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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 …

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 …

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. …

Health events: Workshops, support groups, resources

Monday, March 23, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ PHYSICAL WELL-BEING GENTLE MOVEMENT —and Yoga classes for Parkinson’s Disease with Donna Brooks. Improves coordination, dexterity, strength, balance, motor control and rapidity. Fun filled classes: Wednesdays: 9:30 to 10:30 emphasizes Yoga and relaxation. 11 a.m. to noon emphasizes …

Pushing through pain: New back treatments keep patients on the move

Monday, March 23, 2015

After he had battled lower back pain for three months with hot showers, analgesic heat rubs and heating pads, it finally happened. Chris Roth awoke one morning barely able to move. This was a huge problem for Roth. …

Contact Bridge:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Assume you’re declarer at three notrump and West leads the spade deuce. At this point, you know very little about how the defenders’ cards are divided since they did not bid, and the only clue you have so …

Jai Courtney embraces insecurities of his ‘Insurgent’ character Eric

Monday, March 23, 2015

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The word “insecure” is not used lightly when it comes to acting, but it works well when talking about the traits of a character. “Eric is a man who is incredibly insecure and I think that is cool,” …

How 3 Broadway novices wrote ‘Something Rotten!’

Monday, March 23, 2015

NEW YORK — It began with an intriguing premise for a musical: What would it have been like to be a fledgling playwright making a living at the same time as William Shakespeare? The result is “Something Rotten!” …

Geneva Della Bitta-Nickerson & Timothy Schmitt, Jr.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ann Della Bitta and Mark Nickerson of Amherst are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Geneva Rose Della Bitta-Nickerson, of Somerville, to Timothy P. Schmitt Jr., also of Somerville. Timothy is the son of Kacey and Timothy Schmitt …

Samantha Walas & Ben Stafford

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mary and Jeff Walas of Sunderland announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Walas, to Ben Stafford, both of West Roxbury. Ben is the son of Michelle Hamilton and George Stafford of Turners Falls. Samantha is employed at …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on …

Elizabeth Seaberg & Peter Kuusisto

Friday, March 20, 2015

John and Cynthia Kuusisto of Amherst announce the engagement of their son, Peter Kuusisto, to Elizabeth Seaberg, both of Pelham. Elizabeth is the daughter of Robert and Janet Seaberg of Abington. Elizabeth is a speech-language pathologist at the …