Director’s Corner

Director’s Corner

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

West Nile Virus

No, I don’t think you need to wear a bug hood like I did in Alaska this summer.  We would, however, suggest good mosquito repellent during mosquito season. West Nile Virus is a viral infection that is spread by mosquito bites.  It was first identified in 1999 in New York City.  Outbreaks are sporadic and […]

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Maria’s Story

After being diagnosed with a Lymphoma-type cancer in 2016, Maria’s life changed dramatically.  She went from being an established hairdresser in Melrose to being a full-time patient.  Her son Robert is now living with her and caring for her. Over the past two years Maria has had all types of scans (PET scans, MRI scans, […]

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Tuberculosis (TB) News

Tuberculosis is an infection caused by the bug mycobacterium tuberculosis.  People are screened for TB with the skin prick test that is looked at a few days later for reaction. If redness and swelling develop at the skin prick site, that means you have been exposed to TB, and your body has developed an immune […]

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June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. AD begins slowly. It first involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. People with AD may have trouble remembering things that […]

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Cape Ann License Plate

Did you know that you can get an official Cape Ann license plate and that your purchase will help our Camp Fund? Even if you don’t live on Cape Ann, you may love it anyway. The Chamber s of Commerce throughout Massachusetts try to sell these license plates for various communities. If our local Chamber […]

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