Director's Corner

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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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Marijuana

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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Summer and Skin

If you are going into the woods, please protect yourselves against ticks and mosquitoes. DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) is a good protectant around here. Bring a spray or lotion with you, and reapply if you are out more than 6 hours. Here are some DEET brands: Cutter Skinsations Repel scented family Off Deep Woods Sawyer Ultra […]

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Autism Eats

Autism Eats Lenard and Delphine Zohn used to enjoy going out to eat. When their son Adin (now 11 years old) came along, they began to understand how hard it was to eat in a restaurant with an autistic person. It’s not easy to take young kids to a restaurant to begin with, and Adin […]

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