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Joining the Conversation on Public Health posted on Feb 24

As a physician working in the Commonwealth over the past twenty years, I’ve seen the groundbreaking – and lifesaving – role that the Department of Public Health has played on the front lines of protecting the well-being of all Massachusetts residents. It is an incredible   …Continue Reading Joining the Conversation on Public Health

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Moms Need Sleep too! posted on Feb 23

Moms Need Sleep too!

With the weather so cold I find it hard to get up early in the morning especially if I have gone to bed late.  I know I should be getting more sleep, but as a parent there is always so much to do that inevitably   …Continue Reading Moms Need Sleep too!

Weekly Flu Report, February 20, 2015 posted on Feb 20

The latest weekly flu report shows a decrease in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. Flu season can be expected to continue for a while longer, so if you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet it’s not too late. In the meantime, there are steps   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 20, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, February 13, 2015 posted on Feb 13

The latest weekly flu report shows another slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness across the state. Nevertheless, flu season is still upon us so it is important that we all continue to take steps to reduce the spread of flu in our communities. Get a flu shot if you   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 13, 2015

Save that Smile! posted on Feb 11

Save that Smile!

Did you know that good oral hygiene is essential for your child from the very start?  That’s because healthy gums and teeth help your child chew properly and speak clearly.  In addition, teeth and gums also shape your child’s face and make way for adult   …Continue Reading Save that Smile!

Weekly Flu Report, February 6, 2015 posted on Feb 6

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth over the past 7 days. It’s too soon to say whether this is a temporary drop or if we may have seen the peak of flu season – time   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 6, 2015