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Doctor Returns to CHP Barrington OB/GYN

Dr. Samale provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecology care to women of all ages. click for more

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New Dentist Joins CHP

He is seeing patients at both CHP Neighborhood Dental Center in Pittsfield and North Adams Family Medical & Dental. click for more

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SVHC Nurse Named Impact Award Honoree

Hewson-Steller works as a nurse navigator in the Cancer Center and the Breast Health and Imaging Center. In addition to helping recently diagnosed patients cope with their illness and determine their course of action, Hewson-Steller conducts outreach aimed to promote awareness, prevention and... click for more

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First-Responder Profiles: EMS Director Jen Weber

This is a series profiling some of our local first-responders in partnership with Lee Bank to highlight the work they do every day not just during a pandemic. click for more

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Governor Launches Mask Awareness Campaign After...

House parties, camps and other large gatherings are being blamed for as contributing to "a slight but important rise" in positive cases in Massachusetts. click for more

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Doctor Joins Berkshire Osteopathic Health in Adams

Dr. Vereen is accepting new patients in need of primary care or Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, serving patients in the North Berkshire office of Berkshire Osteopathic Health of BMC, 2 Park St., Adams. click for more

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New Cardiologist Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Dr. Wickramaaratchi is accepting new patients in need of cardiology services and joins Drs. Kyle Cooper, Teresa Menendez, Walter Paladino, Andrew Potash and Georgianne Valli-Harwood at Cardiology Professional Services of BMC. click for more

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Pfizer Moves to Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The Pfizer Andover research facility has more than 100 scientists and engineers manufacturing a key component for a vaccine candidate for COVID-19.

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Long-Time Leader of Berkshire United Way Joins...

Hazzard has 30 years of experience leading and managing health and human service organizations.

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Plastic Surgeon Joins BMC; New Physician Practice...

Dr. Long will serve with Berkshire Plastic Surgery of BMC, a new surgical practice, opening on August 10 at the BMC Medical Arts Complex, 6th floor, 777 North St., Pittsfield.

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State Offers Testing in Agawam, Springfield as...

A reported outbreak of COVID-19 at Springfield's Baystate Health coincided Monday with the commonwealth's plans to provide free testing to asymptomatic residents in two Western Massachusetts communities.

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Expands Advanced...

The funds purchased two Hologic Selenia Dimensions 3-D Mammography units. Both provide proven superior clinical performance compared with less recent technology.

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Governor Signs Order Requiring Travelers to...

The new travel order, outlined on the state's website, carries a $500 per day fine for anyone violating the rule, which goes into effect on Aug. 1.

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First-Responder Profiles: Paramedic Christine Isca

Paramedic Christine Isca has been working in emergency medical services for two decades and is currently the training supervisor and instructor coordinator for County Ambulance Service.

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update July 14

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Launches Virtual...

In medical terminology, "qd" is shorthand for "every day." Through CAREqd the community can receive urgent care at any time of day, every day. CAREqd can be accessed through a live, secure video connection on its website, careqd.com, or a mobile app for smartphones.

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Targeted COVID-19 Testing Set for 8 At-Risk...

People in Western Massachusetts, and the Berkshires in particular, frequently complain the region is being ignored by a state government headquartered at the other end of the commonwealth.

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Early EEE Detection in State Points to Need for...

On Tuesday, he switched gears to remind residents of a more familiar deadly threat: eastern equine encephalitis.

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Massachusetts Moves Into Phase 3; Gyms, Museums...

Fitness centers, movie theaters, museums and other enclosed venues will be able to reopen on Monday with restrictions and the number of people allowed in an indoor gathering is now raised to 25.

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Adams Board of Health Ready for Tobacco Cap...

Late last year, the Board of Health agreed to implement a new regulation that would limit the amount of tobacco sales permits allowed in town. The new regulation would not affect those already selling tobacco products.

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Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires Names Treasurer,...

Rogers has more than 30 years of experience as a professional economist, including more than 20 years in senior roles at the International Monetary Fund.

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Williams College Announces Plan for Return of...

Students will be allowed to choose to take the year off with no penalty, and the college has lowered the number of courses required in the 2020-21 fall and spring semesters with no impact on a student's progress toward graduation.

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Doctors Back Up State's Guidance for School...

The commonwealth came very close to requiring daily temperature checks for students returning to school in the fall, but ultimately decided against the move because those checks would not yield any useful information, he said.

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Report Finds 'Utterly Shameful' Conditions at...

An independent report on the outbreak COVID-19 at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke that cost the lives of 76 veterans is "gut wrenching" to read and "utterly shameful," said Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday.

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Your Mental Health During COVID-19: When Should...

For many, mental health during COVID-19 can be hard to maintain. Especially if you are hard hit economically by the punch of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be experiencing financial and emotional struggles you never before have encountered.

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update June 22

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