5 Tips for Having “The Talk” This Summer

Summer is a time for beach days, barbeques, adventures and hanging out with family and friends. It is also a common time for young people to try alcohol. The good news is that research shows that kids whose parents/guardians talk to them about drugs and alcohol, are...

Prom & Graduation Season

It’s that time of year again; prom and graduation season is officially underway! This time of year is marked by a lot of celebrations and parties. Unfortunately, this can also be a common time of year for teens to use harmful substances, like alcohol, marijuana,...

The Science of Happiness

  Recently, I had the chance to hear Dr. Catherine Sanderson give a talk on the Science of the Happiness at the Braintree Town Hall. This event was sponsored by Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan and the Braintree Community Partnership on Substance use. Dr. Sanderson has her...

Balancing Adversity with HOPE

The experiences we have as children, both positive and negative, can have lasting impacts on our health and behavior as adults. You may have heard of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). The idea of ACEs came out of a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente from...

Bullying Prevention

Recently, Susan Poirer, Public Health Nurse for the Town of Milton, wrote an article for the Milton Times on bullying prevention. I wanted to share this article for two reasons. First, bullying is an important public health issue that can have lasting impacts on the...