|BCC, AHEC Announce Fall Workshops|
The Collaborative was created between BCC and Berkshire AHEC in the fall of 2017. Its purpose is to jointly create and launch two new non-credit, continuing education programs; to explore the possible development of for-credit health professions student education; and, to develop a shared vision for a long-term partnership/integrated organization and develop a five-year strategic plan, including some short- and mid-term financial projections.
|Southwestern Vermont Health Care Offers Classes, Groups|
Southwestern Vermont Health Care offers classes and events to help patients learn more about their health in groups.
|Guest Column: The Explosion of Vaping and Youth Use|
These are ample reasons to be concerned about youth vaping. Most importantly, nicotine is a highly addictive substance and young people are uniquely at risk for long-term long-lasting effects of exposing their developing brains to nicotine.
|Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC Continues to Expand With New Doctor|
Dr. Gordon-Fogelson will be providing comprehensive OB/GYN services at Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC’s offices in Pittsfield and North Adams.
|Community Health Programs Names New Chief Communications Officer|
Strickler has worked for Berkshire region nonprofit and for-profit organizations, focusing on strategic planning and marketing, brand management, and external relations.
|Cancer Center Community Crusaders Raise Nearly $60K for Local Cancer Patients|
Eight crews and more than 4,000 participants at the event contributed to the group's nearly $60K fundraising total for the year.
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|BMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Starts Better Breathers Club|
Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for patients and caregivers affected by chronic lung diseases including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer.
|Mosquitoes Out in Record-breaking Numbers This Year|
It is going to be a record year for the local mosquito population in Berkshire County.
And residents have taken note. Over the last week, the Health Department the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project had fielded hundreds of calls from residents about high population numbers.
|BCC's Director of Nursing Resigns |
Wynn said the change will have no impact on the students who have just returned for the semester nor does she expect that the college would miss the Sept. 30 deadline to address issues outlined by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing to resolve its status.
|Pittsfield Health Officials Uphold Demolition Order; Tobacco License Suspension|
The Board of Health upheld both a demolition order on a multi-unit building on John Street and a suspension of Thing or Two's tobacco license.
Thing or Two Variety on Francis Avenue will have its tobacco licenses suspended for seven days following a number of violations. Health Director Gina Armstrong said on May 10, inspectors from the Tri-Town Health Department found flavored tobacco products in stock. Such products were banned dating back to sweeping new tobacco regulations crafted in 2014
|Vermont Health-Care System, College Partner on Nursing Program|
One way is growing the ranks of nursing professionals through a collaborative effort with Southern Vermont College down the road. On Tuesday, the two institutions announced an affiliation that will create a pipeline for nursing students and provide opportunities for SVHC employees to further their educational opportunities.
|Multiple Mosquito Sprayings Scheduled in Pittsfield, Lanesborough|
Five areas of the city will be sprayed on Wednesday and Thursday with a truck-mounted adulticide spray to reduce population numbers.
|Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls Welcomes Administrator|
Lovelace earned his master's degree in health services administration at Sage Graduate School in Albany, N.Y., and a bachelor's in biology from Colorado State University. He has worked as an administrator at Indian River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Granville, N.Y., and Adirondack Tri-County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in North Creek, N.Y.
|Polito Announces $9.6M in Energy Resiliency Projects for Hospitals|
As the climate becomes ever more volatile, storms have forced the evacuation of hospitals.
Massachusetts doesn't want to see that happen here. On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced $9.6 million in grant awards to nine hospitals to build "resiliency."
|Back to School? Keep Kids Healthy and Happy|
At CHP Berkshire Pediatrics, we'd like to set you and your children and teens on a path to a healthy school season, with some helpful reminders and tips about sleep, stress, food safety and the importance of "downtime." And some advance planning can help to smooth the transition to the school year – regardless of whether you kids are in preschool, high school, or somewhere in between.
|Financial Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers|
You will find few "off the rack" solutions for dealing with the financial challenges associated with Alzheimer's. For one thing, family situations can vary greatly, both in terms of the financial resources available and in the availability and capabilities of potential caregivers.
|New Doctor Joins BMC Surgical Services, Providing General Surgery Care|
Dr. Bowling is accepting new patients in need of general surgery services.
|SVMC Podiatry Residency Graduates Two Residents|
At a gathering of health system leadership, faculty, and fellow residents, Suzanne McGuire, DPM, and Evan Yoo, DPM, were awarded certificates of completion on the evening of Thursday, June 28, at the Mount Anthony Country Club.
|Year-Long BHS Diabetes Prevention Program Seeking Participants|
Space for this program is limited, and successful applicants will be accepted through a risk-assessment questionnaire. The program begins in September.
|BMC Prostate Cancer Support Group to Feature Speaker on Nutrition|
Michelle Garvie, an oncology dietitian, will talk about nutritional situations involving prostate cancer care, dietary management of symptoms from treatment, and an overview of a healthy diet during survivorship.