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Hopkinton Drug Hypothyroidism Lecture Canceled

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Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Hopkinton Drug has canceled Dr. Blanchard's lecture on hypothyroidism, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 7th, 2013.

Hopkinton Drug has rescheduled Dr. Blanchard's hypothyroidism lecture for Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 7 PM at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

Big numbers, tragic topic

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From left: Bruce Karlin, M.D., Robert Sege, M.D., Elliot Pittel, M.D. This month on Physician Focus.

The numbers tell a story all by themselves. Whether it be bullying, dating or street violence, assaults or homicides, violence and child abuse remain huge concerns.

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Guest Chef Day at Elmwood School

On Thursday, February 14, students at Elmwood School were treated to pumpkin smoothies as part of Guest Chef Day, a program brought to the cafeteria by Whitsons Culinary Group and Chef Kim Reynolds.

Watch the HCAM News video to see what the students thought about the smoothies.

‘Taking the life out of life’

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The condition can affect everyone, without regard for age or social, ethnic, or economic background. It’s a disease of the brain, not the body, and it reaches about one in ten adults in the U.S. every year.

“Depression is not just having a bad day,” says Marie Hobart, M.D., “It is really a serious medical illness that can be very debilitating and even life threatening. It really takes the life out of life.”

BayPath Elder Services Needs Input to Develop Website

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Are you a caregiver for an elderly loved one or do you work as a caregiver? BayPath Elder Services needs your help.

Blood Drive to Help Save Lives

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What can you accomplish in around an hour? Well, in just one hour of your time you may help save up to as many as three lives by donating blood. And now you have a chance to do just that! The BeFree! Project and the Red Cross club are sponsoring a blood drive on the MLK Day of Giving Back, Monday January 21st at the Hopkinton Middle School from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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What to Do If You Get the Flu

Watch the HCAM News video with Dr. Michael Newstein, MD, PhD, a specialist in Infectious Disease medicine at the Milford Regional Medical Center, as he talks about what to expect for the 2012 -2013 flu season, what to do if you get the flu, and when to see your doctor.

For more information about the seasonal flu, visit the Center for Disease Control website.

Why You Should Give Blood: "Mary's Story"

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From Hopkinton resident Jackie Potenzone:

I read an article in the news on the critical shortage of blood at this time and the need for donations. I want to tell you why I donated blood after reading the story, and why I'm now a blood donor.

Cancer Care Items Needed for MLK Day of Giving Back

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In preparation for the Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Grace United Methodist Church will be collecting items for 100 Cancer Care packages at their shared facilities at 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton. Collection hours are Tuesdays – Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, now through Thursday, January 17th.

A Healthy You: Part Two

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This January, on Physician Focus: From left: B. Dale Magee, M.D., Medical students Mitchell Li, Matthew DeWolf

In December’s Physician Focus, we examined the effects that physical activity and exercise can have on your health – the benefits to your heart and circulatory system and keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure in check, among other advantages.

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