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Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2019 posted on Jan 18

Rates of flu-like illness dipped slightly in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. However there is still plenty of flu season to come, and the good news is that it is not too late to get a flu shot if   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2019

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Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2019 posted on Jan 11

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness have dropped in Massachusetts over the past seven days. However flu is unpredictable and flu season will continue in New England for a good while to come – so now is the time to get   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2019

Highlights of the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jan 9

The January 2019 monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a three Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by an informational update from DPH staff on the DPH response to a recent public health outbreak in Massachusetts. First, the Council took up three separate   …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2019 posted on Jan 4

Rates of flu-like illness rose in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The good news is that it is not too late to protect yourself this flu season by getting a flu shot. There is still plenty of flu vaccine available in   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2019

Weekly Flu Report, December 28, 2018 posted on Dec 28

The last weekly flu report of 2018 shows that rates of flu-like illness continued to rise over the past seven days. We expect these rates to climb in the coming weeks, so now is the time to get a flu shot – it’s not too late.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 28, 2018

Life Expectancy Is Up in Massachusetts. Here’s Why. posted on Dec 27

Life Expectancy Is Up in Massachusetts. Here's Why.

According to our Massachusetts Deaths 2016 report released this week, the average life expectancy of Massachusetts residents rose to 80 years and 8 months in 2016, an increase in longevity that actually runs counter to national trends showing a decline in how long Americans are   …Continue Reading Life Expectancy Is Up in Massachusetts. Here’s Why.