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What are some of your first thoughts when you think about the holidays? Will you consider me “Negative-Nellie” or one of those “glass-half-empty” people if I admit that “stress” is one of the first thoughts I have when I think about the holidays? Do you think that family stress could cause an increase in… Read More »
“Doctors, like all other people, are subject to prejudice and discrimination. While bias can be a problem in any profession, in medicine, the stakes are much higher.” ― Damon Tweedy, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine With the goal of promoting reflection and academic discourse, the University of Massachusetts… Read More »
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 »
This post is part of a series on NNLM NER’s funded projects. In FY2016-2017, NNLM NER funded the Mason Square Branch of Springfield City Library (MA) for the Health In The Square project. Goals of this project included: strengthening community partnerships, providing healthy and nutritious food, and encouraging health literacy. The Mason Square Branch Library is… Read More »