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Cool Thinking Under Pressure Nets Armstrong Ambulance Awards

From left are Vale Santiago, dad Jolimar Santiago, mom Diana Santiago, baby Kirk Santiago and Communications Manager Jeff Scott, who helped dad deliver Kirk when mom went into labor earlier this year. Courtesy photo. With grace under pressure, Armstrong Ambulance Service Inc. of Arlington has received two awards for its work in emergency medical services. […]

Medford Non-profit Helping with Ebola Outbreak

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a Medford-based global health nonprofit organization, announced this week it will help in the fight to contain Ebola. According to a statement from MSH, the organization is “mobilizing its expertise and resources at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia to help the Ministry of Health develop community care […]

Regional Forum on Opioid Abuse to be Held in Reading

Later this month, Senator Jason Lewis, the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and the Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition will present a regional dialogue on opioid abuse. Residents of the 5th Middlesex district and neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts and feedback. The presentation will take place on Thursday, October 23, […]

Mobile Food Market Begins This Month

On Saturday, October 11th from 1PM – 2PM there will be a Mobile Food Market available for Medford residents in need at the WIC Office at 239 Commercial Street in Malden. Donations of fresh produce, dairy, and other refrigerated items are offered free of charge. Medford residents will receive approximately 30 pounds of fresh food […]

Carroll’s Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s already October, which means Breast Cancer Awareness month is underway. Staff at Carroll’s Restaurant in Medford are showing their support with pink t-shirts. Courtesy photo. –

Mass. Eye and Ear Opens New Location in Medford

Mass. Eye and Ear is extending its high-quality, compassionate care north of Boston by opening a new center for otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat or E.N.T. care) and audiology (hearing care) in Medford, and by welcoming Dukhee Rhee, M.D., to its established E.N.T. practice in Stoneham. Together, these physicians and their state-of-the-art practice sites will […]

Prescription Drug Take Back Event September 27th

Medford Police and Medford Board of Health are hosting a “National Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, September 27. Items accepted include pills, tablets, capsules, cough medicine, creams/salves, and any other medications. Needles/syringes, medical devices (IV bags, home infusion items), thermometers, and medical instruments will not be accepted. The event is for residential drop offs […]

Local Health Departments Encourage Flu Immunizations

September is National Preparedness Month; federal, state, and local emergency preparedness officials have been suggesting various ways to ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth are ready for any emergency, manmade or natural. One issue that consistently has local health officials worried continues to be the possibility of another Flu pandemic. An outbreak of Influenza […]

Registration Open for 8th Annual Granara-Skerry Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run

The 8th Annual Granara-Skerry Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run is taking place on Saturday, September 27. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Massachusetts General Hospital for Pancreatic Cancer research. The Run/Walk will start and end at the American Legion Hall on Winthrop Street. Registration will begin at 8:30AM. The Run will start at 10:00AM, […]

Sisters Against Ovarian Cancer Walk September 20

The 7th Annual Ovarian Cancer Walk in Memory of Marie Spinale is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th at the Maple Grove Area of the Stone Zoo. The 5 mile walk around Spot Pond will spread its message of the importance of early detection in the treatment of ovarian cancer and raise money to support related […]