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Health officials: Food label changes not enough

Monday, July 28, 2014

Health officials: Food label changes not enough Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don’t tell consumers outright if a food is good for them. Public health advocates say that information is necessary to help consumers make healthy choices at the supermarket. They’d like to see labels on the front of packages and a … 0

For 50 years, this book has been the bible for hospital pediatrics

Monday, July 28, 2014

In the early 1950s, six pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins Hospital sat down at a table and jotted down notes they thought would help as they began treating patients. They made copies and put them in loose-leaf notebooks. Every few years, other residents would add information about tests, results, diagnoses and drugs for … 0

ALS: frustration, hope 75 years after Gehrig’s speech, few medical breakthroughs

Monday, July 28, 2014

It has been 75 years since baseball icon Lou Gehrig declared himself the “luckiest man on the face of the earth,” despite a diagnosis at age 35 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease with no cure. In the years since, polio has been virtually eradicated. Chemotherapy has made numerous cancers into curable illnesses. … 0

Comic-Con’s dark side: Harassment amid the colorful fantasy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. Geeks for … 0

Northampton Sidewalk sales present opportunity to party

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — For the vendors, artists, and families who filled the streets of downtown this weekend, Sidewalk Sales is more than a shopping event. “It’s much more like hanging out,” said Patrick Pezzati, owner of Turn it Up! … 0

Experts petition judge to block Mass. hospital takeover

Friday, July 25, 2014

BOSTON — A petition signed by 21 antitrust experts and health economists asks a Massachusetts judge to block efforts by the state’s biggest health care system to absorb three more hospitals. The Partners HealthCare System’s planned takeovers of South Shore Hospital and two Hallmark Health System hospitals have … 0

Brush strokes

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Friends & Neighbors

Friday, July 25, 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 Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College as a double major in American studies … 0

Barcombs celebrate 50th

Friday, July 25, 2014

William and Evelyn Barcomb recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, joined by family and friends at the Florence Elks Lodge. The couple were married on June 20, 1964. Bill and Evie built their life together in Southampton. They … 0

Elizabeth Latten & Benjamin Zucker

Friday, July 25, 2014

Elizabeth Noel Latten and Benjamin Louis Zucker, both of Brooklyn, New York, were married May 10, 2014 at Danfords Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson., N.Y., by the Rev. Alison Caoila. The bride, 26, is the daughter of … 0

In Northampton, golf for a cause

Friday, July 25, 2014

JERREY ROBERTS PHOTOS Golfers — close to 150 in all — gathered July 19 at the Northampton Country Club in Leeds for the Ray Ellerbrook Memorial Tournament to raise money for the Ray Ellerbrook Field Fund. Ellerbrook, former … 0


Friday, July 25, 2014

special olympics — American International College Lions Club seeking volunteers to help with Special Olympics, Sat., Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Bocce Court of Nonotuck Park, Easthampton. Follow this link to register: http://soma.vsyshost.com/vsys/app/SXQP6XKN30A8XWX6 hospice volunteer training — Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice holds 20-hour training program … 0

Veterans Voice

Friday, July 25, 2014

Announcements Reunion: The USS Missouri (BB-63) Association is a nonprofit organization made up of sailors, Marines, officers and midshipmen who have served aboard this famous battleship. Shipmates who served aboard the USS Missouri will hold their 41st annual reunion at the Ramada Gateway Hotel in Kissimmee, Fla., from … 0