, Newburyport, MA


May 10, 2013

Health Beat: Reaching out to help marathon victims

Two local health centers are helping victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.

Preferred Hearing Care is working with Starkey Hearing Foundation to offer free assistance to those who may have suffered hearing loss or ringing in the ears as a result of the explosions.

For assistance, contact Preferred Hearing Care, 5 E. Main St., Merrimac, at 978-346-4400 or visit

On Monday, Healthcare Complete will donate a portion of patient visit fees to The One Fund.

Complimentary care will be provided to members of the police force, fire department and paramedics.

Healthcare Complete, a chiropractic and nutrition center owned by Dr. Jennah Dieter, is located at 260 Merrimac St., Newburyport.

To schedule an appointment, call 978-499-9355.

Help raise money for breast cancer research

The seventh annual Boobfest will be held Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Uncle Eddie’s on Salisbury Beach.

Hosted by Team Charlie’s Angels, the event features raffles and music from seven bands.

There is a requested donation of $5 to attend, with all proceeds going to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, which takes place next weekend in Boston.

For more information, call 978-417-9556.

Asperger’s support group to meet

The Asperger’s Syndrome Support Group will meet Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Higgins Conference Room, Anna Jaques Hospital.

A general discussion is planned. The group addresses the concerns of parents of school-age children with Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism or related challenges.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

The hospital is located at 25 Highland Ave., Newburyport. For more information, contact Bill Patric at

Multiple Sclerosis Society fundraiser tomorrow

The third annual Team Quill fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Elks Hall in Newburyport.

The event, which will offer a buffet, raffles, a silent auction and live entertainment, has a $10 fee. All proceeds will be donated to the MS Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated in finding treatments and researching a cure for MS.

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