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Weekly Flu Report, December 14, 2018 posted on Dec 14

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts increased over the past seven days. In the larger picture flu season doesn’t peak until February or even March, so there is still time to protect yourself from flu and the serious illnesses it   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 14, 2018

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Highlights of the December 12th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Dec 12

The December monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by a vote on final regulations and finally an informational presentation from DPH staff on the Department’s programmatic activities. First, the Council took up a Determination   …Continue Reading Highlights of the December 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Being Mindful This Holiday Season posted on Dec 10

Being Mindful This Holiday Season

By Terri Mendoza and Kristen Sedler The holidays are fast approaching, and, like most people, I’m looking forward to enjoying some of my favorite foods that I look forward to all year—eggnog, anyone?  While I know it’s okay to enjoy myself, it’s also important to   …Continue Reading Being Mindful This Holiday Season

Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2018 posted on Dec 7

Rates of flu-like illness declined over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. But we can expect these rates to rise as we head further into flu season, so now is the time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2018

Promoting Teen Worker Safety: the 2019 MA Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest posted on Dec 6

Promoting Teen Worker Safety: the 2019 MA Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest

Did you know that teen workers across the nation have about twice the risk of nonfatal on-the-job injuries per hour worked than adult workers? With the holiday season so quickly upon us, it is important that teen workers who are taking on extra hours during   …Continue Reading Promoting Teen Worker Safety: the 2019 MA Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest

Weekly Flu Report, November 30, 2018 posted on Nov 30

Rates of flu-like illness rose over the past seven days according to the latest weekly flu report. The good news is that there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Flu vaccine is available across the state at multiple locations,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 30, 2018