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Local Dentist Offers Free Sealants for Children

Watch the HCAM News video to learn where your child can receive free dental services as part of the Fall for Smiles program.

Did you know that recent surveys found that more than one-third of those who regularly visit the dentist have cut back? While this might be understandable with our current economy, .routine dental visits play a vital role in preventing oral and systemic disease and keeping future healthcare costs down.

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Medicare Changes for 2012

Medicare is the comprehensive health insurance plan for seniors 65 and older. Sometimes understanding the ins and outs of the system, as well as yearly changes, can be quite complex. Therefore, the Senior Center recently hosted a presentation devoted to educating residents on upcoming changes regarding Medicare.

The SHINE program, or Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders, is an organization dedicated to providing seniors with information regarding heath benefits.

Hopkinton Police Department to Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day

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On Saturday October 29, 2011 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.

Senator Spilka's Senior Health & Wellness Fair

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Join Senator Karen Spilka at her 7th annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00am - 1:30pm at the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School, located at 750 Winter Street in Framingham. Senator Spilka’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair provides a forum for our seniors to learn more about ways they can continue to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and gives them the opportunity to engage in an active discussion to address the programs and issues they consider important parts of their everyday lives.

Baptiste Teacher and Mentor Coming to bCalm Power Yoga

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bCalm Power Yoga is excited to announce that Baptiste teacher and mentor Jane Cargill is coming to bCalm in Hopkinton to teach a FREE All Levels Class on Thursday, Oct. 20th at 9am to those who are interested in participating in her upcoming Workshop at bCalm ~ Empowering the Student/Teacher Within.

Genetics Expert to Speak at Hopkinton Drug Lecture Series

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Hopkinton Drug’s annual lecture series will be highlighted with a visit by Dr. Aubrey Milunsky MD, a Geneticist whose work with Genetics, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology has earned him rights as one of the front-runners in the prevention and cure of disease using personal gene story research.

EEE Positive Mosquitio Pool in Hopkinton

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The Board of Health was notified today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) of a confirmed Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) positive mosquito pool in the North Street area of town.

The Mass. Dept. of Public Health (MDPH) confirmed that a collection of mosquitoes from a CMMCP surveillance site in the North Street area of town has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Weather conditions are not favorable for any spraying as has been done in recent weeks; personal protection is the best line of defense for residents until we have a good hard frost.

Meet the Author whose book about Alzheimer's topped the charts at

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Compass Memory Support Assisted Living at Hopkinton is hosting a book signing and reading with a popular author whose book about her family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease topped the charts on The public is invited to attend the event on Monday, November 7th at 2:00 pm at the Hopkinton Senior Center located at 28 Mayhew Street in Hopkinton. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by November 4th to Eric Varin, Compass at Hopkinton, 508-435-1011.

Breathing Easy

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Mavis Jaworski, M.D., and Ronald Sen, M.D., on this month's Physician Focus

There’s a reason you see lots of those commercials for COPD on television. It’s a common, life-threatening lung disease that claims close to 125,000 lives each year and is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder is one of a number of common respiratory conditions – such as asthma and tuberculosis - that affect millions of people around the world and present major challenges to our public health as well as our personal health.

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To Your Health: Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Hello – and welcome to the HCAM News monthly medical segment “To Your Health.” I’m Dr. Jim Kenealy.

Fall is here and our children are flocking back to school. Their active, young brains need constant refueling. A healthy lunch and nutritious snacks are critical to your child’s academic success.

The FDA recommends that you keep three things in mind when preparing lunches and snacks for young scholars:

  • First, control portion size. Some “one package” items actually may contain more than one serving per package — it’s important to read labels and nutrition blocks.


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