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Human Eye Diagram

Just 60 years ago, cataract surgery meant a long, post-operative stay in the hospital with sandbags immobilizing your head until you were healed. Now, it is an out-patient procedure. The word cataract means waterfall or down rushing. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. […]

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MassHealth Eligibility Redetermination

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In March 2020, the federal government declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, MassHealth put protections in place that prevented a member’s MassHealth coverage from ending during the COVID-19 emergency.   The flexibility extended during the public health emergency is ending. As a result, the standard annual eligibility […]

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Image of man in doctors coat holding a stethoscope

Common warts (verruca vulgaris) are skin lesions that are caused by a virus. Plantar warts are regular warts that occur on the plantar surface (sole) of the foot. Because we walk on our feet, the wart is pushed inward and can be painful and more difficult to get rid of. Usually warts are harmless, but […]

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Golf Cart Therapy

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(Partially reprinted from The Salem News 9/22/22) Alex lives with his parents, Kevin and Jennifer, in Peabody. Always a happy child, he was diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was very young. As he moved toward his teens Alex developed aggressive behavior toward his family and others. By the time he reached the […]

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Home Safety: Simple Steps To Reduce The Risk of Falling

Home Safety Tips

(from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Proper lighting: Always turn on lights before entering a room or hallway Replace a burned-out bulb immediately Keep nightlights on in bathrooms, bedrooms and hallways Make sure all walkways are well-lighted, especially at night Secure walkways: Make sure carpeting is securely fastened and do not use throw […]

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