Hypocrisy in North Andover, Ignoring the “Health Experts” ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (06-23)

Hypocrisy in North Andover, Ignoring the “Health Experts” ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (06-23)

6-23 Last month, attendees at North Andover Town Meeting overwhelmingly voted to ban the use of plastic bags for all businesses in town over 3,000 sq. feet. When we say it was overwhelming, we mean the measure won by more than 90%. Citizen after citizen (many still wearing masks three years after COVID) took to […]

Obesity ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Obesity ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

5-23 Obesity disturbs the hormonal system of the body. Hormones go everywhere and therefore the effect is everywhere. We see more: Depression, clumsiness, migraines, diabetes, high BP, higher cholesterol and triglycerides, increased risk of cancers, acid reflux, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, irregular periods, decreased fertility, different skin rashes, asthma, retinal detachment, prostate issues, kidney stones, ED, […]

Money for Local Groups Now in the State Budget

Money for Local Groups Now in the State Budget

By: State Rep. Estela Reyes – 5-23 As the state representative for Methuen and Lawrence I have been focused on how the state’s budget can benefit my constituents in both communities. When putting the state budget together, legislators are allowed to request “earmarks” for our districts. An earmark is when the legislature votes to allocate […]

My Priorities in the State Budget is YOU!

My Priorities in the State Budget is YOU!

By: State Rep. Francisco Paulino As a state representative, I am proud to announce that we have secured significant funding for both Lawrence and Methuen in this year’s budget. Lawrence Chapter 70 will receive $266,144,831, an increase of $25,438,040 from FY23, while Methuen will receive $64,681,414, an increase of $8,080,389. Chapter 70 is the state […]

Auditor Finds Continued Deficiencies in Protecting Elders from Abuse and Neglect ~ IN YOUR CORNER with AUDITOR DIZOGLIO

Auditor Finds Continued Deficiencies in Protecting Elders from Abuse and Neglect ~ IN YOUR CORNER with AUDITOR DIZOGLIO

EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE VALLEY PATRIOT By: State Auditor Diana DiZoglio – (05-23) Being a senior citizen in Massachusetts should be especially fulfilling, as our Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) operates with a core mission to “develop, implement, and evaluate innovative programs to promote the independence, empowerment, and well-being of older adults, individuals with disabilities, […]

Addressing the Shortage of Qualified Mental Health Providers

Addressing the Shortage of Qualified Mental Health Providers

State Senator Pavel Payano (5-23) As your State Senator, I am committed to ensuring that every resident in our state has access to the quality mental health care they need and deserve. Mental health challenges can impact anyone, regardless of age, background, or socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, there are significant barriers to accessing mental health care, […]

State Rep. Francisco Paulino; Addressing the Nursing Shortage in MA

State Rep. Francisco Paulino; Addressing the Nursing Shortage in MA

By: Rep. Francisco Paulino ~ 3023 As a state representative, one of my top priorities is addressing the nurse shortage in Massachusetts. This shortage not only has serious implications for the health and well-being of our residents, but it also puts a significant strain on healthcare costs in our state. That’s why I am committed […]

Bill to Help Address Misuse of Over-the-Counter Medication

Bill to Help Address Misuse of Over-the-Counter Medication

Leading Community Development and Small Businesses By: MA State Senator Pavel Payano 3-23 This month, I would like to draw attention to a pressing issue regarding over-the-counter medication and introduce a bill that was filed this session to address it: S.1106, An Act specifying an electronic system to ensure that sales of certain products containing […]

Dealing with Autism ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Dealing with Autism ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Ghassibi 3/23 Greetings. Autism is making the news more than any other pediatric condition now. What I gathered from trying to understand it follows: Children with autism are much more sensitive to stimuli compared to children without autism (neurotypical is the term used by autism specialists to refer to people without autism). Stimuli […]

Dealing with Obesity ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Dealing with Obesity  ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Pierre Ghassibi Greetings. Obesity disturbs the hormonal system of the body. Hormones go everywhere and therefore the effect is everywhere. We see mor : Depression, clumsiness, migraines, diabetes, high BP, higher cholesterol and triglycerides, increased risk of cancers, acid reflux, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, irregular periods, decreased fertility, different skin rashes, asthma, retinal detachment, prostate […]

Lawrence Mayor’s Homeless Plan Saved Lives in Brutal Cold ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (02-23)

Lawrence Mayor’s Homeless Plan Saved Lives in Brutal Cold  ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (02-23)

02-23 Last week during the frigid -11 degree weather that lasted for three days, Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena and his homeless coordinator Kelly Birchall put together a plan to help the homeless and other Lawrence residents who had no heat. First, Mayor DePena mobilized the police and fire departments to visit all of the homeless […]

Allopathic vs. Holistic Medicine ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Allopathic vs. Holistic Medicine ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Pierre Ghassibi – 01-23 Greetings everybody. Many patients these days are attracted to Integrative Medicine, Eastern Medicine, and other alternatives to Western Medicine. Western Medicine is called Allopathic Medicine. Osteopathic Medicine is very similar now to Allopathic Medicine. Allopathic and Osteopathic are based on results of scientific empirical studies that are subjected to rigorous […]

Where is the Proof? Give Me Facts ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Where is the Proof?  Give Me Facts ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr.  Ghassibi – 11/22 Greetings everyone, I have examined and studied Hypnosis, Mindful and Transcendental Meditation and questioned people on Enlightenment. It sounded to me that these pleasant human endeavors are not what I thought they were. I used to think that these were techniques that lead to mystical and almost supernatural states. After […]