Wellness Wednesdays – 4/17/19

WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK

Is LASIK Surgery Right For You?

By Boston Laser – Boston Eye Group

If you’ve been wearing glasses or contacts for a long time, chances are you’ve heard about LASIK eye surgery and considered having it done to make your life a little more convenient.

Perhaps you’ve also heard some of the common myths about the surgery, such as the pain or risks associated with it. If these are preventing you from moving forward, let us reassure you! As one of the area’s leading practitioners of the procedure, we know the facts:

  • Those who have LASIK surgery performed feel some pressure, but not really much pain.
  • 80 percent of Boston Laser patients experience rapid recovery after LASIK surgery.
  • Any type of surgery has risks associated with it, but LASIK practitioners are experts that ensure patients are as safe as possible.

If you want to meet with someone personally to discuss whether or not LASIK is right for you, consider coming in to see us for a consultation. You can learn more on our website at BostonLaser.com.

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HEALTH IN THE VALLEY

NECC Hosts Health Career and Job Fair

Northern Essex Community College will hold its first health career and job fair on Monday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center at 414 Common St. in Lawrence.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NECC Career Center and Center for Health Professions. Current Northern Essex health students, alumni and community health workers are encouraged to attend.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with local healthcare providers/employers and apply for jobs so bring along copies of an updated resume. The following employers will be in attendance: AFC Urgent Care, Career Services of NECC, Concord Hospital, Elliot Hospital, Exeter Hospital, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Home Care Specialists, Lahey Burlington, Lawrence General Hospital, Lowell Community Health Center, Moore Staffing, Pentucket Medical, Regis College, Sarah’s Place, and Visiting Angels.

Resume reviews will be held on Tuesday April 16, and Wednesday, April 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the El Hefni lobby for NECC health students interested in having their resumes assessed.

For additional information, contact Linda Comeau at lcomeau@necc.mass.edu.

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WELLNESS AROUND THE WEB

Cutting Meat Out of Your Life? Try These Speedy, Easy Vegetarian Snacks

If you’re one of the many people out there trying to eat a little less meat in your diet — or you’ve already switched over to a plant-based diet — you may be looking for snack ideas that don’t break the bank or take too much preparation time. EcoWatch has prepared a list of 17 yummy treats that are quick, easy and (most importantly!) great for you. For our part here at mvm, we’re big fans of guacamole and plantain chips.

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LOCAL HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS

Now – April 20

The Andover YMCA will host a series of Healthy Kids Days chock full of unique activities that promote active minds and healthy bodies. Each day has a different theme: Move it Monday, Take it Outside Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Tidal Wave Thursday, Free Choice Friday and Carnival Saturday. Andover, Mass. | Facebook.com

April 18

Dr. Gentry Thatcher, from New England Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery, will be doing free head and neck cancer screenings on Holy Family Hospital’s Methuen campus from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Methuen, Mass. | HolyFamilyHospital.org

April 27

The 5th Annual Murnane Classic Ride to Fight Suicide will kick off from Billerica Moose Lodge 2648 at 11 a.m. Billerica, Mass. | DonorDrive.com

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