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Find State Nutrition Programs to Help You Eat Better Posted on Mar 15

Find State Nutrition Programs to Help You Eat Better

For many people in Massachusetts, eating healthy food isn’t easy because of limited resources or mobility. If you need help putting fresh, nutritious food on the table, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) offer several nutrition   …Continue Reading Find State Nutrition Programs to Help You Eat Better

National Donor Day: Give the Gift of Life Posted on Feb 4

National Donor Day: Give the Gift of Life

If you have received or renewed your driver’s license or state ID, you have probably heard a familiar question: “Would you like to be an organ and tissue donor?” Feb. 14 is National Donor Day — a day to raise awareness of what it means   …Continue Reading National Donor Day: Give the Gift of Life

Find Care Services with MassOptions Posted on Jan 21

Find Care Services with MassOptions

Agencies and organizations across Massachusetts offer a diverse range of programs for elders, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities. MassOptions, run by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), helps you navigate through the Commonwealth’s programs and services to find the right one that   …Continue Reading Find Care Services with MassOptions

Four Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season Posted on Dec 9

Four Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

With cold and flu season underway, it’s important to take precautions so you and your loved ones can stay healthy. The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide information on protecting yourself from colds and the flu,   …Continue Reading Four Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

How to Stay Informed About Breast Cancer Posted on Oct 1

According to the Department of Public Health (DPH), breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Massachusetts between 2007 and 2011. Catching it early makes a big difference — between 2004 and 2010, the five-year survival rate of women who were diagnosed   …Continue Reading How to Stay Informed About Breast Cancer

How to Keep Children Healthy This School Year Posted on Sep 24

How to Keep Children Healthy This School Year

Whether it’s your children’s first day of kindergarten or their senior year of high school, one of your biggest responsibilities as a parent is to keep them healthy. That means more than just three square meals a day — exercise, oral hygiene, sleep, and illness   …Continue Reading How to Keep Children Healthy This School Year

Opioid Abuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know Posted on Sep 22

The number of annual deaths related to opioid use in Massachusetts increased dramatically between 2000 and 2014, according to the Department of Public Health (DPH). Parents should be aware that young people are at high risk of becoming involved in this fatal epidemic. Data provided   …Continue Reading Opioid Abuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know

Prostate Cancer Screening: Know Your Options Posted on Sep 17

Prostate cancer affects men across the country. In its snapshot of prostate cancer, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) states that prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men in the United States. The Department of Public Health (DPH) provides resources for Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Prostate Cancer Screening: Know Your Options

Health Insurance for Massachusetts Small Businesses Posted on Jul 7

Health Insurance for Massachusetts Small Businesses

If you’re a small business owner, you might think that providing health insurance for employees is a luxury you just can’t afford. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. employers lose $225.8 billion each year in productivity because of employees’   …Continue Reading Health Insurance for Massachusetts Small Businesses

The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes Posted on Jun 24

The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes

No one wants to spend their summer worrying about ticks and mosquitoes. Although it’s difficult to escape these pests altogether, you can prevent them from infesting your property and minimize itchy bug bites on you and your family. The Department of Public Health (DPH) and   …Continue Reading The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes