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Board of Health Passes Plastic Bag Ban and Increases Tobacco Age

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On Monday Night, the Hopkinton Board of Health hosted two Public Hearings. The first public hearing was "to consider adoption of a reduction in Single-Use plastic check out bags." The regulation bans single-use plastic check-out bags at any retail or grocery store within the town of Hopkinton. After no protest at the Public Hearing, the Board of Health voted unanimously to pass the regulation. The Board of Health will be the enforcing authority to ensure that all retail and grocery store businesses within Hopkinton comply with the regulation.

Project Abbie Update

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Project Abbie won the HubMadness 2018 competition for the most innovative technology idea in Boston tech! Thank you for your support and voting over the last week!

Project Abbie, at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, has made incredible progress! The team is working in conjunction with Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dementia Conversations - Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning at Senior Center 3/21

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DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS- Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about: Deciding when to stop driving, Going to the doctor, Making legal and financial plans.

Tuesday March 21st 10:30am-Noon
Hopkinton Senior Center - 28 Mayhew St.
Presented by: Denise Thomas - Alzheimer's Association.
1-800-272-3900
www.alz.org

Too much medicine?

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Does more medical care lead to better health? For most of us, the answer to that question would be yes. Annual check-ups and screenings are intended to catch problems early, when they are most treatable.

Recent research, however, is showing that many medical tests and procedures are unnecessary and in some cases, can cause harm. Increasingly, more physicians are wary about the problems caused by ‘too much medicine.”

Rape Aggression Defense Systems Training for Women ONLY

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R.A.D. is an internationally taught realistic hands on self defense training class specifically designed for women (15 hours)

 The program teaches and emphasizes awareness, avoidance and physical self defense with the tools we possess with us at all times (hands, feet, elbows, knees, head, etc…)

 All ages, sizes and physical capabilities are welcome (ages 14, 15 or 16; parental waiver will be needed – 13 and under is too young for this class)

 The class is sponsored by the Hopkinton Police Department and free of charge  Manuals are provided

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First Look: A New Episode of Physician Focus

Airing tonight, December 5 on HCAM-TV at 8:30 PM, learn all about superbugs on Physician Focus. Check out the preview below!

The Town of Hopkinton Seeks a Full-Time Public Safety Dispatcher

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Under general guidance of the Dispatch Supervisor and direction of the Chief of Police, the Public Safety Dispatchers are part of the Public Safety Communications Center. Our dedicated and highly trained professionals routinely offer life-saving medical instructions in addition to providing accurate public safety information.

Town of Hopkinton Seeks a Part-Time (up to 19 hours per week) Counselor for its Youth and Family Services

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Are you passionate about working with children, adolescents, and their families? Hopkinton is seeking a Counselor who embraces a strengths perspective to help youth and families move through challenges, build resilience, and thrive.

Early Registration for Against the Tide

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Registration for the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition's Against the Tide event is now open. The event will take place at the Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 17 in 2017 and at Nickerson State Park in Brewster on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

The race will start at 8:30 AM with the competitive swim/aquathon and 5K/10K run portions. The walk portion will be at 8:50 AM, the recreational swim will be at 9:45 AM, and the kayaking event will be at 10:45 AM. Participants can take part in one, two, or three of the events in any combination.

Good health care: A matter of trust

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Getting good health care is a goal everyone should want to achieve. But it can be difficult, as the health care system continues to undergo rapid change. With new models of care, increasingly complex insurance plans, patients can easily and quickly become confused and frustrated.
The first step to good care, however, is picking a primary care physician.

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