| Posted On Mar 20, 2013 | By:

Donate to a Food Pantry for National Nutrition Month

In a previous blog post, my colleague, Anne Danahy, shared that March is National Nutrition Month, a time to focus on the importance of making mindful food choices and developing healthy eating and lifestyle habits.  It is also a time to think about people who may not have enough healthy food to eat on a daily basis.

Many people do not realize that hunger is a big problem in our country and that 1 in 6 people in the United States do not have enough access to food. 

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| Posted On Jan 07, 2013 | By:

Should I Be Worried About Breast Pain?

Breast pain, or mastalgia, is very common. Research indicates that nearly 70% of women will experience breast pain at some point in their lives. Breast pain can occur at all ages and stages of life, although it is most commonly seen in women entering the peri-menopausal phase.

Breast pain is rarely a symptom of breast cancer. While the exact cause of breast pain is not known, many of the factors likely center around hormonal fluctuations. 

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| Posted On Oct 12, 2012 | By:

You’re Not Alone: Breast Cancer Support and Resources

The month of October and the color pink are closely associated with breast cancer awareness month. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the US during 2019. Excluding can­cers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. At this time there are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

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| Posted On May 18, 2012 | By:

The Hazards of…Gardening?!

Ah, Spring!  With the arrival of warmer temperatures, gardeners across the country are back outside and nurturing their gardens once again. Most of us think of gardening as a relaxing and enjoyable activity – and of course, it usually is – but sometimes, gardening can be hazardous without proper precaution, as repetitive stress injuries, tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can develop from this pastime.  Additionally, simple scrapes, blisters, and bites can turn into serious problems if not treated appropriately.

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| Posted On Oct 20, 2011 | By:

Breast Cancer Support and Resources

October is widely known as breast cancer awareness month, a focal moment to increase women’s awareness that they should have a clinical breast exam and mammogram every 1-2 years depending on their age and family history. 

It is also a time to focus on those who have breast cancer, celebrating survivors, remembering those we have lost, and supporting those living with breast cancer.  A diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming,

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| Posted On Aug 25, 2011 | By:

Backpacks: Pack Them Light, Wear Them Right

Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and one item on most everyone’s list is a new backpack.  Backpacks are a practical way for children and teens to carry books and supplies back and forth to school. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles, and when used correctly, backpacks can be useful equipment.

Unfortunately, many parents and children are unaware of the potential dangers of improperly worn backpacks. 

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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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