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New Control Study Finds Drug-Free Program is Successful for Eliminating ADHD Symptoms

   Eighty One Percent of Participating Children No Longer have ADHD after Program A new randomized control study conducted by doctors in the Medical Neurology and Neuroscience field found that a drug-free, multi-modal program is significantly effective for eliminating symptoms associated with ADHD, as well as producing significant cognitive improvement. After a 12-week intervention program, the... 

One-Day Medical Encounter at STCC

On August 31 from 9am till 2:30pm, the Transformation Project will be offering the One-Day Medical Encounter. The One-Day Medical Encounter offers participants a rare opportunity to explore the role and responsibilities of a Certified Nurse Assistant, Health Office, Sterile Processing Technician, and Community Health Worker in a realistic, safe, simulated environment prior to making a critical decision... 

Yoga in the ‘Yoke’ to Benefit Holyoke Food & Fitness

HOLYOKE – Interested in yoga but don’t know how to begin? Come try an open class offered outdoors at Heritage State Park on Sept. 1. Three types of classes will be offered in conjunction with the Great Holyoke Block Party, which runs from 12-9pm at Heritage State Park (see www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Holyoke-Block-Party/143449789018861 for more information about the Block Party). The proceeds... 

Holyoke Library Displays Tribute To Organ, Tissue And Cornea Donors

Through the end of July, Holyoke Public Library, in its temporary home at Holyoke City Hall Auditorium, is featuring a special display of a panel of “Living Squares,” a quilt sponsored by LifeChoice Donor Services, the tissue and organ procurement organization serving counties in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. Each square on the quilt has been hand-stitched by area families to commemorate... 

$3,000 Healthy Youth Mini Grants

Are you a young person in Springfield or Holyoke? Got a great idea on how to make a difference in teen pregnancy? Find a sponsoring organization and apply for a Healthy Youth Mini Grant. We’re awarding grants of up to $3,000 for youth designed, youth led projects. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2012. .gplus #___plusone_0, .gplus #___plusone_1,.gplus #___plusone_2, .gplus #___plusone_3,... 

New Video describes increasing U.S. Breast Cancer Rates

Susan Wadia-Ells, founder of National Breast Cancer Prevention Project/BustingBreastCancer www.bustingbreastcancer.org gives new data on increasing rates of breast cancer in the U.S. and talks about three easy, inexpensive and healthy ways to help prevent breast cancer. Busting Breast Cancer  www.bustingbreastcancer.org  The National Breast Cancer Prevention Project/Busting Breast Cancer recognizes... 

Baystate Health Named a Leader in Human Rights Group’s Healthcare Equality Inde for Second Consecutive Year

SPRINGFIELD – Baystate Health has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” for the second consecutive year in the Healthcare Equality Index of 2012 report, receiving a perfect rating for its inclusive policies and treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people throughout its western Massachusetts network. Baystate Health – the only health system in New England... 

Performance to benefit Cancer Connection Friday, July 13 in the Garden House at Look Memorial Park

NORTHAMPTON, MA – Viva Quetzal! One of the Valley’s favorite groups returns for a one-night performance to benefit Cancer Connection on Friday, July 13 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at the Garden House at Look Memorial Park, Florence.  Viva Quetzal’s evening of Music & Dancing will include a concert set and a dance set.  Elegant appetizers with a Latin flair and petite desserts will be catered... 

Find Out Whether You Are Eligible for Obamacare

Supreme Court upholds Obama’s health-care law A 5-to-4 Supreme Court majority – including Chief Justice John Roberts – determined that the Obama health-care law was authorized under Congress’s power to raise and collect taxes.   The Washington Post has an interactive tool in  which by answering four questions, you will immediately know whether you qualify for Obamacare and when you would... 

Three-Day Jazz Festival Slated for August Will Help Fight Cancer

FLORENCE – Knight Productions and Look Memorial Park will host a Cancer Crushing Jazz Fest at the Pines Theatre in Look Park on Aug. 16, 17 and 18 to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS). The Jazz Fest will showcase the talents of seven national artists, and organizers hope it will not only entertain but raise much-needed funds for research and services provided by the ACS. The festival will... 
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