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How to prevent stomach flu

As winter is flu season, your stomach can also catch the flu. Unlike respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus, stomach flu is caused by the so-called “vomit bug” norovirus. It causes about 20 million cases each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means about one in every 15 Americans will contract norovirus each year. Continue reading

Event Calendar (Feb. 22 – March 7)

Free film, food & discussion
Friday, Feb. 22
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Castle Square Community Center
476 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

The Castle Square Tenants Organization (CSTO) will hold its screening event at the Castle Square Community Center. The documentary “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975,” which has won many awards including the Editing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, will be screened. Besides the film, appetizers will be served and a panel discussion and Q&A with audience will be presented. Public are welcome to join. Continue reading

Youth Voices: Youth in Government

Youth programs play a very important role in children’s lives today. Such programs allow youth to learn in different environments and promote knowledge as well as awareness. They also help youth to express themselves and their capabilities. One of these youth program called Youth in Government lets the younger generation learn about democracy and how each and every person can make a difference. The YIG helps children express their individuality through public speaking, giving them opportunities to develop their leadership skills as well as make new friends. It helps participants understand the democratic process. The YMCA YIG stands on the four major core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. There are YIG branches established throughout the United States and it is Malden’s first delegation. Although this is Malden’s first delegation, YIG has been running in Massachusetts for 29 years and currently consists of 200 members. Continue reading