health

CHNA 15 Communities Resource Forum: "Facts and Fiction About Marijuana"

From date: 
Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:30pm

As part of its Healthy Communities Resource Forum, CHNA 15 will be hosting "Facts and Fiction About Marijuana," featuring Dr. Kevin Hill, M.D., M.H.S. The forum will take place on Thursday, January 5, at the Acton Public Safety Building (371 Main St., Acton MA). From 1:30-2pm there will be networking and refreshments and from 2-4:30pm there will be a business meeting and community forum.

Health and Wellness Fair

From date: 
Mon, 02/08/2016 - 5:00pm

Get Your Free Flu Shots this Holiday Season

Flu Shots in the Woburn area

By Jennifer Fox Williams, MPH & SCI Volunteer Health Blogger

Getting an annual flu shot can be one of the easiest and most effective ways of avoiding the flu.  The flu, or influenza, is a respiratory illness that can range from mild to severe. In severe cases, it can result in hospitalization or even death.  Some people, such as young children, elderly people, and people with certain medical conditions are at greater risk for complications resulting from the flu.  

Getting a flu shot once a year helps protect you and the people around you.  If don’t get the flu, you can’t pass the flu onto others.

 

Social Capital & Health Forum on May 8

Social Capital Inc.(SCI)  is excited to announce an SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health scheduled for May 8th, 2015. The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health. Galea’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion on the links between social capital and health outcomes featuring local health practitioners, public officials, philanthropists, and community health advocates.

Health Carnival at the Boys and Girls Club

Boys and Girls Club of WoburnThe Boys and Girls Club of Woburn in conjunction with UMass-Boston will be hosting a Health Carnival this Saturday, November 7th from 1 to 4pm.  We would like to invite all to come down to learn how to improve your healthy habits through interactive displays and activities!  Challenge your knowledge of the food pyramid, better your tooth brushing techniques, and test your physical prowess on the obstacle course!

SCI Woburn Youth Council Debuts "Speak Up for Healthy Teen Relationships!"

Speak Up!SCI's Woburn Youth Council hosted an evening screening of its recently completed Public Service Announcement (PSA)  "Speak Up for Healthy Teen Relationships!" Saturday evening at the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn.  The PSA was presented during an evening of activities set up for Woburn teens.  A great group of teens joined Woburn Youth Council members to think about how to make teens in Woburn safer, healthier and happier.

Does anyone know local flu shot locations/dates?

Does anyone know of upcoming flu shot dates/locations?  I haven't gotten one before but need to this year...thanks for any tips!

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