Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke

Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke
This program will air on Comcast 8 / Verizon 39 on April 9th & 10th at 6:30pm

Cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, is the nation’s number one cause of death and affects both men and women of all races and ethnic backgrounds. Every year, more than two million Americans suffer a heart attack or stroke. Eight hundred thousand die, and millions more are disabled.

To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease, the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, along with state and local agencies, has launched a “Million Hearts” initiative, a national effort emphasizing effective and inexpensive health practices that reduce the risks of heart disease and stroke. The aim is to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is leading the effort in the Commonwealth.

This edition of Physician Focus, produced in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, describes the various risk factors for cardiovascular disease, offers suggestions for patients to reduce the risks and prevent the disease, and outlines the state public health department’s public education efforts as part of the Million Hearts initiative.

Watch Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke on Comcast 8 / Verizon 39, April 9th & 10th at 6:30pm

Guest:  Lauren Smith, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Host:  Mavis Jaworski, M.D., Primary Care Physician, Beverly, Massachusetts

Registry of Deeds Announces Foxborough Office Hours


Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell will hold Office Hours in Foxborough Town Hall, 40 South Street on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in the Gala Meeting Room 10:00AM to Noon.

The Register and his staff will be on hand to answer questions or concerns about any Registry of Deeds matter. The Register will have information about the Massachusetts Homestead Act as well as computers and printers that can be used to confirm the status of a mortgage discharge, print out a deed or demonstrate how the Registry’s website works. No appointment is necessary.

This is a community outreach program sponsored by Register O’Donnell to make it convenient for residents who may have a Registry question, an interest in understanding the recording process or difficulty traveling to the Registry building in Dedham. Although the Registry staff cannot provide legal advice, they can provide answers to basic questions, give general information, provide Homestead Declaration forms, take a document for recording or confirm that a document has been recorded.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is the basic resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. The Registry land records date back to the founding of Norfolk County in 1793 and are available for online viewing. The Registry’s online index is available from 1900 forward and continues to expand to include earlier records. Complementing the Registry’s efforts to expand and increase the accessibility of land records the Registry now accepts electronically transmitted documents. “E-filing” allows a real estate professional from not only Norfolk County but from across the country to send and record documents within minutes at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds.  To learn more about this technology and/or the other services offered by the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds please contact our Customer Service Department at 781-461-6101, or email us at:  The Registry of Deeds website is

Effective Communication and the IEP


Foxborough SEPAC
Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Wednesday, April 4 2012 – 7:00 PM

Join us for an informative presentation we are co-sponsoring with the Norton SEPAC

Effective Communication and the IEP
Presenter: Marjorie Walsh of the Federation for Children with Special Needs

This workshop offers communication skill building and conflict resolution for parents in their roles as Individualized Education Plan Team members

Participants will learn about pitfalls to avoid and applying best practice strategies to resolve conflict when it occurs.

Yelle Elementary School Library

64 West Main Street, Norton MA

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Questions? Please contact Penny Murray at or Margaret Chaisson at

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-01

Watch Live School Committee Coverage Monday

Foxboro School Committee Coverage, LiveThe Foxborough School Committee is scheduled to meet Monday (April 2nd) at 7pm in the Foxborough High School Media Center.  FCA will air the meeting live on the Education Channel (Comcast 12/Verizon 37) and online at

Foxborough School Committee Meetings are replayed on the Education Channel (Comcast 12/Verizon 37) during the following times:

Fridays at noon
Saturdays at 7pm
Sundays at 12pm & 7pm

Residents can also watch previous meetings online by browsing through the  FCA video directory.

The following agenda has been posted:
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