What’s a patient to do?

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Michael Barry, M.D. and Mavis Jaworski, M.D. discuss Checkups and Screenings, this month on Physician Focus

The annual physical and other periodic screenings have been considered important steps to sound medical care, offering prevention against illness and disease. But recent studies have called this notion into question, as research has shown that such testing has had no effect on reducing disease or death, and in some cases, can cause harm.

So what’s a patient to do?

Save the Date: Brain Drain Seminar April 3

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The last seminar for the school year presented under the direction of the Hopkinton Wellness Committee entitled "Brain Drain - Adolescents and Addiction: Why the Teen Brain is Vulnerable", is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium.

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Hopkinton Wellness Fair

As a way to promote overall health and well being in the community, the HPTA, in conjunction with the Wellness Department, held its 11th annual Wellness Fair on March 9th at the High School. Over forty organizations were at the fair representing all forms of health including physical health, mental health, exercise, safety, and nutrition.

For the past few years, the HPTA has also held its Summer Activities Fair alongside the Wellness Fair, in which attendees have the opportunity to learn about approximately thirty New England-based summer programs.

Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the program.

To see photos from the event, visit the HCAM photo website

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Hopkinton Drug Kicks Off Health Lecture Series

Hopkinton Drug kicked off its popular Health Lecture Series on February 21 with a presentation from Dr. Richard Mulroy about Joint Replacement. Thanks to HCAM volunteer Tom Dings, the complete lecture was recorded and is currently playing on HCAM-TV, Comcast channel 8 and Verizon channel 30. For a preview of the show, watch the HCAM News video below.

To check the HCAM-TV schedule for air date and time, Click Here.

The program will also be available shortly for online viewing.

Hopkinton Drug Hypothyroidism Lecture Canceled

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Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Hopkinton Drug has canceled Dr. Blanchard's lecture on hypothyroidism, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 7th, 2013.

Hopkinton Drug has rescheduled Dr. Blanchard's hypothyroidism lecture for Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 7 PM at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

Big numbers, tragic topic

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From left: Bruce Karlin, M.D., Robert Sege, M.D., Elliot Pittel, M.D. This month on Physician Focus.

The numbers tell a story all by themselves. Whether it be bullying, dating or street violence, assaults or homicides, violence and child abuse remain huge concerns.

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Guest Chef Day at Elmwood School

On Thursday, February 14, students at Elmwood School were treated to pumpkin smoothies as part of Guest Chef Day, a program brought to the cafeteria by Whitsons Culinary Group and Chef Kim Reynolds.

Watch the HCAM News video to see what the students thought about the smoothies.

‘Taking the life out of life’

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The condition can affect everyone, without regard for age or social, ethnic, or economic background. It’s a disease of the brain, not the body, and it reaches about one in ten adults in the U.S. every year.

“Depression is not just having a bad day,” says Marie Hobart, M.D., “It is really a serious medical illness that can be very debilitating and even life threatening. It really takes the life out of life.”

BayPath Elder Services Needs Input to Develop Website

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Are you a caregiver for an elderly loved one or do you work as a caregiver? BayPath Elder Services needs your help.

Blood Drive to Help Save Lives

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What can you accomplish in around an hour? Well, in just one hour of your time you may help save up to as many as three lives by donating blood. And now you have a chance to do just that! The BeFree! Project and the Red Cross club are sponsoring a blood drive on the MLK Day of Giving Back, Monday January 21st at the Hopkinton Middle School from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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