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
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
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
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
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