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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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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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