Alzheimer's Disease for Caregivers

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Staff from Hopkinton Health Center, Geriatric and Adult Day Care, will present on Alzheimer's Disease for Caregivers at the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 PM. Lori-ann Sumner has a Master's degree in Social Work and diplomas in Whole Health Education and Wellness Coaching. She will provide an informative session for caregivers on symptoms of Alzheimer's, behavior changes, skill development and self care for caregivers, options, and resources.

Free February Events at Golden Pond

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Golden Pond Assisted Living invites you to our free events taking place throughout the month of February. On Monday, February 9, there will be a Veteran’s Talk. What is the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit, and who is eligible? This talk is presented by John Givner, Director of Veteran Services for the town of Hopkinton. The talk is from 6:30-8:00 PM, and there is a free Open House tour at the same time.

Opiate Abuse: What Doctors Think

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We hear about it all too often: a life cut short from opiate abuse. Death from drug overdose is now the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. While drugs like heroin remain a prime cause of such deaths, most of the more than 38,000 annual drug overdose deaths in the U.S. – 60 percent - are related to pharmaceuticals. And of those, 75 percent involve prescription pain medicines

Hopkinton Physicians Kick Off 11th Year of Physician Focus

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Physician Focus begins its 2015 season with a decidedly Hopkinton flavor, as two local physicians discuss chronic kidney disease, a serious condition that affects more than 20 million Americans.

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.


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