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HCAM News Visits the Wellness Fair

On Saturday March 10, the Hopkinton Public Schools presented their 10th annual Wellness Fair. Watch the video as HCAM News video coverage of the day's events.

Teens and Mental Health Awareness

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On Monday, March 26th, from 7:00-8:00 pm, Jean Vazza of Hopkinton Youth Services will facilitate a community-minded discussion on "Teens and Mental Health Awareness" at the Hopkinton Public Library. Topics of focus for this small, group-style discussion include awareness of mental health, signs, frequency and identification of mental health disorders, how to discuss mental health issues with teens, and the importance of reducing stigma, and community resources. Participants are invited to contribute their perspectives and suggestions.

beFree Handball Tournament Friday March 17

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The beFREE! Project is sponsoring another alternative social event for High School students this Saturday night. This event is open to all Hopkinton High School students.

beFREE! HANDBALL TOURNAMENT
Saturday, March 17th 7:00 - 10:00PM
High School Athletic Center
Admission: $5 per player, teams must register at HS by Thursday
Admission is FREE to watch friends play.

High School students are encouraged to come watch their friends compete for prizes and bragging rights!

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Hopkinton Drug Lecture Series: Gastrointestinal Health

Watch the HCAM News video to see highlights from the presenation by Dr. Sarika Arora held at the Senior Center on Thursday, January 26 as part of the Hopkinton Drug Lecture Series.

Dr. Arora's full presentation covering gastrointestinal health and balance and its relationship to food sensitivities and skin conditions, can be found here on the HCAM website.

HPTA Summer Activities & Wellness Fair this Saturday

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The Hopkinton Public Schools present the 10th annual Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 10 from 10am to 2pm at Hopkinton High School. This event will showcase more than 30 groups, organizations, and businesses that promote health, safety and fitness. Visit the Interactive booths, learn about healthy foods and products. Activities for ALL AGES! Events are taking place in the high school cafeteria, the athletic center and the auditorium, so be sure to check the schedule below.

Hopkinton Youth Services: Adolescence and Healthy Body Image

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On Monday, February 27th from 7:00-8:00pm Jean Vazza of Hopkinton Youth Services will facilitate a community-minded discussion on "Adolescence and Healthy Body Image" at the Hopkinton Public Library.

Topics of focus include concerns related to teen dieting, eating disorders, signs of depression, mood swings, drug/alcohol use, addiction and sleep problems. Discussion will emphasize ways of promoting healthy life practices in eating, sleeping, exercise and wellness in the teen years and participants will be encouraged to contribute their concerns and suggestions.

Spilka to Discuss Dangers of Texting While Driving at Keefe Tech

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Senator Karen Spilka will speak to students about the dangers of texting while driving at the Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School in Framingham on Wednesday, December 7th.

The event is part of AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign aimed at raising awareness about the risks of texting and driving. As part of the presentation today, AT&T will show a 10-minute documentary that tells the true stories of young drivers whose lives were altered, or even ended, because of texting and driving.

Adolescent Health Survey Results Tonight

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Topics such as substance abuse, mental health, physical activity, nutrition, bullying, cyber bullying and sexual behavior will all be discussed as the Hopkinton Schools, in conjunction with Hopkinton Youth Services, presents results from the 2010 Metro-West Adolescent Health Survey administered to both middle and high school students last fall.

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Hopkinton Resident Benefits from Home Dialysis

Imagine hearing the news that your kidneys are failing. In order to stay alive, you will now have to spend at least three days a week at a kidney dialysis center on a regular basis. Suddenly, all of your plans, and the way that you live you life, have changed.

That's exactly what happened to Hopkinton resident Frank Plankey, but with the help of an innovative new approach to kidney dialysis by Fresenius Medical Care, Frank is now able to recapture some of his independence and has more time to do the things that he enjoys.

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Senator Spilka Hosts Senior Health Fair

On Saturday October 22nd, Senator Karen Spilka hosted a health fair geared toward area senior citizens at Keefe Tech in Framingham. Before seniors went inside, they were encouraged to get free health screenings in the eye-mobile sponsored by the Greater Ashland Lions. Inside the trailer, seniors had the opportunity to get eye exams including a retinal exam, a hearing exam, and get their blood pressure taken.

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