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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 […]

D.A.R.E. Day September 28th

Medford Lodge of ELKS is sponsoring a D.A.R.E. Day event in the parking lot at 19 Washington Street on Sunday September 28 from 10 am – 2pm. All members of the community are invited to attend. This event will be informative and fun. There will be information about drug prevention and awareness. The Medford Fire […]

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, […]

Health Departments Encourage Individual Preparedness

Local Health Departments are celebrating National Preparedness Month, joining our Emergency Management Directors in encouraging residents to be prepared for any emergency. While we hope that our communities will be prepared to address any emergencies we may face, we know that those families and individuals who plan ahead will have an easier time should an […]

‘Teammates for Trav’ September 13, 2014

Friends, MHS classmates, and Mustang teammates, our great friend Chris Traverse, MHS Class of 1972, is battling ALS. You’ve seen all the challenges online but this is the real deal and Chris needs our help. Please join us on Saturday, September 13th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Carroll’s Restaurant in Medford for “Teammates […]

Medford Resident Inspired by Father’s Diabetes Works to Find a Cure

Javier Bellini, a Medford resident, has witnessed his family struggle with diabetes through many generations. While he has not struggled with the disease himself, his Italian-born father has battled with type 2 diabetes for as long as Javier can remember, along with multiple family members on his father’s side of the family. Coming from a […]

Tufts Study: Kids’ Lunches, Snacks from Home Could be More Healthy

A recent study by Tufts nutritionists of the food brought from home by over 600 Massachusetts students found room for improvement. Read more in the following news release from Tufts: Open a child’s lunch box and you’re likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines. Those are the findings […]