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Phoenix House run/walk to step off Sept. 20 at Forest Park

SPRINGFIELD – Phoenix House New England will host Phoenix House Runs and Walks – For the Health of It! on Sept. 20 at Forest Park, 302 Sumner Ave. This celebration of life, health, and wellness offers participants the choice of a 3K (1.8-mile) walk or a 5K (3.1-mile) run through the beautifu...
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Local health centers get ACA funds

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced recently $8,770,906 in Affordable Care Act funding to 37 health centers in Massachusetts to expand primary care services.The city of Springfield received $197,570, while Caring Heath Center Inc. of Sprin...
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Physician’s Focus: Is marijuana really medicine?

Alan Ehrlich, M.D. and Kevin Hill, M.D., M.H.S

Despite a federal ban, little research into its effectiveness, and lack of approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the use of marijuana for medical purposes has been approved in 23 states and the District of Columbia as of August 2014. More are likely to follow. In Massachusetts,...
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Cancer survivors set ambitious fundraising goal of $20,000

Lori Szepelak

LUDLOW – An ambitious $20,000 goal was set by Leonor Salvador, Maureen Ender and Robyn Hersey, all cancer survivors, who are hosting the fifth annual Breast Cancer Benefit on Oct. 12 at the Gremio Lusitano Club on Winsor Street.“I ...
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