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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow: Alcohol Awareness Month Posted on Mar 28

Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow: Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol misuse is a global problem that results in 2.5 million deaths each year and is a leading risk factor for premature mortality, disability, and poor health. Heavy alcohol use is also associated with social issues such as violence and crime, child neglect and abuse,   …Continue Reading Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow: Alcohol Awareness Month

Workplace Eye Wellness Month Posted on Mar 25

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Every day, approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries are reported for medical treatment. Depending on the nature of one’s job, these incidents may include; common eye injuries such as chemical burns, scratched eyes, and eye bleeding; computer vision syndrome; or contagious eye infections. Fortunately, 90 percent   …Continue Reading Workplace Eye Wellness Month

How to Become a Firefighter in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 20

How to Become a Firefighter in Massachusetts

The work of a firefighter is physically challenging, often risky, and at the essence, truly heroic. At any given moment, firefighters must be ready to perform under emergency conditions to keep their community safe. Their daily tasks may include: connecting, pulling and operating heavy hose   …Continue Reading How to Become a Firefighter in Massachusetts

7 Tips to Help You Bounce into Spring Posted on Mar 18

7 Tips to Help You Bounce into Spring

Despite the chill that still lingers in the air; a season of sunnier days, warmer breezes, and blooming flowers is right around the corner. March 20th marks the vernal (spring) equinox, the time of year when the entire globe has equal daylight and darkness, and   …Continue Reading 7 Tips to Help You Bounce into Spring

7 Poison Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe Posted on Mar 13

7 Poison Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Every day, U.S. emergency rooms treat more than 300 children for poisoning; every 13 seconds, a Poison Control Center receives a call. More than 90 percent of poisoning incidents occur in the home. Hazards lurk not only in chemicals marked with warning labels, but ordinary   …Continue Reading 7 Poison Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Public Purchasers Can Learn to Buy Through the Commonwealth at the 2014 MASSbuys EXPO Posted on Mar 11

Public Purchasers Can Learn to Buy Through the Commonwealth at the 2014 MASSbuys EXPO

Public purchasers and procurement officials can learn how to save time and money by purchasing through Statewide and Departmental Contract vendors at the annual MASSbuys EXPO, to be held May 1 at the DCU Center in Worcester. The Commonwealth’s largest Business to Government (B2G) event,   …Continue Reading Public Purchasers Can Learn to Buy Through the Commonwealth at the 2014 MASSbuys EXPO

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right during National Nutrition Month Posted on Mar 6

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right during National Nutrition Month

Nutrition is an important component to our health, but it’s often difficult to address in a hectic world that makes junk food and large portion sizes more convenient and appealing than healthy alternatives. More than half of adults and one in four high school and middle   …Continue Reading Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right during National Nutrition Month

Massachusetts Lemon Laws Posted on Mar 4

Massachusetts Lemon Laws

Purchasing a car is an exciting thing to do, but sometimes your new vehicle doesn’t work as expected or meet inspection standards. That’s why Massachusetts has a set of Lemon Laws to protect and reimburse consumers. The New and Leased Car Lemon Law, Used Vehicle   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Lemon Laws