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2 Berkshire Healthcare Staffers Receive Scholarships

Southwestern Vermont Readies Pownal Campus
"There's a problem now and a growing problem in that most of the practices in our area are not taking new patients or there's a really long waiting list." — Dr. Trey Dobson
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Southwestern Vermont Readies Pownal Campus
"There's a problem now and a growing problem in that most of the practices in our area are not taking new patients or there's a really long waiting list." — Dr. Trey Dobson
Advocates Call For Expanding Medicare On Anniversary Of Bill Signing
"We pledge to work with communities and policy makers to finish the job." — Lara Shepard-Blue
Adams Community Bank Employees Begin Fundraising for Walk to End Alzheimer's
The cost is $40 and includes a generous donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, two hours of painting, all supplies and appetizers.
Hundreds Oppose Pipeline Project at FERC Scoping Session
"It is a danger to our water source, a danger to our infrastructure, and a danger to our finances." — Lee Hauge
Village Ambulance to Host Free CPR Workshops
All participants will receive a course completion card from Village Ambulance Service and the American Heart Association.
Dr. Veeranna Joins Cardiology Services at BMC
Dr. Veeranna is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and completed his residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center.
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BFAIR to Hold Fifth Annual Mini Golf Tournament Fundraiser
The tournament will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization, which meets the needs of people with disabilities and their families.
Social Workers Strike at Clinical and Support Options
"It is really valuable work, but we are here because we don't feel like our work is valued." — Heather Messer
Gastroenterologist Joins BMC Practice
Dr. Bratcher specializes in the use of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), an advanced, minimally invasive technology that allows for the examination of deeper tissue layers of the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tracts.
Dr. Patel Joins Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC as Practice Expands North Berkshire Care
Dr. Patel is accepting new patients in need of OB/GYN care and is practicing both out of the North Berkshire office and Pittsfield office of Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC.
Mayor's Fitness Challenge Concludes With Achievement
"A positive change will typically lead to another positive change." — Mayor Richard Alcombright
Riverbrook Celebrates Family and Community
“As I look around, I’m reminded that this is not only a day to throw open our doors and invite our community to celebrate with us – but it is also very much a day of hugs, sharing, and the warm familiarity of a big extended family.” — Deborah Franco
Mosquito In Sheffield Tests Positive For West Nile
The mosquito was the first confirmed carrier of the disease in the Berkshires this year.
BMC North Adds Urologic, Gynecologic Surgeries
Urologic and gynecologic minimally invasive surgery procedures are now being scheduled for the new operating rooms at the former hospital.
Williamstown Raises Tobacco/Nicotine Age to 21
"Raising the age to 21 makes a large difference. ... It seems to be a key factor of prevention." — Dr. Erwin Stuebner
Pittsfield Public Health Nurse Warns of Tick-Borne Illnesses
"The tick-borne disease has increased tremendously since the first quarter." — Deborah Rice
Pittsfield Board of Health: Use Turf Field at Own Risk
"There is scant evidence on both sides." — Dominica D'Avella
Berkshire County Kids' Place Secures $40,000 United Way Grant
Kids' Place gives children who have experienced violence in their lives, either as victims of abuse or witnesses to violence, a safe place to tell their stories and get help.
Brien Center Management, Union Reach Deal to Avert Strike
Service Employees International Union 509 and Brien Center management have been struggling to find an agreement since last September.
Opinion: Crossfit Offended Diabetics Everywhere
Yes, Crossfit, that is the truth. Your unfunny and simplistic graphic and accompanying tweets show just how ignorant you are about diabetes.


 
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