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Marijuana and the Teen Brain Presentation

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After a decade of declines, marijuana use has started to rise among teens in the United States and is now more prevalent than tobacco use. Adolescence is a time of critical brain development which makes teens highly susceptible to developing addiction. It is important for parents to understand the potential short- and long-term effects of this substance on brain development and overall health and well-being.

Food and Your Health

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The holidays are here, and with them comes good cheer. And lots of food. But it's important to remember that what we eat and drink has an enormous impact on our health and well-being. So understanding how food affects our health is important. That doesn’t mean occasional comfort food or a hearty meal are entirely taboo. But food does have great influence our health, and in two ways.

Managing Your Chronic Disease

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Chronic diseases such as asthma, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes currently affect more than half of all American adults, with two out of three patients having multiple conditions. The incidence of these conditions is expected to increase, as members of the baby boom generation reach the ages when such diseases become more prevalent.

Traditional care for these chronic conditions has centered on the physician’s role, but a new model of care is emerging - one focusing on patient self-management.

You Are Invited to a Free Workshop at Body n' Beyond

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October is Breast Health Awareness Month. Learn About True Preventative Medicine at a workshop held at Body n' Beyond on Thursday, October 16th at 10:30 AM or Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM.

Take charge of your future and stop disease before it starts. Learn proven strategies to improve your breast health and wellness so you can make positive changes that will not only improve breast health but total health. Learn how thermography can be used as a screening tool.

Presenter: Susan Shaw Sari Lic. Ac., CCT, MAOM, MEd, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)

Friends of Whitehall 10th Annual Fall Lake Cleanup

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The Friends of Whitehall are hosting their 10th annual Fall Lake Cleanup on October 18 from 9 AM-12 PM. The starting point is at the State Boat Ramp on Wood Street. Bring work gloves and hiking boots. Boats are optional. You will be provided with trash and recycling receptacles, water, maps, trash bags, trail tools, and food and drink. Please feel free to clean up at your family's convenience, rain or shine. Trash gathered around Whitehall can be dropped off anytime on Saturday or Sunday.

HPV: Bad News, Good News, Bad News

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The bad news: Human papillomavirus is the most common, sexually-transmitted infection and is a human carcinogen that can lead to cervical and anal cancer, head-and-neck cancers, and genital warts.

The good news: A vaccine exists to prevent the cancers that can result from HPV.

Hopkinton Public Schools Public Notice

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Special Education Child Find Notice
Under federal and state special education regulations, Hopkinton Public Schools has a duty to locate, identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Hopkinton. For parents or guardians of children ages 3-21 years of age who have a disability or developmental delay, and who would like more information, please contact Marijane Hackett, Director of Student Services and Child Find Coordinator, at 508-497-9850.

The Exuberance Experience: Take Care of Your Light

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Talk at Golden Pond for Golden Pond Employees
October 14th 2:30-3:30 PM, The Lodge

Speaker - Don Arnoudse

We do not have to live the seductive but toxic story of “thoroughly using ourselves up before we die”. We can do what makes us come alive - every day, every moment - until our last breath. We can die full of life - and make a difference while we live. We can live exuberantly until the end.

Hopkinton Drug’s 4th Annual Free Lecture Series

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Hopkinton Drug is proud to announce its upcoming 4th Annual Lecture Series which will consist of four different lectures; topics will include Low Back Pain, Emergency Preparedness for Pets and the Humane Society’s Role in the Community, Hypothyroidism and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. “We are so excited to bring this series of free, public events to the town of Hopkinton and surrounding communities,” commented Michael Macione, Director of Sales and Marketing for the store.

Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon Now Open

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Field size will be 30,000 official entrants for the 119th running of event.

BOSTON -- Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2015 Boston Marathon began last year on September 14, 2013.

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