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Burger King helps Dana-Farber, Jimmy Fund

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Burger King customers can help fight cancer through Sept. 7 by contributing $1 to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids & Families program at participating Burger King restaurants in six New England states and throughout New York and New Jersey.Local restaura...
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to host kickoff event at Stanley Park

WESTFIELD – The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Pioneer Valley is inviting residents of the Pioneer Valley to its kickoff event from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 20 at Stanley Park’s Beveridge Pavilion. The informational meeting for team captains, participants, breast...
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Greater Springfield Senior Services provides six-week course for caregivers

SPRINGFIELD – Greater Springfield Senior Services is offering “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a program designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to decrease stress as they care for aging loved ones.     This six-week series will help caregivers learn to better com...
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McMillian, Fiallo join Noble Hospital’s surgical team

WESTFIELD – Noble Hospital announced additions to the Noble Center for Surgical and Ambulatory Care. General Surgeons Dr. Viriato M. Fiallo and Dr. Ursula McMillian have joined Dr. Kacem Sekkal in offering surgical services at Noble Hospital.    Sekkal received his medical deg...
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Red Cross seeks donations in order to stave off blood shortage

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.    Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about...
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Blockbuster movie snacking could end up busting your belt

SPRINGFIELD – It’s summer blockbuster movie time and who doesn’t like to munch on some yummy treats while watching creepy-looking space invaders destroy the Earth or eat their sorrows away while “enjoying” a four-hanky movie?    “The minute you enter the movie theater, you are...
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Sonic Urgent Care delivers prompt non-emergency services to area

Peter Spotts
PeterS@thereminder.com

EAST LONGMEADOW – The popularity of urgent care facilities is on the rise because of its fast, quality medical care and East Longmeadow now has one of its own.Sonic Urgent Care opened its doors July 4 in the Heritage Park Plaza and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.“Son...
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Red Cross issues blood drive schedule for Aug. 1 to 15

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs...
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Kids Safety Expo set for July 26 at Basketball Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD – Massachusetts state officials issued a reminder to families in support of child safety during summer vacation. The Department of Children and Families, the Department of Public Health and the Office of the Child Advocate urge child caregivers to consider window, water and pool ...
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Brumley named Home Health Aide of the Year

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Mercy Home Care Aide Brenda Brumley has been named “Home Health Aide of the Year” by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, a nonprofit trade association of home care agencies that promotes home care as an integral part of the health care delivery system. In her nominati...
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Red Cross in danger of blood shortage

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed.The Red Cross is seeing fewer appointments at its blood donation ...
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