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Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, March 30, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com BAYSTATE HOLDS Memorial for childRen Families and friends who have experienced the death of a child over the past year are invited to attend the annual “Service of Remembrance” April 19 held by Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. The event begins at 1 p.m. at Baystate Medical Center’s Chestnut Conference Center, 759 Chestnut St. Those who have experienced such losses prior to 2014 are also …

Mass General oncologist describes the complexities of prostate cancer to Cooley Dickinson Hospital audience

Monday, March 30, 2015

Prostate cancer is a disease that the medical profession has had a hard time getting a handle on with unreliable tests, disagreement over danger levels and questions about whether in many cases it even needs to be treated at all. That was the message delivered by oncologist Richard J. Lee in a recent …

Health events: Support groups, workshops, resources

Monday, March 30, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ARTS ANONYNOUS — 12 Step meeting. ARTS — (Artists Recovering Through The Twelve Steps) helps people who are creative or want to be creative overcome creative blockages. Meets Fridays at 6 p.m. at The Bangs Community Center, Amherst Senior Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst . Call 658-4616 or visit www.artsanonymous.org …

Record-breaking show ‘The Fantasticks’ to close in May

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

By MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer NEW YORK — The off-Broadway phenomenon “The Fantasticks” will pack away its confetti and cardboard moon this summer, ending a record-breaking, fantastic run that started when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Producers of the stalwart, low-tech show said Wednesday the musical will …

Diemand Egg Farm in Wendell cancels annual Easter event because of concerns over bird flu

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WENDELL — The Easter Bunny will skip his annual trip to Diemand Egg Farm, playing it safe amid reported cases of bird flu elsewhere in the country. The farm has held an Easter egg hunt for 10 years, drawing as many as 700 people annually. Reports of avian …

Families can battle clutter without attacking each other

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shoes litter the living room floor, unopened mail and catalogs are scattered across the dining room table, dirty dishes are stacked next to the sink. You want to be one team united against clutter, but your family or …

Musings: Recalling the fog of parenting small children

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

About six years ago, as I was shuffling down the street in the wake of my running/walking/stopping 1½-year-old, I must have looked every bit as haggard as I felt because a complete stranger passing by said to me, …

Family time with fine art: Smith College courts the next generation of museumgoers

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The exhibit “Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade” at the Smith College Museum of Art focuses on the “lens boxes” that the German avant garde artist created in the 1960s. “Her work was shaped by experimentation and the …

Are you guilty of ‘oversharenting’ online?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Three of four U.S. parents say they know of at least one mom or dad guilty of oversharenting — sharing online information that’s embarrassing or downright inappropriate, according to the newest installment of a parents survey out of …

Family To Do List

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CREATURES GALORE Spring is here, right? Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, invites children ages 3 to 6 and their parents or guardians, siblings and friends to search for early signs of the season Saturday …

Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LONDON — Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. Writing in the New York Times, the …

Check it Out: Area health briefs

Monday, March 23, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com Diaper Drive continues The Amherst Area Diaper Drive has collected 12,616 diapers, reaching over two-thirds of its 18,000 diaper goal. As the drive, led by the Amherst Survival Center and Family Outreach of Amherst, heads into its final weeks, it has grown with …

The annual Relay for Life cancer fundraiser at Look Park in Florence seeks volunteers

Monday, March 23, 2015

The following is the second in a series of monthly stories about participants in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Hampshire County, a fundraiser which takes place June 19 to 20 in Look Park in Florence. …