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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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HCAM News Visits the Wellness Fair

On Saturday March 10, the Hopkinton Public Schools presented their 10th annual Wellness Fair. Watch the video as HCAM News video coverage of the day's events.

Teens and Mental Health Awareness

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On Monday, March 26th, from 7:00-8:00 pm, Jean Vazza of Hopkinton Youth Services will facilitate a community-minded discussion on "Teens and Mental Health Awareness" at the Hopkinton Public Library. Topics of focus for this small, group-style discussion include awareness of mental health, signs, frequency and identification of mental health disorders, how to discuss mental health issues with teens, and the importance of reducing stigma, and community resources. Participants are invited to contribute their perspectives and suggestions.

beFree Handball Tournament Friday March 17

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The beFREE! Project is sponsoring another alternative social event for High School students this Saturday night. This event is open to all Hopkinton High School students.

beFREE! HANDBALL TOURNAMENT
Saturday, March 17th 7:00 - 10:00PM
High School Athletic Center
Admission: $5 per player, teams must register at HS by Thursday
Admission is FREE to watch friends play.

High School students are encouraged to come watch their friends compete for prizes and bragging rights!

Alzheimer's Support - Senior Center March 12

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All Things Senior Center

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Hopkinton Drug Lecture Series: Gastrointestinal Health

Watch the HCAM News video to see highlights from the presenation by Dr. Sarika Arora held at the Senior Center on Thursday, January 26 as part of the Hopkinton Drug Lecture Series.

Dr. Arora's full presentation covering gastrointestinal health and balance and its relationship to food sensitivities and skin conditions, can be found here on the HCAM website.

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