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Weekly Flu Report, October 19, 2018 posted on Oct 19

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state increased slightly in the past seven days. The good news is that you can protect yourself and your family from getting sick this flu season by getting vaccinated. Flu vaccine is available   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 19, 2018

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Have You Had Your Flu Shot Yet? posted on Oct 12

Have You Had Your Flu Shot Yet?

Flu season is here and it’s time to get your flu shot! Massachusetts public health officials are recommending that everyone take steps to prevent the spread of flu by getting vaccinated now. “Last year’s flu season was among the most severe on record and getting   …Continue Reading Have You Had Your Flu Shot Yet?

Weekly Flu Report, October 12, 2018 posted on Oct 12

Weekly Flu Report, October 12, 2018

Welcome to the first weekly flu report of the 2018-2019 flu season. Each week between now and the end of May, we’ll post the latest data on the spread of flu in Massachusetts. This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 12, 2018

Highlights of the October 10th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Oct 10

The October meeting of the Public Health Council featured a discussion focused on an approved Determination of Need request, a vote on final amendments to regulations related to the work of the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure, and an informational presentation from DPH staff on   …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 10th Public Health Council Meeting

Shopping for Savings: Make the Most of Your Trip to the Supermarket posted on Sep 21

Shopping for Savings: Make the Most of Your Trip to the Supermarket

Today’s supermarkets with thousands of products, promotions, and sales can make grocery shopping feel overwhelming. Making the most of your shopping experience can help you to save time and food dollars. Here are some tips and tricks for smart shopping that I’ve found useful. Make   …Continue Reading Shopping for Savings: Make the Most of Your Trip to the Supermarket

The End of Mosquito Season? Not Yet. posted on Sep 18

The End of Mosquito Season?  Not Yet.

The calendar says September, but the Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Boston Public Health Commission, has announced the 12th human case of West Nile virus in Massachusetts.   Health officials say even though it may no longer feel like summertime, it still makes   …Continue Reading The End of Mosquito Season? Not Yet.