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Stay on the Lookout for Invasive Insects to Help Save Massachusetts’ Trees Posted on Aug 20

Stay on the Lookout for Invasive Insects to Help Save Massachusetts’ Trees

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR). Invasive species of insects are threatening the health of Massachusetts’ forests. Two species in particular, the Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer — which originally hitchhiked to North America in the wood   …Continue Reading Stay on the Lookout for Invasive Insects to Help Save Massachusetts’ Trees

Childhood Vaccination Schedule and Requirements in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 17

Childhood Vaccination Schedule and Requirements in Massachusetts

Massachusetts was among the first places in the world to eliminate smallpox through the use of vaccines, according to the state’s Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response, and Services. With this precedent in mind, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) created   …Continue Reading Childhood Vaccination Schedule and Requirements in Massachusetts

How to Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Posted on Apr 15

How to Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of cases of diabetes, in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are too high, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that type 2 diabetes can be prevented, even among people   …Continue Reading How to Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Be a Donor: Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth Posted on Feb 12

Be a Donor: Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth

Organ transplants have enabled numerous Massachusetts residents to live longer, have more time with their family and friends, and have a better quality of life. However, despite continuing advances in medical technology, the demand for organs is still vastly greater than the supply available for   …Continue Reading Be a Donor: Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth

Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week Posted on Feb 25

Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week

After a long day of work and play, we often can’t wait for bedtime. But for some, falling asleep can be elusive and stressful.  In fact, most people experience difficulty falling asleep at some point in their lives. National Sleep Awareness Week is an opportunity for   …Continue Reading Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week