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April 28, 2014

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Nutrition Spotlight: Avocado

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, what better health food to talk about than the avocado? Nicknamed the Alligator Pear, this fruit is native to Central and South America and was first cultivated in Mexico. Avocados are packed with potassium, folate, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, antioxidants and monounsaturated fatty acids. They are […]

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Family event benefits Relay For Life

SOUTHWICK – Cancer is certainly serious business, but for survivor Patricia Phillips of Southwick, it’s all about the attitude. While undergoing treatment for a second cancer scare a few years ago, friends commented on Phillips’ happy disposition, despite her medical ordeal. Her response was that she had an “attitude of gratitude” and thus, her Relay […]

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Rally pushes to advance medical marijuana access

PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents suffering from multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease and other debilitating illnesses rallied at the Statehouse yesterday to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to speed up the process for opening medical marijuana dispensaries so they can safely purchase the drug. Matthew Allen, executive director of the Massachusetts […]

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Westfield to become dementia-friendly

WESTFIELD – Beth Cardillo, executive director of Armbrook Village, an assisted living community on the city’s north side, is looking to make Westfield one of the first “dementia-friendly” communities on the East Coast. “I read about a dementia-friendly community, Watertown, Wisconsin, in AARP magazine,” she said. “From there, I found information about a town in […]

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