Health

Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge Info

Donna Motta January 12, 2018 Comments Off on Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge Info

The Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge kicks off this Saturday, January 13th, 2018. Sponsored by Greater Fall River RE-CREATION, this is the 11th year the weight loss and healthy living program is taking place

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Donna Motta April 26, 2017 Comments Off on Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Fall River residents who have prescription drugs, or over the counter medication that need to be thrown away, can dispose of them safely this Saturday, April 29th. That day has been deemed Prescription Drug

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Fall River Businesses In Violation Of Tobacco Laws

Donna Motta December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Fall River Businesses In Violation Of Tobacco Laws

Two Fall River convenience store owners had to answer to charges of selling tobacco products to minors at a Board of Public Health hearing this week. Here’s more from FRC Media Managing Editor Donna

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City Council Subcommittee Heeds Residents Concerns

Donna Motta September 26, 2016 Comments Off on City Council Subcommittee Heeds Residents Concerns

The City Council Committee on Public Works and Transportation voted recently to table a request from Mobilitie, a California-based technology company to install 14 poles, some as tall as 120 feet, amid public concern

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West Nile Virus Detected In Mosquitoes In State Samples

Donna Motta July 11, 2016 Comments Off on West Nile Virus Detected In Mosquitoes In State Samples

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of WNV was confirmed by

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Sign Up For The Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge

Donna Motta January 5, 2016 Comments Off on Sign Up For The Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge

It’s time for the Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge. Here are some event details from Anne Marie Holly, Fitness Challenge Coordinator for Partners for a Healthier Community: The Fitness Challenge starts this Saturday,

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Heroine Overdose Deaths On The Rise In Massachusetts

Donna Motta October 23, 2015 Comments Off on Heroine Overdose Deaths On The Rise In Massachusetts

Overall opioid deaths remained high in the first six months of 2015, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. DPH released the new estimated 2015 data, as well as updated totals for 2014,

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Blood Drive Scheduled

Donna Motta September 29, 2015 Comments Off on Blood Drive Scheduled

The American Red Cross in conjunction with medical assisting students at BCC have organized a blood drive at the Fall River campus at 777 Elsbree Street. Appointments are being taken during lunch time hours

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Public Meeting on Making Fall River a ‘Walkable’ Community

Donna Motta September 24, 2015 Comments Off on Public Meeting on Making Fall River a ‘Walkable’ Community

A public discussion on how to make the City of Fall River a more ‘walkable’ community is coming up. The gathering is being sponsored by the non profit group Mass in Motion in collaboration

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Fall River Promotes ‘Walkable’ Communities

Donna Motta September 16, 2015 Comments Off on Fall River Promotes ‘Walkable’ Communities

It’s time to get out and enjoy the fall weather. Coordinator of the non-profit organization Mass in Motion Julianne Kelly recently stated that Surgeon General, Vivek H. Murthy recommends 20 minutes a day of

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