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Sonic Urgent Care delivers prompt non-emergency services to area

Peter Spotts

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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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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