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Health Disparities in Substance Use Prevention

Health Disparities in Substance Use Prevention

By Chris Cobb Why Disparities and Health Equity Matter in Substance Use Prevention for Youth “Disparity.” What comes to your mind when you hear this word? Oxford English Dictionary defines...

Summer Camp and Sports Injuries

Summer Camp and Sports Injuries

By Barbara Edmonson As the school year ends and summer approaches, thousands of youth sustain injuries from bike accidents, sports and just common injuries that can occur at any time.  Two...

Prom & Graduation Season

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...

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...

Intimate Partner Violence & Alcohol

By Paul Williams If you suffer abuse from an intimate partner, please stop what you’re doing, and call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). According to the World Health...

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...

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,...

Vaping & JUULing: What Parents Should Know

This fall I was inundated with requests from curious and concerned parents and schools about vaping.  Vaping among youth has skyrocketed.  Particularly I heard questions about the use of...

‘Tis the Season to Talk

Next week is Thanksgiving which marks the beginning of the holiday season. The holidays are a time for celebrations with friends and family and a perfect opportunity to talk with the kids and young...

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