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Did you know that an estimated 300,000 Massachusetts residents suffer from an eating disorder? This week Massachusetts lawmakers will consider steps to prevent those under 18 years old from having access diet pills and weight-loss supplements. Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan along with three organizations working to help those with eating disorders, STRIPED (Strategic Training… Read More »
“Inclusion Drives Innovation” is the theme of this year’s national awareness campaign about disabilities. The goal of highlighting October as National Disability Awareness Month is meant to draw our attention to the contributions made to the workplace, our communities and our families by people who have disabilities. To me, the word “disability” carries a… Read More »
Three hundred leaders from universities, business incubators, foundations and other organizations across the United States recently gathered at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell for the 6th Annual Deshpande Symposium on June 12th through 14th. The annual symposium is the result of a partnership between The Deshpande Foundation (http://www.deshpandefoundation.org/) and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine’s Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) has released a new portal for Opiate Addiction and Treatment. This portal includes links to reliable, vetted information covering a number of aspects related to the opioid crisis including Understanding Addiction, Overdose, Treatments, Pregnancy, and more. As many are aware, opioid use and addiction… Read More »
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