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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

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