Health

Stephanie's picture

Relay for Life Raises Over $150,000

Relay for Life is a event that happens in many communities across the world to raise awareness and to celebrate the lives of those who have battled and/or have lost their fight with cancer. And under sunny, but cold skies on May 11th, Hopkinton kicked off their relay at the High School. Over 700 participants consisting of over 80 teams, attended the all-night event, which raised over $150,000, about $20,000 more than last year's total. During the event, members of each team take turns walking laps around the track. There are also two special laps throughout the course of the night; the survivors lap, which honors those who have overcome the disease, and the luminaria ceremony, a lap of silence dedicated to the memory of those who have passed away from cancer.

For those not walking the track, there were plenty of activities during the night, including live music, an opportunity to get science teacher Michael Graeber wet in the dunk tank, food from Snappy Dogs, and games around the field.

courtney's picture

Highlights from Talent Show at Hopkins School

On Friday, May 4, 2012, students at Hopkins School held a Talent Show in honor of Allison Lundy, a 5th grade student who lost her battle with brain cancer earlier this year. Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the event which not only paid tribute to Lundy, but also raised money for pediatric brain cancer research at Dana Farber.

Stephanie's picture

Winner of Kindle Fire Announced

Last October, the new Hopkinton tobacco by-law voted at Town Meeting, became effective. It prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from possessing tobacco products in public areas. In order to illustrate this message, HCAM, in conjunction with the Hopkinton Youth Commission and the beFree Project, produced a 30 second public service announcement which shows the consequences for not obeying the by-law.

Health IT: Good Medicine

rick's picture

If, at your last medical visit, your physician spent a fair amount of time staring into a computer and pounding its keyboard, don't feel bad. It’s part of the rapid advance of technology in health care.

For most industries and professions, technology has meant progress: more productivity, lower costs, better products and services. Healthcare hasn’t kept pace, however, but it’s beginning to catch up quickly.

JKenealy's picture

April 2012 "To Your Health": Choosing a Doctor

Welcome to another edition of To Your Health. I’m Dr. Jim Kenealy.

Other than choosing a significant other or spouse, picking a physician is probably the most important relationship we have. We want our doctor to be well-trained and competent, but also caring, compassionate, and understanding of our unique needs. As with many things in life, there is no one “best” doctor, instead seek out the physician who is the right fit for you and your family.

rflannery's picture

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

On Saturday April 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hopkinton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Hopkinton Police Headquarters at 74 Main Street Hopkinton, MA. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Teens and the Use of Drugs and Alcohol - April 23

contribute's picture

On Monday, April 23rd, from 7:00-8:00 pm Jean Vazza of Hopkinton Youth Services will facilitate a community-minded discussion on "Teens and the Use of Drugs and Alcohol" at the Hopkinton Public Library. Topics of focus for this small group-style discussion include how to talk openly to teens about substance use, identifying signs of teen substance use, age of onset for using, effects that drugs and alcohol have on adolescents' physical and emotional well-being, parenting/caretaker suggestions and guidelines and local/community resources and support.

Stephanie's picture

Yoga Reaches Out Benefit Class at Absolute Yoga

On April 20th starting at 6:15pm, Absolute Yoga will be hosting a special class that will have participants posing for a good cause. All the money raised from the night goes to Yoga Reaches Out, a national organization founded in Massachusetts that is dedicated to bringing the yoga community together in order to create selfless service and raise money for children's charities.

Win a Kindle Fire!

michelle's picture

If you are a student at the Hopkinton Middle School or Hopkinton High, here is your chance to win a Kindle Fire. There is a new Tobacco By-Law in Hopkinton, and members of HCAM have created a 30-second Public Service Announcement to present our Middle and High School students with information concerning this new law.

To encourage students to view the PSA, the beFREE! Project is sponsoring a contest, and the prize is a new Kindle Fire! At the April 24th beFREE! Project Coalition meeting, a winner will be selected at random. Winners will be notified via email.

JKenealy's picture

To Your Health: Norovirus

Welcome to this month’s edition of To Your Health – the HCAM News medical segment. I’m Dr. Jim Kenealy.

You’ve probably never heard of it before, but once you’ve had it, you’ll never forget this nasty bug. I’m talking about norovirus, the most common cause of outbreaks of stomach flu and food-borne illness in the U.S. The CDC estimates that there are over 20 million cases every year.

Pages

Subscribe to Health