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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

May is Stroke Awareness Month Posted on May 9

May is Stroke Awareness Month

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services indicates stroke as the third leading cause of death in the United States. National Stroke Awareness Month, initiated by former President George Bush in 1989, is designed to encourage awareness of stroke, its warning signs and tips   …Continue Reading May is Stroke Awareness Month

3 Avenues for Celebrating National Bike Month Posted on May 7

3 Avenues for Celebrating National Bike Month

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride,” U.S. President John F. Kennedy once said.  This month, experience the joy he experienced by hitting the road during National Bike Month. Bicycling is not only a fun leisure activity, it is also an excellent   …Continue Reading 3 Avenues for Celebrating National Bike Month

National Nurses Week – May 6-12 Posted on May 2

National Nurses Week – May 6-12

The American Nurses Association (ANA) describes nursing as “an art and a science;” it takes a unique blend of dedication, compassion, and understanding to comfort the sick and make people feel good when they’re ill or in pain. Anyone who’s spent time in the hospital   …Continue Reading National Nurses Week – May 6-12

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April Posted on Apr 8

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April

In addition to Child Abuse Prevention Month, April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent   …Continue Reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week Posted on Mar 15

March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week

Do you know what poisonous substances are lurking in your home? Are household cleaners and prescription drugs out of reach of children? Take some time during National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23, 2013, to take an assessment of your home and protect your family against   …Continue Reading March 17-23, 2013 is National Poison Prevention Week