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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

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

5 Preventative Steps to Help You Stay Healthy During Flu Season Posted on Nov 5

5 Preventative Steps to Help You Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Cold weather is here and with the first frost of the season comes the coughing, sniffling, and sneezing that heralds in flu season. During this time of year it’s important to remember how to avoid contracting the flu and what to do if you get   …Continue Reading 5 Preventative Steps to Help You Stay Healthy During Flu Season

4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It Posted on Oct 22

4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It

October 20-26 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, during which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the dangers of lead and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. While lead exposure has serious health implications, it is entirely preventable. The federal   …Continue Reading 4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It

5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer Posted on Oct 15

5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Every year in October, millions of Americans come together, clad in pink, to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and increase awareness of one of the most common forms of cancer among women. Breast cancer is treatable when detected early and the goal of this   …Continue Reading 5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

September is Healthy Aging Month Posted on Sep 10

September is Healthy Aging Month

Americans are living longer now than in previous decades, with many people reaching their 70s, 80s, and beyond.  According to a report on aging and health in America published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Americans aged 65 or older   …Continue Reading September is Healthy Aging Month

4 Things to Know if You’re New to Massachusetts Posted on Aug 27

4 Things to Know if You’re New to Massachusetts

  Massachusetts, with its 1,500 miles of coastline and a wide range of industries from manufacturing to high tech, is the perfect place to settle down, start a new career, and experience a slice of what New England has to offer. As you’re unpacking moving   …Continue Reading 4 Things to Know if You’re New to Massachusetts

Massachusetts Health Insurance Open Enrollment is July 1 – August 15 Posted on Jul 3

Massachusetts Health Insurance Open Enrollment is July 1 – August 15

Heath insurance is not a luxury in Massachusetts, it’s a requirement for all residents age 18 and older. If your employer does not provide a group insurance plan or you are self-employed and looking for private insurance options, the Massachusetts Health Connector is your key   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Health Insurance Open Enrollment is July 1 – August 15

4 Simple Stress-Reduction Tips for Mental Health Month Posted on May 16

4 Simple Stress-Reduction Tips for Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month and Mental Health America has chosen the theme “Pathways to Wellness” for 2013. Wellness refers to maintaining a balance of healthy physical, mental, and social well-being. Wellness is more than just NOT being sick; having a wellness plan can actually   …Continue Reading 4 Simple Stress-Reduction Tips for Mental Health Month

7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer Posted on May 14

7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

New Englanders are finally shedding their heavy winter coats, and skirts, shorts, and sunbathing are just around the corner. With temperatures on the rise, more skin is being exposed to the sun which increases the risk of melanoma and other types of skin cancer. According   …Continue Reading 7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer