April 30, 2014

Archive | Health

Advocates call for more restrictions

BOSTON (AP) — Drug abuse prevention groups, state lawmakers and organized labor leaders rallied outside the Massachusetts Statehouse yesterday to call for more restrictions on a powerful new painkiller. The rally, which drew more than 150 people, comes as Governor Deval Patrick’s latest attempt at restricting the drug faces a legal challenge and a top […]

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Westfield nurse finds calling

SPRINGFIELD – Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, and caring nurses like Katie Sullivan, RN, of Westfield, are helping to make a difference for patients at the Davis Heart and Vascular Center at Baystate Medical Center. “We see a range of patients on our unit from those […]

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Nutrition Spotlight: Avocado

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, what better health food to talk about than the avocado? Nicknamed the Alligator Pear, this fruit is native to Central and South America and was first cultivated in Mexico. Avocados are packed with potassium, folate, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, antioxidants and monounsaturated fatty acids. They are […]

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