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It's Legal. What Should We Know about Marijuana?

3/11/2019

The community is invited to a free, educational program about marijuana and CBD on Thursday, March 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Emerson Hospital, Cheney Conference Room, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA. Panelists will provide information on marijuana and CBD and answer questions such as: What is it? How does it impact the brain and body? Are there medical benefits? Is there a safe consumption amount for daily functioning? Panelists include:  Deb Greene, MD, FACEP, Associate Chair, Emergency Medicine at Emerson Hospital, Eden Evins, MD, MGH Director for Center of Addiction Medicine, Tony Piro, MSW, Director of Operations, Psychiatry, Emerson Hospital, and Adam Stark with Debra’s Natural Gourmet. For more information or to RSVP, contact jmanickam@emersonhosp.org or call 978-287-3080.
 
 

Emerson’s Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body Hosts Open House

3/5/2019

Emerson Hospital invites the community to an Open House of its Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body on Saturday, March 30 from 2 p.m. -5 p.m. at 310 Baker Avenue, Concord. A variety of free demonstrations and lectures on the latest wellness topics, including acupuncture, yoga, self-defense, muscular therapies, rolfing bodywork and tai chi will be offered. Participants who register for classes at the open house will receive a discount. Tours, raffles, giveaways and refreshments will be available. 

At Year Three, Cantu Concussion Center Is Growing in Size and Impact

3/5/2019

Advances in understanding and treating concussions, coupled with a growing staff of specialists and therapists, have helped the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center lead the way in caring for patients.

Volunteers Needed for Spring Vacation Bike Camp in Groton

3/4/2019

Volunteers are needed during April school vacation week, April 15 -19, to assist at a learn-to-bike camp at Lawrence Academy in Groton for children with special needs. Emerson Hospital’s Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies is hosting the fifth annual camp, called iCan Shine, which is open to children who are at least eight years old who have special needs and are able to walk without an assistive device. Trained counselors and volunteer spotters will work with campers throughout the week to teach them how to ride a conventional bike. 
 

Got Confusion? Memory Loss and How It Feels – March 20

2/28/2019

Join Emerson Hospital’s Care Management team for a free educational program about dementia for families and caregivers on Wednesday, March 20 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Emerson Hospital, Cheney Conference Room, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA. Mal Allard, CAEd and Founder of Their Real World, which offers Alzheimer’s and dementia education services, will explain the “why’s” of confusion, how to prevent increased confusion and how to embrace it as part of the journey. 
 

Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer on May 18 to Benefit Neighbors with Cancer

2/28/2019

Registration is now open for this year’s Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer.  The popular event brings together runners, walkers, and families from all over to support cancer patients who are treated at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital - Bethke. Run~Walk will take place rain or shine at its new location, NARA Park in Acton on Saturday morning, May 18.  Visit www.emersonhospital.org/5k for info and to register. 

Get to Know: Peter Barkin, MD

2/8/2019

Dr. Peter Barkin is a pulmonologist and critical care specialist and the director of Emerson’s intensive care unit. He explains how the technological tools and multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and specialists benefit patients at Emerson.

EmerSong – An A Cappella Festival on March 2 to Benefit Emerson Hospital Program to Aid Addiction Recovery

2/6/2019

The Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital is pleased to present its third annual EmerSong – an A Cappella Festival on Saturday, March 2, from 7–10 p.m. at Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street in Concord. The event benefits Emerson's comprehensive inpatient and outpatient mental health and chemical dependency treatment services.

Free Surgical Weight Loss Information Session on February 19 in Worcester

1/28/2019

Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough. If you are considering surgical weight loss, the first step is to become educated about the different procedures, what to expect and how to live a long, healthy, energetic life. The Emerson Hospital Center for Weight Loss will host a free surgical weight loss information session on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 35 Major Taylor Boulevard, Worcester. 

Screen Prints and Collages by Concord Artist Jean Carter Now on Display at Emerson Medical at Sudbury through Mid-April

1/25/2019

As part of its focus on providing high-quality healthcare to the community, which includes creative arts to inspire wellness, Emerson Medical at Sudbury is continuing its Art Exhibit series.  The latest exhibit features colorful screen prints and cut paper collage by Jean Carter, a Concord resident and artist. 

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