Director’s Corner

Director’s Corner

Read the latest from our Executive Director, Cynthia Bjorlie MD.

Landlord/Tenant Issues

Laura Gallant is a lawyer with the Northeast Justice Center in Lynn. She has been working in the public arena for 25 years, and she recently spoke with us about landlord/tenant issues and the eviction process. I wanted to share some of the information that she presented. Housing conditions Housing must meet the statewide standards […]

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The Thyroid Gland

January is (among other things) Thyroid Awareness Month. Here is some basic information about this fascinating little endocrine (hormone secreting) gland. The thyroid gland sits at the base of the neck under the Adam’s Apple. Normally it can’t be seen or felt. The thyroid gland controls metabolism of the body through the release of thyroid […]

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Coat Drive & Raffle

Help the homeless by donating a used coat and get a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to The Bancroft steak house or $100 certificate for Market Basket. Adult Foster Care of the North Shore (AFCNS) is partnering with Brightview Assisted Living in Danvers to collect coats, boots, winter hats, scarves and gloves. Items […]

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Vaping

E-cigarettes are battery operated devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol that is then inhaled into the lungs. This process (vaping) was introduced to the market in 2007. This year, vaping has been implicated in a newly described lung disease. The disease was described in Wisconsin where there were 53 cases with an average age of 19 years old. There […]

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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy is an allergic contact dermatitis that is a delayed skin reaction to urushiol, the sap of the plant. An allergy is basically the body’s immune system reacting inappropriately to what it recognizes as a poison. The skin reacts a day or two after contact. Intensely itchy reddish blisters form in the areas that […]

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