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Golden Pond Celebrates National Assisted Living Week with “Homemade Happiness” Theme

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In observance of National Assisted Living Week®, September 8 to 14, Golden Pond Assisted Living will sponsor a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding community to celebrate “Homemade Happiness.”

The “Homemade Happiness” theme acknowledges the contributions of staff, residents, and families in making the assisted living community a home for residents.

MassHealth Launches New Program to Stop Fraudulent Provider Billing

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Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) John Polanowicz today announced the launch of an innovative new program that will help detect and prevent provider fraud, waste and abuse in real-time, by freezing payments to providers with suspicious claims, until they are investigated.

You and Your Doctor

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Since the days of the Greek physician Hippocrates, the physician-patient relationship has generally been regarded as a key part of good health care.

While medicine in most every way is light years away from the days of the venerable Greek physician who practiced before the time of Christ, choosing a medical doctor is still one of the most important decisions a person can make about his or her health care.

Golden Pond Launches New Website

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Assisted Living at Golden Pond, an independent lifestyle and assisted living community, today announced the launch of its redesigned website, which supports navigation through smartphone and tablet devices, as well as provides enhanced resources to caregivers, seniors and professionals.

The new website comes online in advance of the grand opening of Golden Pond’s expanded facility, scheduled for October, which will offer additional apartments and new services for residents. Golden Pond is located at 50 West Main Street in Hopkinton.

West Nile Virus Found in Nearby Holliston

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that West Nile virus (WNV) was detected in a mosquito collected in Holliston. According to a press release from Ann McCobb, Holliston’s Health Director, crews from the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) sprayed on Wednesday and are planning continued mosquito control efforts.

West nile virus (WNV) is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito, but by taking precautions, people can help to protect themselves.

Physician Focus: Dealing with Grief

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Naomi Simon, M.D., and John Fromson, M.D., this month on Physician Focus discussing complicated grief

Each of us will experience the loss of a loved one at one time or another, an experience that pushes us into a period of intense grief. Most people, after a time, will adapt successfully to the loss and begin to move forward with their lives. Some, however, find it much harder to accept the loss and develop what is called complicated grief, a severe and persistent grief that occurs for 12 months or more.

Westborough Family Physician Transferring to Hopkinton Practice

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Tri-County Medical Associates is pleased to announce and welcome Family Medicine Physician, Benjamin Lieberman, MD. For the last 12 years, Dr. Lieberman practiced at Westborough Family Medicine. Beginning mid-August, Dr. Lieberman will join Hopkinton Family Practice along with Dr. Cindy Handler. New patients and families are also being welcomed at this time. Appointments can be made by calling 508-435-4414.

Losing the Weight

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For nearly a decade, obesity has challenged tobacco as the single biggest cause of death and disease in the United States. Millions of words have described its prevalence and dangers, and a raft of programs from public and private organizations and governments at all levels have been created to reduce the nation’s collective waistline.

All have had modest results, however, and obesity continues to be epidemic: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, today about 36 percent of adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents are considered obese.

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Video Highlights: Hopkinton's 2013 Relay for Life

Relay for Life is an 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 skies on June 21st, Hopkinton kicked off their 7th annual relay at the High School. 745 participants consisting of 75 teams attended the all-night event, which raised over $150,000 for The American Cancer Society. For those who participated, each had their own reason for why they relay.

During the event, members of each team take turns walking laps around the track. There are two special laps throughout the course of the event, the luminaria ceremony, a lap of silence dedicated to the memory of those who have passed away from cancer, and the survivors lap, which honors those who have overcome the disease. This year, there were 40 survivors in attendance and the lap was dedicated to the memory of Donna McGuire, an original member of the Hopkinton Relay for Life committee who passed away last August.

For those not walking the track, there were plenty of activities during the night, including live music, a dunk tank, and games around the field. The event takes about a year to organize, with about 15 to 20 student and adult volunteers on the planning committee.

Over the past seven years, Hopkinton Relay for Life has raised over $915,000.

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Highlights: 10th Annual Timlin 5K Road Race

Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the 10th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Road Race to Cure ALS, complete with scenes from the start and finish and a look at the family fun events following the race.

To see the compete list of results, Click Here.

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