Obesity: More than Diet and Exercise

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For decades, obesity has been a major health issue affecting citizens of all ages. Today, the condition is considered epidemic in the U.S., with nearly 35 percent of American adults and almost 13 million children 2-19 years old having obesity.

Important Water Supply Update

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The Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary has issued a drought warning for our area, which means severe drought conditions persist. Based on this declaration, Mass DEP and the Hopkinton Emergency Management Team recommend restrictions on outdoor use.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

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Learn to take control of your diabetes with this free workshop! The workshop meets on Monday, September 12, 19, and 26, and on October 3, 17, and 24. It takes place at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street in Hopkinton, from 12:30-3:00 PM.

During these six courses, you will learn:

- Techniques to deal with diabetes symptoms, fatigue, pain, and hyper/hypoglycemia
- Better nutrition and exercise choices
- How to improve your patient/physician relationship
- Medications and Management
- Skills to manage symptoms

Yoga - A Way of Life

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A discourse and demonstration by Shubhada Wavikar of The Sacred Grove, a yoga studio in Hopkinton, MA., will take place at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00 PM. Shuba will talk about the origin, types and branches of yoga. We will discuss the mind - body - soul connection in yoga, and note some research supporting yoga's health benefits. We will briefly touch upon postures (asanas), some breathing techniques (pranayama), hand gestures (mudras), and meditation. We will also discuss the concept of mindfulness. We welcome you to attend this workshop.

Medical records enter the digital age

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If you’ve been to visit your physician lately, you’ve likely experienced one of major changes in health care today: the electronic medical record, or EMR.

The adoption of EMRs has been one of the most rapid advances of technology in the medical field, and it has affected both physicians and patients. More than 90 percent of physicians in Massachusetts now use some form of electronic medical record to track a patient's care.

This one’s for the men

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And the ones who care about them…. The studies and statistics don’t lie: Men are more likely to die of heart disease, more prone to be killed in accidents, and more apt to suffer from drug or alcohol addictions than women.

The fact is when it comes to individual health, men fare far worse than women.

“Men have really not taken good care of themselves,” says primary care physician Frederic Schwartz, M.D., co-chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Men’s Health Committee.

The Spread and Fear of Infectious Disease

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The rise of an infectious disease presents two challenges: first, containing the infection to as small a geographic area as possible, and second, reducing or even preventing the fear that comes with it. In an age when an outbreak can be just a plane ride away and when instant communication by multiple channels takes but a matter of seconds, both challenges present difficult tasks.

The Hopkinton Public Library presents Yoga - A Way of Life

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Yoga - A Way of Life will be a discourse and demonstration by Shubhada Wavikar of The Sacred Grove, a yoga studio in Hopkinton, MA. The event will be held at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Monday, June 20 at 7:00 PM.

June 21st is International Yoga Day! Have you ever been curious about yoga, but don't quite know what it involves? Or perhaps you are an experienced practitioner looking to expand your yogic horizons.

A cancer that’s preventable

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An estimated 50,000 Americans die annually from colorectal cancer, about 12,000 more than a capacity crowd at Fenway Park. After lung cancer, the disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women in the United States.

The sad part of the story is that colorectal cancer can be prevented through screening. Yet 23 million adults – about one in three – don’t get screened as recommended.

The Top Public Health Priority

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In the last five years, nearly 3,800 Massachusetts residents have died from opioid and/or prescription drug overdoses. Thousands more have overdosed on the drugs, but have eluded death, mostly through the heroic efforts of first responders. And while multiple efforts have been undertaken by many people to attack the epidemic, and some progress has been achieved, deaths and overdoses are still occurring.


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