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Community Health Programs Taps New Board Member

Clancy is CEO of Celia Clancy Consulting and past CEO/president of The Fitzpatrick Companies. She brings to the board her background in retail and consumer goods business leadership and consulting. click for more

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North Adams Addiction Recovery Center Holds Open...

The community center has open hours on Wednesdays from 10 to 2 at the Green and is free and open to all. click for more

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CHP Names Primary Care Physician to North Adams...

A family medicine physician, LoPresti is a former chief medical officer at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, Vt. click for more

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North Adams Weekend Festival Features Music, Art...

The O-Positive Festival is set to kick off on Friday with two days of music, performance, art and health care. click for more

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SVMC Offers Diabetes Prevention Program with...

It's the Diabetes Prevention Program from Vermont Blueprint for Health and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care. And it's free. click for more

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County Ambulance looks to Launch Post-Overdose...

County Ambulance is looking to launch a new post-overdose intervention program to help their patients connect with rehab and health services. County Ambulance President Brian Andrews said the idea would be that emergency medical technicians and paramedics on staff will visit those who were... click for more

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BCC Nursing Program Earns Accreditation

Berkshire Community College's nursing program is being accredited through 2023, bringing relief to the beleaguered program. click for more

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CHP Plans Children's Attic Consignment Sale for...

Families are invited to The Children's Attic to stock up on clothes for summer, back to school or everyday use. Proceeds benefit consignment families and CHP Family Services programming. click for more

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SVHC Offers Free Paid Training for Licensed...

The training typically costs as much as $1,400. Those who enter SVHC's program agree to a one-year contract, receive free training, and earn the starting hourly rate while they train. click for more

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BCC Suspends Nursing Program For One Year

The decision is another blow hopefully a short-term one to nursing education in the region following the impending closure of Southern Vermont College. The associate's degree program will go on hiatus for first-year students in 2019 to address lingering issues and begin re-enrollment of new students in fall 2020.

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Longtime Nephrologist Honored with BMC...

Dr. Henry Rose, who has served kidney disease and dialysis patients at BMC for more than 30 years, was awarded the honor during a special breakfast ceremony on March 29, National Doctors Day.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Recognizes...

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's medical staff was recognized at an annual event on Thursday, March 28, at the Bennington Museum.

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Primary Care Offices Offer More Than Ever

Many primary care offices are offering patients more types of care more conveniently than ever. Knowing about all of the services your primary care practice offers can help you take better care of yourself and your family.

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Downtown Pittsfield Inc. to Present Blue Art Show...

An opening reception for Blue Art Show will be held on Friday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. during First Fridays Artswalk, and the show will remain on view through April 26.

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Berkshires Drop A Spot In County Health Rankings

Berkshire County has dropped a spot in the county health rankings. The annual rankings measure in two categories health outcomes and health factors. The county ranks 13 out of 14 counties in Massachusetts in the former and 11 out of 14 for the latter.

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BFAIR Names New Vice President of Residential...

Carleton is responsible for overseeing the DDS Residential & Acquired Brain Injury Residential Services, Adult Family Care/Shared Living and the director of maintenance.

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Sensory Processing Lecture Series from BMC Center...

The lecture series will cover sensory processing and sensory integration; sensory diets and how to create an effective one; surviving changes in routines, transitions and behaviors; how to help children develop social skills; movement disorders and getting organized; and non-verbal learning disabilities, stress, anxiety and depression.

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BHS Diabetes Education Program Launches Weight...

The program is aimed at adults 18 and older who have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes by a blood test within the past year. To be eligible for this program, participants must have a need to lose weight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or higher.

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New Associate Provider Joins SVMC Urology

McGowan received her master of science as an Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and her bachelor's degree in nursing both from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York. Before that, she earned a bachelor's in political science from Brown University in Rhode Island.

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Gift Brings Pediatric Behavioral Health to CHP

Greylock's gift provides funding support for a new social worker who will coordinate pediatric behavioral health for existing patients of CHP Berkshire Pediatrics. Other personnel will be added as this program grows.

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Q&A: Doctor with Pro Football Pedigree Treating...

Sustain a sports injury in and around Bennington, and you might discover that your doctor has more than years of medical training to bring to your recovery plan. She just might be a former professional football player, too.

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Adams Board of Health Takes Stand Against...

The Board of Health heard from Joyce Brewer of Allied Health Educational Center last Wednesday about smokeless tobacco use among youth and the health issues it presents.

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Community Forum: Weed is Here. Now What?

Community leaders representing law enforcement, youth services, local government and the drug treatment community will discuss the changing landscape of marijuana's place in Southern Berkshire County with an extended question-and-answer period from the audience.

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SVMC OB/GYN Service Decreases Necessity for...

Nitrous oxide is now available as an alternative to opioids for pain management during childbirth. In addition, fewer opioids are needed among hysterectomy patients as a result of the introduction of a new enhanced recovery program for the procedure.

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March is Red Cross Month

The Massachusetts Region asks people to be a hero for families in the Commonwealth by becoming a volunteer, learning lifesaving skills, giving blood or donating to #help1family on Red Cross Giving Day, March 27.

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CHP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Publishes...

Gina Nickels-Nelson, who practices at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield, has authored "Adolescent Ownership of Asthma Health: A Concept Analysis," which is now published in Wiley Nursing Forum, an academic nursing journal. Nickels-Nelson is a candidate for a doctor of nursing practice degree at the University of Texas at Tyler.

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Registered Nurse Welcomed as Bennington...

He joins as the group's community health team leader. In this role, he is an employee of Southwestern Vermont Health Care.

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Adams Board of Health Wants Memorial Building...

The Board of Health want to make sure the Memorial Building meets all standards before allowing it to be the town's emergency shelter.

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SVMC Offers New Heart Health Screening

Cardiac Calcium Scoring uses a computed tomography (CT) scan and specialized software to allow doctors to detect calcium in the coronary artery. A score of zero on the test indicates low risk, and increasing levels indicate increasing risk of a heart attack and stroke.

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