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CHP Adds Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker at...

Community Health Programs has expanded its Northern Berkshires practices with two new health care providers: a social worker and nurse practitioner. click for more

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SVMC ExpressCare Practice Welcomes Family Nurse...

Burke earned her master's degree in nursing from Simmons University in Massachusetts. She received her bachelor's in nursing from the University of Vermont and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. click for more

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New Doctor Joins Pulmonary Practice at BMC

She is accepting new patients in need of pulmonary care and is partnered with doctors Hafez Alsmaan, Cynthia Callahan, Julio Miranda, David Oelberg and Jack Ringer at Pulmonary Professional Services of BMC. click for more

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Longtime Berkshire County Physician Joins SVMC...

Since 1999, Dr. Wiseman has worked for Williamstown Medical Associates and the Williams College Health Center. He has also previously served as medical director of the VNA and Hospice of Northern Berkshire County. click for more

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Welcomes New...

Southwestern Vermont Health Care has announced the appointment of Brian M. Barefoot to its Board of Trustees. click for more

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New Trustee Joins Southwestern Vermont Health Care...

Harrington is the owner of KDH Counseling PLLC, which provides mental health and substance abuse evaluations and treatment. click for more

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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. click for more

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Letter: Resources Available to Stop Vaping

Vaping by youth has become what the U.S. Surgeon General calls an epidemic and many people are working to find solutions. I'm asked frequently what can be done to turn the tide, and now new resources are available to educate youth and help those who want to quit vaping. click for more

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Voices for Recovery Raising Awareness of Addiction

The recovery movement's goal is to overcome the shame and stigma that accompanies substance abuse and encourage those suffering from addiction to know help is available. click for more

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North Adams Council Puts...

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'Voices for Recovery' Event Set for Saturday in...

Lifting that shame is one of the major goals of the Voices for Recovery event, which starts at noon in Colegrove Park with informational tables and family activities, continues at 1 p.m. with a ceremony of remembrance for those lost to recovery followed by a walk up Main Street to City Hall for a brief standout, then ends up back at Colegrove Park from 2 to 4 p.m. for a diverse lineup of inspirational speakers, including members from the faith community, representatives of organizations fighting

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Fairview, SBVAS Offer Emergency Training Focused...

The Stop the Bleed program teaches the basics of recognizing severe bleeding, getting help and controlling bleeding immediately using simple tools and skills that can be mastered in this class.

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New Sports Medicine Specialist Joins Northern...

Guttmann also sees patients at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Orthopedics in Bennington and Twin Rivers Medical in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. SVMC and Northern Berkshire Orthopedics have been partners in providing orthopedic services since early 2018.

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SVMC Welcomes New Emergency Physician

Dr. Duquette is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

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Navigating the Farmers Market: Best Food, Best...

Dozens of these farms operate right here in the Berkshire region, so if you want the freshest food, buying from farmers close to your home is a great first step.

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SVMC Welcomes New Doctor to SVMC General Surgery

Dr. Diaz joins doctors Simon Drew, Graham Moore and Charles Salem. Through a team-based approach, they provide minimally invasive surgery using the latest evidence-based protocols.

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Berkshire County Arc Announces New Senior...

She will oversee the three employment managers, as well as her own caseload of some 35 individuals employed around the Berkshire County region.

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BHS, Berkshire Orthopaedics Further Expand Care

Doctors Christina G. Kane and Ashley R. Miller have joined Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, partnered with Drs. Kevin Mitts, Mark Sprague, Jeffrey Cella, Jarod Goodrich, David Grygier, James Parkinson and Daniel Sage.

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BHS, Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates Present...

"We Know You Love Your Sport: Here's How You Can Stay Safe and Healthy" will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Pittsfield.

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Craneville Place of Dalton Welcomes New...

Rootes-Hunter will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility, overseeing all departments and general management responsibilities.

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Perfect Timing: How Do You Know When It's Time To...

If you're someone who suffers from chronic joint pain and you hear about those kind of results, it's easy to think "replacement surgery is for me." And you may be right. But surgery is, shall we say, a big deal and should rarely be your first course of actio

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Pittsfield Health Looking For Balance With New...

The Board of Health is trying to craft rules around microblading that both ensures public safety while also not being overly restrictive. The Health Department took up the issue in January after the city received multiple inquiries about opening a microblading practice. It's a relatively new trend similar to tattooing. It is a beauty service in which less permanent ink is injected into the skin for such things as eyebrows or eyeliner. It has been growing in popularity and when the questions a

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BHS Diabetes Education Program Launches Weight...

While the formal program begins in September, there is an Information Session scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Campus of BMC. To register for this Information Session, call 413-395-7942.

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Breastfeeding Awareness Celebrated in Bennington

The week consists of two events: The Global Big Latch On and a Breastfeeding Celebration Luncheon. This is the sixth year Bennington organizations have presented breastfeeding awareness events.

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BMC Diabetes Education Program Achieves American...

According to the ADA, the BMC program "offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment."

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Free Forum Will Discuss Linkage Between Diet and...

For decades Edward Esko has been telling people that their diet can directly lead to specific health problems. He's authored more than a dozen books on the subject and founded non-profits aimed at helping people get on better diets to prevent disease. And he sees a big issue coming - Alzheimers.

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Boards of Health Issue Advisory on Algae Bloom in...

The state Department of Public Health has identified visual evidence of algae in Pontoosuc Lake that may exceed the department's guidelines for recreational water bodies in Massachusetts.

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BMC Achieves Awards for Stroke Care

The Coverdell Defect-free Care Award recognizes hospitals that, from the period of January 2018 to December 2018, provided defect-free care to 90 percent or more of their stroke patients by utilizing all of the interventions for which each patient was eligible.

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Let's Reverse the Rural Physician Shortage

Data show that by 2030, the United States will face a primary care physician shortfall as high as 49,300. Only 25 percent of medical school graduates enter the primary care field; many head straight to higher-paid medical specialties.

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Mosquito Spraying Scheduled In Pittsfield

The Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project will be spraying the areas around Brattlebrook Park and Marchesio Park on Monday night to reduce a high count of mosquitoes. The truck-mounted spraying will target the streets immediately surrounding those two parks at 11 p.m. until midnight Monday, July 15. In the event of rain, the spraying may be rescheduled to Tuesday, July 16.

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