December 1, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine and Children – What You Should Know

Children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you’re a parent or guardian of a child in this age range, you may have questions and concerns about getting your child vaccinated.  Here are answers to the most common ques... continue »
November 8, 2021

COVID-19 Booster Shots: What You Need to Know

In recent months the FDA has given authorization for COVID-19 booster shots for certain populations. Over time, the particular booster shots available as well as the people recommended to receive them have expanded. As the situation continues to deve... continue »
August 31, 2021

Addiction and Overdose Are on the Rise: Here’s What Everyone Should Know

Substance use and overdoses are increasing nationwide as well as here in Massachusetts. Both are significant threats to personal and public health that were already increasing prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both have risen even more rapidly since th... continue »
April 16, 2021

6 Reasons To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

If you are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but still have not, take note – there are many reasons why you should get vaccinated as soon as possible. Beyond your health and safety, the benefits of being vaccinated extend to your f... continue »
January 28, 2021

Rising Addiction During COVID-19: The Signs to Look For

Data strongly suggests that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic – which have included great emotional and financial stress for many – has led to an increase in substance use and, along with that, an increase in relapsing as well as new addiction... continue »
December 23, 2020

Dealing with Depression During COVID’s “Dark Winter”

Living with the stresses and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the toll on mental health continues to mount. The arrival of a vaccine brings a glimmer of hope that the worst will be behind us soon – but not before the long, dark winter mon... continue »
December 14, 2020

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health Through COVID-19

The disruptions to everyday life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have put a significant strain on mental health for everyone, including children. The impacts of social distancing, missing out on favorite activities or milestone events, adjustments to... continue »
December 7, 2020

COVID-19 Is Increasing Mental Health Disorders and Addiction – Here’s What You Need to Know

The direct physical illness caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is, of course, an extreme threat to public health. But the impact on everyday life that the pandemic is having is also causing a secondary crisis – a significant increase in me... continue »
October 23, 2020

Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life: What You Need to Know

Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the U.S. It is also the leading cause of cancer deaths, even among non-smokers. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of breast, prostate and colon cancers combined.... continue »
August 20, 2020

Flu VS. COVID-19: What You Need to Know

With the current coronavirus pandemic and the annual flu season approaching, it’s important to be aware of what symptoms to look for that indicate you may have either flu or COVID-19, how the symptoms of the two viruses overlap and differ, and most... continue »

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