Director's Corner

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Adult Foster Care Day at the State House

On March 8th, Adult Foster Care of the North Shore visited the State House to celebrate the newly minted Adult Foster Care Day. Siobhan Lucas (AFCNS), Sally Girmaldi (Director, Adult Family Care and Shared Living, Northeast ARC), Cynthia Bjorlie (Executive Director, AFCNS), Ann-Margaret Ferrante (Gloucester, Rockport and Essex State Representative), Noella Kloppenburg (AFCNS), Winnie Thuo […]

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What Not to Say (or Do) When Talking About Cancer

Talking about cancer is hard. It is especially hard when the one you are talking to is afflicted with the disease. Well-meaning comments from family members and friends can come off as wholly inappropriate to a cancer patient. What Not to Say When Talking About Cancer “I know how you feel.” No, you don’t. It […]

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Health Care Challenges for International Patients

Hospitals can be scary places…. scary for anyone, not just someone new to the country, customs, and language. Let’s start with the language. Giving a medical history of your condition and understanding what to do about it are vital. Many US medical centers provide interpreters for many languages, but the great number of languages spoken […]

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By November 8, 2016, all registered voters in Massachusetts will be able to vote on whether or not to legalize the possession, cultivation, and distribution of marijuana in the state. The ballot question would make it legal for anyone over age 21 to produce and purchase marijuana. It would be regulated and taxed like alcohol. Regulation […]

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How to Remove a Tick

This method works. Apply a glob of liquid soap to a piece of cotton. Apply the soaped cotton to the embedded tick, and hold it there for 15-20 seconds. The tick will come out. Zaven Jouhourian MD has used this technique multiple times and it has not failed yet. The only drawback may be a […]

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