Welcome to Hallmark Health System's (HHS) Media Coverage section. This section is designed to assist patients and journalists seeking information about our current news and to introduce our healthcare experts. We are also available to assist you by providing information about HHS and its members, including Lawrence Memorial of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospitals.
- Created on Tuesday, December 01 2009 20:12
Wakefield Daily Item
By Gail Lowe
Nov. 27, 2009
At least one local physician opposes the new guidelines issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that women between the ages of 40 and 50 should not receive mammograms for breast cancer screening.
Dr. Catherine Tucker, a surgical oncologist specializing in breast health for Hallmark Health, said she does not agree at all with the guidelines.
- Created on Tuesday, November 24 2009 20:29
By Nell Escobar Coakley
Nov. 24, 2009
National statistics currently state that one out of 10 women will develop breast cancer within her lifetime. A new federal study pushing back current standards for mammogram screenings from 40 to 50 could push that number up.
A report issued last week by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends that women wait to have a breast cancer screening until age 50 and then follow up every two years. Monthly self-exams are also discouraged.
- Created on Thursday, October 15 2009 18:19
By Brad Petrishen
Oct. 15, 2009
Winchester resident Patricia Loric has a broad, cheerful smile that accompanies almost everything she does.
So when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 — a disease that claimed her husband’s life 10 years before — she decided to keep on smiling.
“All I could think of was that my husband was looking for me,” she said with a laugh, three weeks after undergoing successful breast reconstruction surgery.
- Created on Thursday, September 24 2009 18:15
By Nell Escobar Coakley
Sept. 24, 2009
The face of nursing is about to change in Egypt — and it’s all thanks to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital/Regis College Nursing Program.
The school was picked from hundreds of nursing programs throughout the country by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development in Egypt to partner over the next five years to establish the Gouna Nursing Institute, a two-year nursing program in Egypt that will replicate the Medford-based school’s curriculum.
- Created on Thursday, September 24 2009 14:43
Advance for Nurses
By Michael Gibbons
Sept. 23, 2009
What's the most common fear of patients about to be wheeled into the operating room? Is it fear of having a limb amputated by mistake, or having a sponge sewn inside them? One might think so, given the media's focus on medical errors today. Actually, the most common worry is a much less publicized one: fear of getting sick to one's stomach and vomiting.
Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) "is one of the primary fears of patients undergoing procedures using inhaled anesthesia," said Kathleen DeLeskey, DNP, RN, assistant professor of nursing at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital/Regis College Nursing Program, Medford, Mass.