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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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Noble Hospital unveils new breast cancer treatment

WESTFIELD – Noble Hospital now offers a new device that improves the treatment of breast cancer.The BioZorb Tissue Marker helps physicians deliver more precise radiation treatment and keep track of the site after lumpectomy surgery to remove cancer.The three-dimensional marker provid...
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Wingate earns Bronze Award

EAST LONGMEADOW – Wingate at East Longmeadow, has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. They are one of only four skilled nursing facilities in the Commonwealth to receive the Bronz...
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‘Martinis’ event benefits Melanoma Foundation of New England

SPRINGFIELD – The Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) announced recently that it will host a fundraising event, Martinis for Melanoma, in Springfield on Sept. 9.“We're really excited for this event,” Meghan Rothschild, local melanoma survivor and public relations and marketing manager ...
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ALA urges those with respiratory issues to seek out vaccinations

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The American Lung Association (ALA) is advising that everyone, especially those with lung problems, be vaccinated against respiratory infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already recommended that everyone over six months of age get vaccinated a...
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