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How to Prevent Poisonings in Your Home

How to Prevent Poisonings in Your Home posted on Mar 27

Poisoning is a serious issue in the United States, especially for young children. Every 13 seconds, a poison control center receives a phone call reporting exposure to toxic chemicals or substances, and more than 90 percent of these occurrences happen at home, according to the   …Continue Reading How to Prevent Poisonings in Your Home

Get Your Money Back, Massachusetts!

Get Your Money Back, Massachusetts! posted on Mar 27

Whether it’s a few dollars in your coat pocket or change in an old piggy bank, everyone loves finding forgotten money. The Commonwealth is currently holding more than $2.4 billion in unclaimed property, and according to the Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Division, under the Office of   …Continue Reading Get Your Money Back, Massachusetts!

MassHealth for Seniors: Information About Available Options

MassHealth for Seniors: Information About Available Options posted on Mar 25

What comes to mind when you hear “MassHealth”? Some people may think of it as a transitional health insurance program or one that helps people with disabilities and other longer-term health needs. But what many don’t know is that MassHealth, which is administered by the   …Continue Reading MassHealth for Seniors: Information About Available Options

Celebrate Women’s History Month in Massachusetts

Celebrate Women’s History Month in Massachusetts posted on Mar 20

The birthplace of pioneering women’s rights advocates Abigail Adams and Susan B. Anthony, humanitarian Clara Barton, and famed poet Emily Dickinson, Massachusetts has no shortage of women deserving of spirited celebration in March during Women’s History Month. But while there are plenty of Commonwealth women in   …Continue Reading Celebrate Women’s History Month in Massachusetts

Three Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

Three Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children posted on Mar 19

According to the Office of Oral Health, a division of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. Approximately 48 percent of third graders in the Commonwealth have experienced tooth decay, which can affect more than their smiles.   …Continue Reading Three Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

Start Your Child’s Day with a Healthy School Breakfast

Start Your Child’s Day with a Healthy School Breakfast posted on Mar 18

School breakfast gets an A+, according to the Breakfast for Learning report conducted by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). A healthy morning meal at school helps improve children’s academic performance, from their scores on standardized tests to their memory and comprehension. In addition, well-fed   …Continue Reading Start Your Child’s Day with a Healthy School Breakfast

Making Massachusetts Smoke-Free

Making Massachusetts Smoke-Free posted on Mar 13

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program (MTCP), part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), tackles this issue by promoting tips for kicking the   …Continue Reading Making Massachusetts Smoke-Free

Recreational Fishing in Massachusetts

Recreational Fishing in Massachusetts posted on Mar 12

Whether you’re an angler who prefers hanging out by the pond, dropping your line from a boat, or casting off into the ocean, Massachusetts has a bounty of locations where you can reel in a prize catch. But before you grab your tackle, make sure   …Continue Reading Recreational Fishing in Massachusetts

It’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Should You Get Screened?

It’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Should You Get Screened? posted on Mar 10

Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer in Massachusetts, so it’s important to understand the risks, symptoms, and ways to prevent it. The Department of Public Health (DPH) is working to reduce cancer rates in the Commonwealth by spreading awareness and supporting public   …Continue Reading It’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Should You Get Screened?

How You Can Reduce Asthma Symptoms at Home and Work

How You Can Reduce Asthma Symptoms at Home and Work posted on Mar 6

More than 75 percent of adults with asthma either have poor control over their symptoms or no control at all, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Asthma Advocacy Partnership (MAAP). Asthma attacks can range from mild to severe, but   …Continue Reading How You Can Reduce Asthma Symptoms at Home and Work