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 primary concerns are camping and sports injuries.  Youth at summer...

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....

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 Organization alcohol can be a major contributor to intimate partner...

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...