Winter tends to be a low point in blood donations, as many people are sick or away during the holidays. But the industry has always been able to weather those sorts of fluctuations. Now, health economists are pointing to a more recent and serious trend that runs the risk of upending the nation’s blood economy — and with it, the emergency blood supply.
Baystate announced it is cutting a program that uses non-surgical methods to lose weight, and the program’s patients aren’t happy.
The Massachusetts Medical Examiner’s Office says Springfield native and former New England Patriot lineman Ron Brace had an irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure. But the determination leaves a mystery into what exactly caused the death in April of the 29 year old.
Thirteen cities and states won the grants. Springfield is the only one in New England.
Post-traumatic stress continues to affect some residents four years after a devastating tornado swept through western and central Massachusetts
A disease best known as the scourge of 18th Century British sailors emerges in a Springfield clinic, where Baystate Medical Center doctors began to screen for Vitamin C levels. They suspect scurvy is underreported among low-income populations nationwide.
Baystate Medical Center in Springfield is among the hospitals designated to treat patients who test positive for Ebola.
Patient safety advocates say the best way to reduce medical errors is for hospitals to openly acknowledge mistakes and learn from them. But the fear of malpractice lawsuits has gotten in the way of that. A couple years ago, Massachusetts passed a law that supports a more open apology process. Now, two hospital systems are taking that process one step further.
BMC — a managed care Medicaid plan — says it can’t afford to pay the rates that Baystate says it needs.
Four toddlers over two days were treated for injuries from ingesting laundry detergent packets.
Several companies now offer prenatal DNA tests that screen for conditions like Down syndrome, a chromosomal disorder that causes developmental disabilities.
They say they’d rather err on the side of caution in prescribing the new painkiller.
Baystate Medical Center in Springfield tries to contain the impact of the first measles case in Western Massachusetts in decades.
Officials at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield say no patients were turned away Tuesday evening. That’s despite a lock down brought on by a standoff between police and a man who eventually shot himself and died.
Springfield police say a man involved in a four-hour standoff in a hospital parking lot has shot and killed himself.