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2 Berkshire Healthcare Staffers Receive Scholarships

Worker Assistance Center Opened in North Adams
"This resource is going to be a lifesaver for the people of North Adams and the surrounding areas." — Diane Pytko
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Worker Assistance Center Opened in North Adams
"This resource is going to be a lifesaver for the people of North Adams and the surrounding areas." — Diane Pytko
Greylock, Nutrition Center Develop Recipe Book for Pittsfield Schools
“One of the greatest challenges school children face is getting healthy, well-balanced meals." — Peter Stanton
Pittsfield Tobacco Regulations Go Into Effect Sept. 15
In summary, the new Environmental Tobacco Smoke regulations expand no-smoking areas to include city owned and operated parks, playgrounds and conservation areas.
American Red Cross Blood Drives Set in Berkshires
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.
Berkshire County Heart Walk Set for Oct. 12
The American Heart Association is looking to raise more than $65,000 to fund the research and education related to heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers in the United States.
Pittsfield Encourages Healthy Lifestyle With Morningside Walking Loop
"Walking 30 to 50 minutes, five days a week has tremendous health benefits." — Director of Public Health Gina Armstrong
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Pittsfield Bars, Package Stores Carding at 87 Percent Rate
Fifty-seven establishments were visited; of those, fifty establishments asked young looking 21- to 23-year-olds for identification, an 87 percent card rate.
Berkshire Nursing Families Honors Teen to 23 Project Participants
The Teen to 23 Project was founded by BNF in 2009 when community research showed that young families were not accessing traditional childbirth and breastfeeding classes.
Village Ambulance, Williams Partner on Student Services
"We're equally excited to see what might be developed for broader community application from this private pilot program." — Steven Klass
Red Cross Urges Blood Donations Leading Into Labor Day Weekend
Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.
Berkshire County NAMI Chapter Holds 30th Annual Meeting
Awards that were presented include the Member of the Year Award to Marilyn Moran and Kathy Quinn.
Bankruptcy Court OKs BMC Bid for Northern Berkshire Healthcare Assets
"This is the best result for the 40,000 residents around North Adams." — Robert Ross
GMO-Label Bill Stuck in Ways & Means Committee
"People have the right to know what they are eating. The labeling gives the consumer a clear choice." — Rep. Gailanne Cariddi
Hancock Man Chair of Pulmonary Hypertension Association
White has been involved with helping PHA support groups deal with grieving and spirituality.
Pittsfield Mosquito Control Program Sees Opposition
"We can't go outside. I am begging you to come spray those neighborhoods." — Sharon Shields
Pittsfield Passes Revamped Smoking Laws
"Youth cigar use has surpassed the adult smoking prevalence rates." — James Wilusz
Kimball Farms Earns Fourth Perfect Survey
The unannounced inspections by representatives from the DPH are conducted annually, nine to 15 months following the prior survey.
Nursing Program Building Approved for McCann School
"We have to have a lab facility with beds, nursing facilities, computers and surgical suites." — James Brosnan
Williamstown Health Board Revising Tobacco Regs
"I want to be as strict as we can. I think Joan's point is a good one." — Dr. Erwin Stuebner
Summertime Safety Tips For Families
Infants, toddlers and young children (ages 0-5 years) are generally not aware of dangers around them and depend on adults to keep them safe.


 
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