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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Take a Hike, and Regain Your Balance Posted on Jul 31

Take a Hike, and Regain Your Balance

Do you ever notice how your energy changes when you’re surrounded by nature? We’re meant to be outdoors. So when life’s daily stressors – be it people, work, hectic city living, or any number of other things – deplete our energy, we should head outside.   …Continue Reading Take a Hike, and Regain Your Balance

Tomatoes: Taste From the Farmers’ Market Posted on Jul 29

Tomatoes: Taste From the Farmers’ Market

One of my favorite summer treats are fresh tomatoes, either from my garden (if my green thumb holds out) or from my local farmer’s market.  I sometimes run out of ideas for fresh tomato recipes and hate to see them spoil if I can’t eat   …Continue Reading Tomatoes: Taste From the Farmers’ Market

Summer’s Here, and the Time Is Right – for Safety! Posted on Jul 25

Summer’s Here, and the Time Is Right – for Safety!

As the temperatures of the past few days have shown us, summer is definitely in full swing here in Massachusetts! Now’s the time to get out and enjoy – but also to keep in mind just a few simple steps to ensure this is a   …Continue Reading Summer’s Here, and the Time Is Right – for Safety!

LA POPULARIDAD DE LA QUINUA Posted on Jul 25

LA POPULARIDAD DE LA QUINUA

En los últimos años, la popularidad de la quinua ha seguido escalando; al parecer, uno de los alimentos más apetecidos desde el cuscús. Muchos creen que esta semilla bulbosa es simplemente otro grano que está de moda, pero en realidad la quinua pertenece a una   …Continue Reading LA POPULARIDAD DE LA QUINUA

It’s a Good Day for Hubway! Posted on Jul 22

It’s a Good Day for Hubway!

 By Mark Paskowsky Lately, I’ve been riding Hubway — Boston’s public bike sharing — to work nearly every day. It is very convenient — if you live within its geographic coverage, of course. No need to maintain your bike. No worries about your bike being   …Continue Reading It’s a Good Day for Hubway!

Innovations in Addictions Conference Posted on Jul 19

Innovations in Addictions Conference

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) recently held their bi-annual Innovations in Addictions Conference, an event focused on groundbreaking approaches to treatment and prevention of substance abuse. The conference drew more than 350 attendees from a variety of disciplines and was a great opportunity for DPH to promote exciting innovations in how we prevent and treat substance use disorders, and support people in recovery.

Consejos para seguir al pie de la letra las instrucciones de sus medicamentos Posted on Jul 17

¿Alguna vez ha dejado el consultorio de su médico sólo para luego darse cuenta que se le olvidó hacerle varias preguntas importantes acerca de sus medicamentos? Seguir las instrucciones de varios medicamentos al pie de la letra puede resultar difícil. Aquí, compartimos con usted algunos   …Continue Reading Consejos para seguir al pie de la letra las instrucciones de sus medicamentos

One Simple Conversation That Can Save a Life Posted on Jul 16

One Simple Conversation That Can Save a Life

Any diagnosis of cancer is devastating, but with most cancers, the earlier you catch it, the better your chances are of beating it.  That’s why taking advantage of cancer screening tests is so important; in some cases getting screened can even help you stop cancer   …Continue Reading One Simple Conversation That Can Save a Life

Staying Cool! Posted on Jul 16

Staying Cool!

In this hot July weather, staying cool is a priority. Whether it’s running through the sprinklers or jumping in a local community pool, a refreshing break from the heat always feels great. But what about refreshing your body, too? It is important to stay hydrated   …Continue Reading Staying Cool!

Free Summer Exercise Opportunities in Boston Posted on Jul 15

If you’re trying to find a fun way to get in shape this summer, you’re in luck! There are tons of great opportunities for free exercise programs in Boston this summer, available through the Esplanade Association, from July 8, 2013 until August 30, 2013 —   …Continue Reading Free Summer Exercise Opportunities in Boston