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September is National Preparedness Month Posted on Sep 9

September is National Preparedness Month

Power outages, hurricanes, floods, or snow storms – it’s important to plan ahead for emergencies. And because the Commonwealth designates September “National Preparedness Month,” there’s no better time to start than now. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Department of Public Health (DPH)   …Continue Reading September is National Preparedness Month

Back to School Safety Tips for Parents Posted on Aug 12

Back to School Safety Tips for Parents

With the end of summer vacation just around the corner, students and parents alike begin to prepare for the upcoming school year. While kids are probably more concerned with making the last days of summer count, parents want to make sure their child is not   …Continue Reading Back to School Safety Tips for Parents

Suicide Prevention Resources in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 7

Massachusetts is constantly seeking to raise awareness about suicide prevention. In 2011, 588 Massachusetts residents died by suicide. Since then, the Commonwealth has created the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention. The Department of Public Health (DPH) offers a number of programs and resources to   …Continue Reading Suicide Prevention Resources in Massachusetts

End Childhood Obesity – 4 Tips for a Healthier Tomorrow Posted on Aug 6

End Childhood Obesity – 4 Tips for a Healthier Tomorrow

Obesity rates have more than doubled among children and quadrupled in adolescents over the last 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With nearly one-third of all children and teens in the United States overweight or obese, this serious health   …Continue Reading End Childhood Obesity – 4 Tips for a Healthier Tomorrow

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June Posted on Jun 5

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June

In June 1969, police and patrons of the Stonewall Inn clashed at the popular East Village gay bar in New York City. This event is regarded as one of the cornerstone moments that started the LGBT rights movement. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state   …Continue Reading Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June

Get Trained for National CPR & AED Awareness Week Posted on May 30

Get Trained for National CPR & AED Awareness Week

In an emergency medical situation, a quick response is critical. In many cases – particularly with unexpected cardiac arrest – persons who are prepared with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and know how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) can help save lives. In fact,   …Continue Reading Get Trained for National CPR & AED Awareness Week

May is Stroke Awareness Month Posted on May 15

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke affects people of all ages and backgrounds. The fourth leading cause of death in the United States, it’s estimated stroke costs Americans over $36.5 billion dollars each year. Since 1989, the month of May has been designated National Stroke Awareness Month to increase public   …Continue Reading May is Stroke Awareness Month

Keeping Our Pets Happy and Safe Posted on Apr 22

Keeping Our Pets Happy and Safe

From guide dogs that help people with their mobility and access to family companions, pets have become important members in over half of American households today. Pets can help us cope with stress, stay physically fit, and improve our mood. Due to the special role   …Continue Reading Keeping Our Pets Happy and Safe

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