| Posted On Jun 30, 2011 | By:

SMArt Kids Burlington: Summertime is Active-time

School has now finished until the fall, and so has the Burlington SMArt Kids SMA.  We had our last session on June 21st before our summer break, but we will reconvene in September.

The kids did a superb job focusing on the personal goals they established from last month’s session, despite the plethora of end-of-year distractions such as school celebrations, parties, and final assignments! Each SMArt Kid chose a new goal to work on this summer.

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| Posted On Jun 29, 2011 | By:

Preventing Falls at Home

As we age, our likelihood of taking a fall in our home increases dramatically.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year. Among those age 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury death as well as the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.

Statistics show that 60% of falls happen in the home,

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| Posted On Jun 24, 2011 | By:

Fun in the Sun…the safe way

After seven months of rain and snow (and rain again), summer in New England is a thing to be cherished, and our time to soak up the sun!  While we love the summer sun and the warmth and joy that it brings, it is also important to remember that too much sun exposure can be dangerous and that we must play safe in the sun.

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| Posted On Jun 20, 2011 | By:

The Facts about Lyme Disease


As the days get longer and warmer and we move into the summer season, we all look forward to spending time in our yards, taking walks or hikes in the woods, and enjoying leisurely rest in our local parks and playgrounds. However, while there are many advantages of living in Massachusetts, we all need to be aware of the potential for our outdoor activities to expose us to Lyme disease.

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| Posted On Jun 14, 2011 | By:

Tennis, golf and elbow pain

Now that the warmer weather season is in full swing, so are the golfers and the tennis enthusiasts (pardon the pun.)  Most will enjoy the sunshine and the game without a problem (except, perhaps, for their scores), but others may develop a consistent pain in their elbow known as elbow tendonitis or epicondylitis.  While it can be very uncomfortable, it is temporary and can be managed or prevented altogether.

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