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Diabetes Alert Day – Are You at Risk? Take the Free Test to Find Out Posted on Mar 24

Diabetes Alert Day – Are You at Risk? Take the Free Test to Find Out

The American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day, held every fourth Tuesday in March, is a one-day wake-up call encouraging everyone to take the Diabetes Risk Test. This test helps find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Risk Test is   …Continue Reading Diabetes Alert Day – Are You at Risk? Take the Free Test to Find Out

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*) Posted on Dec 13

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*)

Pear apple crisp recipe – a healthy dessert.

Taking the Longfellow Way Posted on Oct 8

Taking the Longfellow Way

As I go to check off the box, marked “Other,” to register my car-less commute for Walk/Ride Day, I look wistfully at the options listed there. Walking? Not a bad idea, but that might take too long. Rollerblading—sigh, won’t that impress friends and colleagues? Canoeing,   …Continue Reading Taking the Longfellow Way

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Posted on Sep 24

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

As with so many other forms of cancer, the key to successful treatment of ovarian cancer lies in early detection. That’s why the Department of Public Health joined with Senate President Therese Murray and other key stakeholders to proclaim September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.   …Continue Reading September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

The Greenway Posted on Sep 18

The Greenway

With apologies to Kermit the Frog, it is easy being green — or easier than it used to be, anyway. And a great way to be green in the Boston area is to take a ride, run, or stroll on the Neponset River Greenway Corridor. I’m   …Continue Reading The Greenway

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!

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

The Joy of Helping Others; The Relief of Help with Student Loans Posted on Jul 8

The Joy of Helping Others; The Relief of Help with Student Loans

Learn how one local health care provider is making a difference in helping underserved populations get and stay healthy – all while receiving much-needed relief from student loans. Find out if the Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health might be able to help you.

Are you up for the climb? Posted on May 15

Are you up for the climb?

    Do you take the stairs? I mean, most of us use stairs at some point, usually because we have to.  But when faced with a choice between climbing stairs and cruising on the elevator, which way do you go? As we’re about to   …Continue Reading Are you up for the climb?

Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise Posted on May 7

Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health     When’s the last time you hula hooped? I never learned how as a kid. But one day last year – in a very manic moment –   …Continue Reading Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise