The current measles outbreak, which began last December in Disney World and has since led to more than 150 cases in 17 states, is a stark reminder that diseases once declared eliminated can, without vigilance, return easily and spread quickly.
Watch Physician Focus on the Public Channel
(Comcast 8/Verizon 39)
Monday & Tuesday, 6:30pm Tuesday & Wednesday 1:30am, 10:30am
To reinforce public awareness about the benefits of vaccines and immunization, the March episode of Physician Focusexamines the current outbreak and the role of vaccination in personal and public health. Among the topics of discussion are how once-eradicated diseases like measles can return and spread, just how dangerous childhood diseases can be and why people tend to discount their severity, the risks of not getting vaccinated, how herd immunity to protect the public’s health is determined, how misinformation about medicines can spread quickly, how physicians may deal with patients and their parents who have questions or doubts about vaccines, and the importance of immunization for adults as well as children.
Enjoy specialty menus at participating Patriot Place restaurants and enter for a chance to win a $250 Patriot Place gift card.
Patriot Place is offering foodies a chance to escape the long winter and explore what the shopping, dining and entertainment destination has to offer with Restaurant Week. Diners can enjoy a delicious night out at participating Patriot Place restaurants from March 12-22 and enter for a chance to win a $250 Patriot Place gift card.
We are looking for your support during this event. Walkers, runners, and volunteers needed.
Old Colony Hospice will host the 17th Stepping Out for Old Colony Hospice Memorial Walk and 5K on Sunday April 26th at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, MA. Check in starts at 11:30am and race/walk kicks off at 12:30pm. Activities include lunch, music, kid’s korner, raffles, and awards for race winners and top fundraisers.
Choose to walk or run our wide, flat and private 5K road race, or select our 2 mile wooded nature trail for a more scenic route. There is a $25 minimum donation per person required to participate, but children 15 and under are FREE! Register before March 29th to get the free event t-shirt! The memorial walk and 5K is a wonderful opportunity to bring together family, friends and colleagues to honor and remember someone you hold dear in support of a great cause.