of their work remains invisible to most residents, yet the work is critically important and affects all citizens across the Commonwealth. For more than 200 years, in fact, ever since 1799 when Paul Revere (yes, that Paul Revere) was appointed chairman of the nation’s first board of health in Bo...
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CDC warns of heat-related dangers

SPRINGFIELD – Whoever thought the summer sun could be so deadly?

Each year some 318 people die in the United States of heat-related illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For those having fun in the sun or working outdoors comes the risk of heat-related illnes
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Resolve New England aims to educate women on infertility treatment options

G. Michael Dobbs

Massachusetts is one of 15 states that mandates health insurance plans cover fertility services and Resolve New England, a regional organization that assists women suffering from infertility, traveled to Beacon Hill to speak with legisla...
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Noble VP a top hospital marketer

WESTFIELD – Noble Hospital announced that Allison Gearing-Kalill, vice president of Community Development, has been awarded the 2014 Top Hospital Marketer award from DTC Perspectives. Gearing-Kalill was given the award in recognition of excellence in leadership and innovation in hospital marketing.<...
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Cohen named Hackett Memorial Award winner

SPRINGFIELD – Dr. Lewis Cohen of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at Baystate Medical Center has been chosen from among a highly competitive roster of nominations to receive the prestigious 2014 Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award.

The highest honor bestowed annually by the Acade
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Doctors Express partners with Steward Health Care

SPRINGFIELD – Doctors Express announced support for a growing trend of health care system partnerships with urgent care facilities. Steward Health Care, the largest fully-integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England, recently announced a new clinical affiliati...
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