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Advance Care Planning

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None of us likes to think about the end of life, despite the fact that we know it will come at some time. Making the hard decisions about your own or a loved one’s health care toward the end of life can be unsettling, even troubling. In some cases, family turmoil can result.

Advance care planning – another term for preparing for the end-of-life - can help to make that difficult process a little easier. It can ensure one’s wishes are fulfilled, provide for a peaceful passing, and avoid potential family disruption.

Ensuring Healthy Communities

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In 1799, Paul Revere was named chairman of the Commonwealth’s first board of health in Boston and given broad authority to control the “filth and offal” that contaminated the environment. Two plus centuries later, though charged with many more responsibilities, the purpose of these boards remains the same: to provide for the public’s health and safety.

Last Chance to Sign Up For Camp Bailout

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Registration is about to end for Massachusetts premiere camp for young women. Get you application in now.

11th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race/Family Fun Day

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The 11th annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K/Family Fun Day Event

Saturday, June 21 from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM at Hopkinton High School

A Fun Day for the whole family!

Register here before the race sells out.

Honored Guest: Mike Timlin, retired MLB Pitcher for Boston Red Sox
Enjoy 5K race, kids 1 mile race, fun and games for kids, dunk tank, great raffles, live music and much more.

This year, the three Red Sox World Series trophies will also be there.

Infectious Disease Alert

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Measles cases in the U.S. have hit a 20-year high. Mumps and whooping cough are reappearing with disturbing frequency. We’re approaching summer, when mosquito- and tick-borne illnesses present real threats. And new, emerging diseases, like MERS and dengue, are reaching the U.S. from other countries.

It’s time to raise our awareness about infectious disease - the largest single cause of death worldwide.

For Good Health, Open Wide

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If, at your next visit to your primary care physician, your doctor says “open wide” and begins to examine your mouth, don’t worry. And if, at your next trip to the dentist, you get checked for oral cancer and are asked questions about your physical health, it’s a good thing. And all to your benefit.

2.62 Mile Marathon Challenge

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You are cordially invited to participate in the Hopkinton Middle School 2.62 mile Marathon Challenge. This school-wide 2.62-mile run/walk will take place on Wednesday, April 16, weather permitting, at 12:00 PM. It will start at the flagpole in front of Hopkinton Middle School, proceed around the campus and finish on the track behind the school. This event is part of a yearlong school-wide 21st century interdisciplinary theme that focuses on Greece and the Marathon. Please RSVP to dpinto@hopkinton.k12.ma.us by Friday, April 11.

Unequal Treatment

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Ever since 2002, when the Institute of Medicine released its groundbreaking report, one of the top issues facing the medical community has been how to resolve health care disparities.

The IOM’s report, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, revealed that wide differences exist between racial and ethnic minorities and whites in the quality of the care they receive, even when such factors as insurance, access to care, and ability to pay were comparable.

Be Aware, Runners are everywhere

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As we approach the Boston Marathon, runners are training on streets and running surfaces throughout the world. The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce and the 26.2 Foundation, with help from the Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Commission, have made an extra effort to promote runners’ safety. To accomplish this, they will fund signs to be placed throughout the community to remind drivers that with the marathon close by there will be extra runners on the roadways.

Planning Board Discusses Medical Marijuana Bylaw

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A medical marijuana bylaw was refined by the Planning Board during their Tuesday, March 11 meeting to discuss articles for the upcoming Town Meeting warrant. The bylaw will restrict where in Hopkinton a medical marijuana dispensary can be built should the town be picked to host such a facility.

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