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Hopkins Walk to School

For the past three years in May, as part of Fitness Month in Massachusetts, Hopkins School Wellness teachers have planned the Walk to School event, which gives both students and teachers a chance to walk around the High School track before the start of school. According to Wellness Teacher Peter Torilli, not only does the program, held on May 14th this year, have physical benefits, but social and academic ones as well.

Watch the HCAM News video for more!

Relay for Life Fundraiser at Bill's Pizza May 7

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The Pink Warriors Relay for Life Team is holding fundraiser on Tuesday, May 7 from 5-8PM at Bill's Pizza. Ten percent (10%) of sales will be donated by Bill's PIzza to Relay for Life, but make sure you let them know that you are there for the fundraiser. To date, the team has raised a total of $715 and is working towards their goal of $3,000.

When: Tuesday May 7
Any time from 5-8 PM
Where: Bills Pizza
Why: Bill’s will donate 10% of sales to Relay For Life

Replacement parts

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Joints feel achy? Finding it harder to get up those stairs? Thinking about replacing a hip or knee?

Joint replacements are rising rapidly, with more than million people a year getting new joints, usually a hip or knee. And as the baby boomers approach their mid-sixties and obesity continues to be a problem, the number of replacements is expected to increase.

DPW Adds More Days for the Recycling Center

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Please be advised that Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center, located on Route 135 at the Hopkinton/Westborough Town Line, will be open on Sundays this Spring beginning April 21, 2013 for five consecutive weeks for Leaf and Brush Disposal and Spring Cleanup.

Additional dates and times are as follows:
Sunday April 21, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday April 28, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 5, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 12, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 19, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Jump Rope Demo at Elmwood School

They do pushups, jump on pogo sticks, and shoot hoops...all while jumping rope. The Miscoe Hill Skippers, a middle school jump rope team from Upton, get a chance to show off their impressive skills at a select number of schools each year. And on March 28th, Elmwood students were treated to the Skippers' blend of grace and athleticism.

The performance was a reward for Elmwood's continuous support of the American Heart Association. For the past nineteen years, the school has raised over $180,000 as part of the AHA's Jump Rope for Heart program, in which students raise money by jumping rope for a certain period of time. The Skippers' are a demo team for the AHA, meaning that they perform at schools across the state to raise awareness not only about the organization, but about how jump roping is a fun way to stay heart healthy. The goal of their performances is not only to inspire, but to illustrate important life lessons such as teamwork and perseverance.

The Skippers' performance, as well as the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, coincide with Elmwood's wellness unit on jump rope. And the students were certainly inspired to jump, as the Skippers stayed several hours afterward for both gym and recess to work with many of them on improving their skills.

What’s a patient to do?

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Michael Barry, M.D. and Mavis Jaworski, M.D. discuss Checkups and Screenings, this month on Physician Focus

The annual physical and other periodic screenings have been considered important steps to sound medical care, offering prevention against illness and disease. But recent studies have called this notion into question, as research has shown that such testing has had no effect on reducing disease or death, and in some cases, can cause harm.

So what’s a patient to do?

Save the Date: Brain Drain Seminar April 3

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The last seminar for the school year presented under the direction of the Hopkinton Wellness Committee entitled "Brain Drain - Adolescents and Addiction: Why the Teen Brain is Vulnerable", is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium.

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Hopkinton Wellness Fair

As a way to promote overall health and well being in the community, the HPTA, in conjunction with the Wellness Department, held its 11th annual Wellness Fair on March 9th at the High School. Over forty organizations were at the fair representing all forms of health including physical health, mental health, exercise, safety, and nutrition.

For the past few years, the HPTA has also held its Summer Activities Fair alongside the Wellness Fair, in which attendees have the opportunity to learn about approximately thirty New England-based summer programs.

Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the program.

To see photos from the event, visit the HCAM photo website

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Hopkinton Drug Kicks Off Health Lecture Series

Hopkinton Drug kicked off its popular Health Lecture Series on February 21 with a presentation from Dr. Richard Mulroy about Joint Replacement. Thanks to HCAM volunteer Tom Dings, the complete lecture was recorded and is currently playing on HCAM-TV, Comcast channel 8 and Verizon channel 30. For a preview of the show, watch the HCAM News video below.

To check the HCAM-TV schedule for air date and time, Click Here.

The program will also be available shortly for online viewing.

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.

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