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Eating Disorders

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“Eating disorders take over people’s lives. They change the way you live. They take a lot of time, take up a lot of psychological space, and seriously disrupt lives.”

That blunt description comes from Esther Dechant, M.D., medical director of the Klarman Eating Disorders Center at McLean Hospital in Belmont. Scary stuff.

Hopkinton Area Lyme Friends

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Are you or is someone you know affected by Lyme Disease or other tick-borne illness? Do you experience chronic fatigue, joint or muscle pain, inability to focus and can’t seem to find out why?

The purpose of this group is for those who wish to share their experiences with Lyme disease or may be interested in learning more about current
articles in magazines and newspapers, current Lyme disease legislation proposals, and sources of information on the internet. We are not doctors;

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Sandy Beach is Open

At 10:30 on Thursday August 11, Parks and Recreation Director Mike Preite announced that Sandy Beach has been reopened. In a statement released by The Board of Health, Administrator Ed Wirtanen says, "I have heard from the testing laboratory that the water samples taken at Sandy Beach on August 9, 2011 are within bathing water standards. The Parks and Recreation Department have re-opened the beach for swimming."

Watch the HCAM News video below for a quick visit to Sandy Beach.

Parkinson’s Disease: 60 and older

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Despite incredible discoveries and advancing technologies, medicine still has its mysteries. Count Parkinson’s disease among them, at least partially. Its cause is unknown, and there’s no cure at present or near at hand.

A neurological disorder of the brain that strikes a person’s muscle control and bodily movements, Parkinson’s disease affects nearly one million people in the United States, with 50,000 to 60,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. It generally occurs in people 60 years and older.

Lyme Disease Support Group Meets Tomorrow

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Are you, or is someone you know, affected by Lyme Disease or other tick-borne illness? Do you experience chronic fatigue, join or muscle pain, inability to focus and can't seem to find out why?

Consider Hopkinton Area Lyme Friends (H.A.L.F.).
Meeting: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Where: Milford Public Library (in the Children's Room)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist is Welcomed in Milford

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Philip Ciaramicoli, Jr., president of Tri-County Medical Associates, Inc. (Tri-County Medical) is pleased to welcome John B. Levine, M.D., Ph.D.to Tri-County Medical’s staff. Dr. Levine will direct the newly opened practice, Pediatric and Adolescent Behavioral Health, which is located in the Hill Health Building at Milford Regional Medical Center.

Weston Nurseries to Host Pink Day on July 30

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Weston Nurseries, Inc. announces that it will host its first Pink Day on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Hopkinton and Chelmsford Garden Centers. Pink Day is a fundraiser event at garden centers across North America to raise money for breast cancer research.

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To Your Health, Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

To Your Health, July 2011
“Drowning Prevention & Water Safety”

Hello and welcome to a steamy summer edition of the HCAM News monthly medical segment To Your Health. I’m Dr. Jim Kenealy.
Taking a cool dip in a pool, lake or the ocean is a natural, refreshing way to escape the heat and humidity of summer. Swimming is also a great way to exercise – providing an excellent cardiovascular work- out, without putting a strain on the back or pounding away on weight-bearing bones and joints. That’s why aquatic exercises are recommend for those with arthritis, back problems or the elderly.

Focus on Medication Safety

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Medicines are wonderful things. From over-the-counter painkillers like basic aspirin to the prescription drugs now seen daily in television ads, they cure and provide relief from many ills and diseases, from headaches to respiratory conditions to tropical diseases. But there’s a downside as well.

“Medication errors are among the highest number of errors we encounter in medicine, in the hospital and in the home,” says Mary Anna Sullivan, M.D., President of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors.

Timlin Race Tomorrow

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8th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event
Saturday June 18, 2011 8:30 AM
5K sold out!

• New this year: Event goes green!!! To check out sustainability initiatives, Click Here.
• AVOID TRAFFIC AND PARKING HASSLES: RIDE YOUR BIKE AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SECURE, BIKE VALET!! OPEN FROM 7 AM UNTIL NOON.
• BRING ANY USED SHOES TO RECYCLE AND SEND TO AFRICA!!

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