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Berkshire County Arc Receives Workplace Wellness Grant
The grant provides employees with the opportunity to take part in a variety of wellness activities in 2015, including biometric screenings, health education seminars/workshops (for example, smoking...
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Berkshire County Arc Receives Workplace Wellness Grant
The grant provides employees with the opportunity to take part in a variety of wellness activities in 2015, including biometric screenings, health education seminars/workshops (for example, smoking cessation, blood-pressure clinics and on-site fitness cla
Adams Board of Health Revisiting Rental Inspection Fees
"I can't really do a good comprehensive inspection, and it puts us at liability because, heaven forbid, I knock something over." — Scott Koczela
Berkshire Nursing Families Launches Fundraising Campaign
Every dollar pledged to Berkshire Nursing Families before Dec. 31 will be matched up to $40,000 by a generous donor, who supports BNF’s mission to improve the lifelong health of Berkshire County through the promotion and support of breastfeeding.
Forum: North Berkshire Needs Focus on Health, Not Just Health Care
"It's not about hospitals. It's not about health care. It's about health." — Ruth Blodgett
McCann Graduates 20 From 2014 LPN Program
"It would be pretty much impossible to find a medical facility without McCann alumni as employees." — Justin Katz
BMC Nurses Picket For Increased Staffing
"They haven't hired full-time staff to bridge the gap." — Patricia Zuccaro
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BFAIR Launches Annual Campaign
BFAIR currently serves more than 400 adults and children with disabilities and provides more than 220 jobs in Berkshire County.
Adams Community Bank Presents Major Gift to United Cerebral Palsy
"This investment in our community will positively influence the lives and needs of people with disabilities." — Charles P. O’Brien
The Independent Investor: Is There a Doctor in the House?
In today's world you may never even see the doctor for some ailments.
Watch What You Eat to Avoid ER This Thanksgiving
Dee Dee Rintoul, director of the Emergency Department at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, said the most common reason for Thanksgiving ER visits are indigestion and gall bladder issues from all the rich food.
Volunteer Matter of Balance Coaches Needed
Matter of Balance is an evidence based program designed to help older adults manage their concerns, fears and risks of falling and increase physical activity.
Mammography Screenings Resume in North Berkshire
"They are so happy to be back, so happy everything is being opened here." — Deb Corkins
Pittsfield Committee Supports Changing Public Health Nurse Position
"In our attempts to fill the position we've had real challenges finding qualified nurses." — Gina Armstrong
Area Responders Prepared for Possible Ebola Cases
"There is nothing fast about dealing with an ebola patient." Lucy Britton
Adams Board of Health Adds a New Late Fee
"There are just several that wait until the last minute or beyond it." — Allen Mendel
North Adams Council Inviting BHS Officials to Speak
"If they are looking to have a conversation with Mr. [David] Phelps, I think we as city councilors should support them at this point." — Jennifer Breen
Berkshire Place Cuts Ribbon On New Pittsfield Facility
"This will allow us to improve upon the services we provide." — Edward Forfa
Pittsfield Seeks New Public Health Nurse
"It's a position that really oversees and leads a variety of health services for all of Pittsfield." — Gina Armstrong
Endoscopy Latest Department to Open at North Adams Hospital
"We're all happy we're here and we're able to service our patients again." — Marcia Tessier
BMC Awarded $3M for Health Care Center in North Adams
The award will help fund initiatives to align with the findings of the Stroudwater Associates' health needs report for North Berkshire.


 
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