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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Opioid Task Force Community Forum --- June 8, 2017

Watch last night's event, featuring moving testimony and recommendations for solutions to the problem of addiction.

Healthbeat --- Breast Cancer & BFMC History

#89 --- Recorded September 23, 2016

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Mandy Duncan, RN, discusses her role in helping people deal with the health care system and one of her patients, Theresa Obue, talks about how Mandy helped her through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Afterwards, BFMC and Baystate Noble Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Thomas Higgins, MD, and Baystate Noble Director of Quality Gina Campbell share their experiences researching and co-authoring Baystate Franklin’s new pictorial history book.

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Healthbeat --- Veins & Sports Medicine

#88 --- Recorded August 17, 2016

In this episode, Baystate Vascular Services Vascular Surgeon Marvin Morris, MD, talks about symptoms and treatments associated with a variety of vein issues.  Afterwards, Tara Futrell, MD, BMP – Sports & Exercise Medicine, talks about preparing student athletes for the upcoming school sports season, including pre-participation physicals and pre-season conditioning.

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Healthbeat --- CHART Grant

#87 --- Recorded July 13, 2016

In this episode, Cheryl Pascucci, NP, from Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC)’s Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, & Transformation (CHART) grant team; Dan Sontag, LICSW, from Clinical & Support Options (CSO); and Roseann Martoccia of LifePath discuss how BFMC and its community partners are using CHART grant funds to help those who are most in need in Franklin County.

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Healthbeat --- New President & Bike Event

#86 --- Recorded June 15, 2016

In first part of this episode, we welcome, and learn a little about, new Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) & Baystate Health Northern Region President/Chief Administrative Officer Cindy Russo.  Afterwards, 2016 Wheeling for Healing Bike/Walk/Run Committee Chair Bruce Mainville and Jim Bassett, committee member and participant, will share information about this year’s event, which is scheduled for Sunday, August 21st.

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Healthbeat --- Men's Health & Pain Management

#85 --- Recorded May 19, 2016

In honor of June being Men’s Health Month, Richard Alexander, MD, urologist with Baystate Medical Practices – Greenfield Urology, will discuss some of the health concerns that men may encounter as they age. Afterwards, Billie Gammell, RN, from the BFMC Pain Clinic, will talk about possible treatment options for those dealing with chronic pain.

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Healthbeat --- Nurses Week

#84 --- Recorded April 27, 2016

In this episode celebrating Nurses Week 2016, Katherine Harris, RN (Birthplace); Daika Diefendorf, RN (Oncology); and Jini Kolakoski, LPN (BMP Deerfield Family Medicine) discuss their roles as nurses and their personal decisions to go into this profession.

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Healthbeat --- Donate Life & Speech Therapy

#83 --- Recorded March 30, 2016

In this episode, Baystate Health Professional Practice and Development Coordinator Kayte Bak, MSN, and LifeChoice Donor Services' Wendy Fitt talk about the importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor.  Then, Pediatric and Adult Speech Pathologist Peter Guiod describes the services that speech pathologists provide, both at the hospital and in the community.

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Healthbeat --- Hospitalists & Sports Medicine

#82 --- Recorded February 23, 2016

Hospitalist Kevin O’Callaghan, MD, explains the hospitalist program and speaks specifically about the role of hospitalists in the Birthplace, BFMC’s Obstetrics unit. Afterwards, Tara Futrell, MD, BMP – Sports and Exercise Medicine, discusses overuse injuries, particularly in young athletes, and how to prevent "burn-out".

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Healthbeat --- Heart Health & Interpreter Services

#81 --- Recorded January 27, 2016

In honor of National Heart Month, Heba Wassif, MD, BMP – Northampton Cardiology, discusses the best way to live a heart healthy lifestyle.  Afterwards, Maria Bertallot, National Board Certified Interpreter, BFMC Interpreter Services, explains the role of an interpreter and the services available to those for whom English is not their first language.

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