This is a guest blog post from the Department of Fire Services. No one thinks a fire will happen in their own home, but in 2014 in Massachusetts, there were more than 28,000 fires, which caused 54 civilian deaths, 308 civilian injuries, 437 firefighter injuries, …Continue Reading The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms
Whether it’s your children’s first day of kindergarten or their senior year of high school, one of your biggest responsibilities as a parent is to keep them healthy. That means more than just three square meals a day — exercise, oral hygiene, sleep, and illness …Continue Reading How to Keep Children Healthy This School Year
The number of annual deaths related to opioid use in Massachusetts increased dramatically between 2000 and 2014, according to the Department of Public Health (DPH). Parents should be aware that young people are at high risk of becoming involved in this fatal epidemic. Data provided …Continue Reading Opioid Abuse in Massachusetts: What Parents Need to Know
Prostate cancer affects men across the country. In its snapshot of prostate cancer, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) states that prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men in the United States. The Department of Public Health (DPH) provides resources for Massachusetts …Continue Reading Prostate Cancer Screening: Know Your Options
This is a guest blog post from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Human Service Transportation Office. Want to save money while also improving the environment? Next week is the week to try it. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) presents the Clean …Continue Reading Take the Clean Air Challenge
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