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It’s Worth (Considering) a Shot: National Infant Immunization Week Posted on Apr 10

It’s Worth (Considering) a Shot: National Infant Immunization Week

  Vaccinations contribute to disease prevention and play an important role in public health. In fact, infants and children who are immunized (protected from a disease by receiving a vaccine shot) before age two,  are defended against up to 14 preventable diseases for the rest   …Continue Reading It’s Worth (Considering) a Shot: National Infant Immunization Week

Make Moves & Build Connections for National Child Abuse Prevention Month Posted on Apr 1

Make Moves & Build Connections for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The theme for this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month is “Making Meaningful Connections.” By linking the youth and families in our communities, we can do the work necessary to raise happy, healthy, and safe children. There are many types of child abuse, from neglect   …Continue Reading Make Moves & Build Connections for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

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

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

Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week Posted on Feb 25

Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week

After a long day of work and play, we often can’t wait for bedtime. But for some, falling asleep can be elusive and stressful.  In fact, most people experience difficulty falling asleep at some point in their lives. National Sleep Awareness Week is an opportunity for   …Continue Reading Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week

February 14th is National Donor Day Posted on Feb 11

February 14th is National Donor Day

Showing love with chocolates and roses isn’t the only way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. February 14th is also National Donor Day – a time to recognize those who have helped save people’s lives by donating blood, bone marrow, tissue, or organs, and to consider doing   …Continue Reading February 14th is National Donor Day

American Heart Disease Awareness Month Posted on Feb 6

American Heart Disease Awareness Month

Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, more than one million Americans suffer a heart attack and approximately 600,000 die from heart disease — that’s one out of every four deaths. The   …Continue Reading American Heart Disease Awareness Month

Transportation Services for Massachusetts Seniors Posted on Jan 23

Transportation Services for Massachusetts Seniors

The availability of adequate transportation for seniors in Massachusetts enables them to live independently in their communities, and helps prevent isolation and the possible need for long-term care placement. Many seniors who do not drive often rely on family and friends to help get them   …Continue Reading Transportation Services for Massachusetts Seniors