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2 Berkshire Healthcare Staffers Receive Scholarships

Adams Board of Health 'Blindsided' by Code Officer Cut
"The only thing known by the Adams Board of Health is that there is a lot unknown." — Bruce Shepley
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Adams Board of Health 'Blindsided' by Code Officer Cut
"The only thing known by the Adams Board of Health is that there is a lot unknown." — Bruce Shepley
Bishop Blesses Newly Renovated Mount Carmel Care Center
"The facility is a very different facility that it was three years ago." — David Laplante
Alzheimer's Education Series Returns to Elder Services on May 12
The dates are May 12, 19, and 26, and June 2, 9, and 16. All sessions are from 2 to 4 p.m.
North Adams Mayor's Fitness Challenge Hits The Ground Running
"The next 10 weeks are going to be an exciting opportunity to really work together to build a healthier North Adams." — Amanda Chilson
The Independent Investor: Avian Flu Scrambles the Egg Business
Scientists believe migratory waterfowl are spreading the disease as they trek northward in their seasonal migrations.
North Berkshire Advocates Rally for Mental Health Awareness
"Parents need to be educated, teachers need to be educated with how to deal with children with mental health issues." — Cathy Felix
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Registration Open For Pittsfield YMCA's Tie Dye Dash
Dressed in a provided YMCA white T-shirt and sunglasses, racers will pass through five splash zones where colored cornstarch powder will be tossed at them.
Kimball Farms Puts Evacuation Plans To The Test In Mock Event
"It is a small community but it does happen and it happens more often than people like to think." — Chris O'Brien
Fairview’s Health Exploration Camp Offers Exposure to Careers for Area Teens
Programming during the week included CPR/first aid training, two shadow experiences daily, and an afternoon presentation or hands-on experience with a clinical provider.
BHS: Not Responsible For BMC HealthNet Fallout
"When you look at Total Medical Expense for the Berkshires, which reflects the total continuum of care and the broadest measure of cost and efficiency, we are better than average." — Ruth Blodgett
BHS Opens Walk In Treatment Center At Pittsfield Price Chopper
"We're trying to provide an alternative location for those who don't have a primary care physician." — Ruth Blodgett
Mercury Spill Closes Northern Berkshire Pediatric Office
"Having been through the school one, we knew all the players, we knew who to contact." — Stephen Meranti
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Ends Coverage For BHS Patients
"Berkshire indicated that they are not able to accept a rate reduction and have accepted the termination." — Kevin Klein
Spring Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for April 25
Anyone with unused, unwanted and expired prescription, over-the-counter and controlled medications should stop by to dispose of them safely.
Congressman Neal Files Bill To Combat Heroin Overdoses
"This is a life-saving treatment, but many are deterred from providing these medications for fear of litigation." — Richard Neal.
Pittsfield Toddler Reunited With Life-Saving Medical Team
"To see him playing with his brother and smiling was the ultimate reward." — Ted Handler
Berkshire Legislators Hear About Disability Issues
"We really do count on you as partners in this endeavor. We count on you to teach us, to remind us what's important." — Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier
Pittsfield Joining North Adams in Mayor's Fitness Challenge
"It's about making subtle changes in your life that will hopefully stick and lead to other changes." — Richard Alcombright
Adult Day Health Offers Programming, Support
"We tend to fly below the radar or people think that we are a clinic or a nursing home, and they don't understand what we do exactly." — Ce Swanson
Letter: Increasing the Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco
According to the report, if the minimum legal age was raised to 21 now, by the time today's teenagers are adults, we would see a 12 percent decrease in smoking rates.


 
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