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Brennan becomes one of state’s top hospice directors

SPRINGFIELD –  Dr. Maura Brennan, medical director, Baystate Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, is among the inaugural national group of qualified hospice physicians – including only two in Western Massachusetts – to take and pass the first examination to earn the credential of Hospice Med...
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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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