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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

National Wear Red Day is Tomorrow! Posted on Feb 6

National Wear Red Day is Tomorrow!

Break out your red to support heart disease awareness. Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Join the fight to bring attention to this “silent killer” of women by Wearing Red on February 7.   The American Heart Association launched Go   …Continue Reading National Wear Red Day is Tomorrow!

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

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!

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.

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

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