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A Youth-Led Movement to Make Smoking History

A Youth-Led Movement to Make Smoking History posted on Mar 24

Last week I was thrilled to join so many dedicated young people from all across the Commonwealth at my first Kick Butts Day at the State House. Kick Butts Day is an event that focuses on raising awareness on the dangers of tobacco–and how young   …Continue Reading A Youth-Led Movement to Make Smoking History

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Weekly Flu Report, March 20, 2015 posted on Mar 20

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly in the past seven days, following several weeks of declining numbers. This is in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu, and is an indication that flu continues to spread in our   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 20, 2015

National Nutrition Month posted on Mar 17

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month!  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors this campaign each year, encouraging people to make informed food choices and get daily physical activity. This year, the theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.” Small, bite sized changes are all it   …Continue Reading National Nutrition Month

Weekly Flu Report, March 13, 2015 posted on Mar 13

Although the weather this week may have felt like Spring , this week’s flu report shows flu-like illness continues to circulate in our communities. Therefore, it is important for everyone to keep taking simple steps to protect themselves and their families from getting sick. This means, stay home from   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 13, 2015

Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, March 11, 2015 posted on Mar 11

The March meeting of the Public Health Council featured a new Chair, the consideration of one Determination of Need (DoN) request, and several informational presentations to the Council on a key DPH community initiative. Dr. Monica Bharel, the recently appointed DPH Commissioner chaired her first meeting of the Public   …Continue Reading Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, March 11, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, March 6, 2015 posted on Mar 6

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness have continued to decline over the past seven days. This is consistent with what would be expected at this time of year. However flu is still circulating in our communities, so please stay home from school or   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 6, 2015