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Martha Montalvo-Ariri, center, is battling cancer after a surgical tool spread an undetected cancer during a routine hysterectomy, on June 30, 2014, in Riverside, Calif. The mother of four was never told the risks of using a morcellator. "They said it was in and out, very easy, and you’re back to your life. Instead, they took my life away." (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Hysterectomy tool stirs fears; some doctors, patients call for ban

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Last year Martha Montalvo-Ariri underwent a routine hysterectomy to help treat painful uterine fibroids. During surgery, her doctor used a morcellator, a device that cuts the tissue into pieces so it can be removed through small incisions. Ten days after the procedure, Montalvo-Ariri was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of uterine cancer called leiomyosarcoma. Even more devastating, the … 0

Library of Congress honors Billy Joel

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said Tuesday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include “Piano Man” and “Uptown Girl,” will receive the prize in Washington in November. The Gershwin Prize honors a living artist’s lifetime achievement in music. Previous recipients include Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, the … 0

‘Fargo’ the series will return to FX with a new cold case

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ah, geez, get that snow gear cleaned. “Fargo” the series is returning. The acclaimed TV reboot of the acclaimed Oscar-winning Coen brothers film will come back for a second 10-episode installment. Series creator Noah Hawley is working on an all-new “true crime” story that will feature an all-new cast of characters, a new time period and a new case that will retain the … 0

Strokes increasing among adolescents, young adults

Monday, July 21, 2014

After a fun night out with her girlfriends late last year, Bianca Cooper arrived home with a “killer” headache. That wasn’t all that unusual, but she soon started to lose feeling on her left side and was unable … 0

Balancing Act: A clean break on messy room

Monday, July 21, 2014

My daughter’s room is a mess. I mean, at the moment it’s actually not. But only because I cleaned it when I could no longer find a spot on the floor to place a pile of clean laundry. Every square inch of carpet was covered in books and … 0

If it’s Tuesday, it’s bingo

Friday, July 18, 2014

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Naming the Baby

Friday, July 18, 2014

BAUMER — Alice Mescon Baumer, daughter of Ben Baumer and Cory Mescon, of Florence, was born April 8 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Jeanne Borfitz of Northampton and Gary Mescon of Amherst. The paternal grandparents are Don Baumer and Polly Baumer of … 0

Friday, July 18, 2014

Easthampton High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll First Honors Grade 12: Noah Boysen, Daniel Brandt, Lindsey Colby, Taylor Dadmun, Brian Griffin, Nicholas Grise, Moira Herlihy, Tristan Koopman, Gillian McRitchie, Alexandra Otis, Thomas Palaschak, Joshua Picard, , Willow Ross, Jazmin Skrocki, William Sullivan II, Katie Vanasse, Kristen Windoloski, Stephanie … 0

Honor rolls

Friday, July 18, 2014

Amherst Regional High Honor Roll GRADE 9 Bonney Ampiah, Nicholas Auerbach, Maha Awaisi, Silvern Baron, Grace Bertrand, Sarah Blatz, Ava Blum-Carr, Samuel Boyle, Mark Burds, Julian Burgoff, Amalia Butler, Alexander Cantor, Liam Carolan, Marion Carr, Austin Choquette, Dante Citino, Avery Clotfelter, Brandon Dallmann, Claudia Danford, Maya DeChiara, Ryan … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, July 18, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst The U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C, has awarded Ella “Kippie” Douglas one of 65 … 0

Music for a summer night

Friday, July 18, 2014

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Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NEW YORK — Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89. A spokesman for Brigade Marketing, a publicity firm that represents Stritch, … 0

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Everyone’s got a favorite

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On a recent quiet, midweek evening, I stopped by the Tunnel Bar on Strong Avenue in Northampton. Kathleen was behind the bar, and I asked her what her favorite cocktail is. A Coconut Basil Gimlet, she told me, … 0