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BOSTON STRONG news – Brain Injury Safety Tips and Prevention – Contact Sports can cause damage to the part of the brain which controls hormone production

“We recommend that people who take part in combative sports, like boxing or kickboxing, and are exposed to repeated head trauma should be screened to ensure their pituitary is working properly.” Professor Fahrettin Kelestimur, researcher. Share More:  There is no “concussion-proof” helmet. CDC reports Washington, DC: There are many ways to help reduce the risk of a concussion or other serious brain injury both on and…
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JUNE IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AWARENESS MONTH

This month, we look at mental health resources for those struggling with PTSD. Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports - Many are aware of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental health condition that affects three to four percent of all people in the United States, and more than 10 percent of military veterans. It is a condition many experience following a significant traumatic event,…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Public Health Addiction Crisis Gambling Prevention

Mass Gov reports - MA Boston, MA: Mitigate the Harms Associated with Gambling in Massachusetts developed in April of 2016 is Presented by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). This plan is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
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Mass General receives Largest Donation in History, $200 mil from Regon Institute

Largest gift in Mass General history will bolster the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard as it strives to advance research into complex diseases. Mass General Hospital reports - Massachusetts General Hospital has received the largest gift in the hospital’s history – $200 million – to endow the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. This landmark contribution from philanthropists and longtime hospital supporters…
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Jury Convicts Home Health Agency Owner of Stealing $2.5 Million Dollars from MassHealth

Office of the AG reports WORCESTER, MA — After a 10-day jury trial, the owner of a home health agency that previously had offices in Dracut and Worcester has been convicted on charges in connection with stealing approximately $ million from the state’s Medicaid Program (MassHealth), Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The owner of Lifestream Healthcare Alliance, Hellen Kiago, age 48, of Sturbridge, was convicted on…
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President Trump models an MLB brand TRUMP 18 T-Shirt with the Boston Red Sox

President Trump Welcomes the Boston Red Sox to the White House President Donald J. Trump welcomes the 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox baseball team Thursday, May 9, 2019, at ceremonies on the South Portico entrance of the White House in Washington, DC. (Official White House Photo by Amy Rossetti)
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HEALTH – Alcohol Causes Cancer and Cost Taxpayers $2.+ per drink

Alcohol is known to be a risk factor for cancers of the head and neck (mouth, throat, and voice box), liver, colon, rectum, and breast.  The cost of this dangerous behavior impacts many aspects of the drinker’s life and the lives of those around them. However, most of the costs resulted from losses in workplace productivity (72% of the total cost), health care expenses for treating problems caused by excessive drinking (11%…
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New Large Venue Security Task Force Formed

Kraft Group Chairman & CEO Robert Kraft speaks during press conference announcing State's formation of an additional security task force for large stadiums. Photo Courtesy of the New England Patriots/Eric J. Adler Boston, MA: - Governor Baker today signed an executive order to assemble a task force of security experts who will analyze ways to augment safety and preparedness at large venues like sports stadiums,…
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GAS DISASTER – 80+- Homes Explode / Burn in New England Valley – New Jersey Strong PSE&G Sends 50 Employees to Aid Columbia Gas

via New Jersey Strong. com NEWS (NEWARK, – September 14, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is sending 45 gas service technicians and 6 gas supervisors to assist Columbia Gas of Massachusetts as they work to ensure the continued safety of area residents in the wake of yesterday’s fires. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the families who are…
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PSE&G Becomes First Utility to Meet Department of Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Standards

New Jersey Strong. com NEWS – (Aug. 20, 2018 ─ Newark, ) ─ PSE&G is the first public utility in the United States to obtain SAFETY Act liability protections from the Department of Homeland Security for the deployment of physical security measures that are designed to detect, deter and recover from acts of terrorism. The protections cover the PSEG Holistic Security Model, a customized anti-terrorism…
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AG Healey Offers Resources and Advice to Residents in the Aftermath of Gas Explosions and Fires

BOSTON, MA: via mass. gov  - As communities in the Merrimack Valley cope with the aftermath of the devastating fires and explosions yesterday, Attorney General Maura Healey is offering resources and advice to residents in need of support. “The state’s first priority is to ensure the safety of the Merrimack Valley, assist fire victims, and restore power and gas to residents,” AG Healey said. “While state…
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What the World Learned on September 11, 2001

Watch The President of the United States – Seventeen years ago, America and the world were forever changed. More than a decade and a half before his election as President, Donald Trump was in New York City the day an unprecedented act of terror unfolded across our country. In 2016, then-candidate Trump recalled what he and other Americans witnessed on September 11, 2001. “When the World…
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FLU EPIDEMIC BEGINS IN BOSTON

Boston, MA: - On this day, in 1918, two sailors housed at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier reported to the sickbay with the flu. These two men were the first Americans reported ill with the Spanish Influenza. By the end of the week, 100 new cases a day were being reported among the sailors at the pier. By the beginning of September, the flu had spread to Boston’s…
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Is Alcohol being Consumed at Public Stadium Family Events Putting Youths at Risk ?

While most people know that drinking too much alcohol can lead to injuries and deaths in car crashes, many people do not know that drinking too much alcohol also can increase the chances of  cancer, suicide, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and other negative health outcomes. CDC provides for the common defense of the country and, as such, has a significant role in fighting excessive…
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Disaster Planning – Drug Free Moms Infant and Child Feeding

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and tornados, can make it hard for parents and caregivers to feed their infants and young children safely. Follow these tips to feed your child safely when disaster strikes. For Parents and Caregivers. In the event of a natural disaster, be prepared for challenges, which may include power outages, unhealthy living spaces, and unsafe water. Always check…
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CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR PUBLIC ART AT NEW ROXBURY FIRE STATION

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission, today announced a Call to Artists for a piece of permanent public artwork to complement the construction of the new Engine 42 fire station in Roxbury. The City of Boston and the Boston Fire Department are undertaking the demolition and new construction of the Engine 42 station located…
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Illegal Immigration Crisis – DHS Secretary Nielsen’s Remarks

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen delivered remarks at the White House Press Briefing on the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border: SECRETARY NIELSEN: Good afternoon. It is my pleasure to be here because I would love to see if I can help explain some of what is going on and give you some of the facts. I know there have…
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