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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Weekly H1N1 Flu (swine flu) Update as of July 30, 2009. Posted on Jul 30

This Week's Developments: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the deaths of a 53-year-old Essex County resident, a 20-year-old Norfolk County resident and a 21-year-old Hampden County resident all related to H1N1. All 3 residents had underlying health conditions that placed them   …Continue Reading Weekly H1N1 Flu (swine flu) Update as of July 30, 2009.

Cosas del corazón Posted on Jul 30

Cosas del corazón

Posted by: Kara Ryan, Department of Public Health    Kara es especialista en educación sobre nutrición en DPH ¡Los corazones laten fuerte en los meses de verano! Mientras gozamos esta estación tan romántica, ¿por qué no pensamos en cómo podemos cuidar de nuestros corazones y   …Continue Reading Cosas del corazón

Revisiting the Joys of Biking Posted on Jul 28

Revisiting the Joys of Biking

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH. I used to ride my bike ALL the time as a kid.  My bike was pretty much attached to my body.  My next door neighbor, Jason, and I would   …Continue Reading Revisiting the Joys of Biking

Weekly Report on Novel H1N1 Influenza (swine flu) as of July 24, 2009. Posted on Jul 25

This Week's Developments:  This week Commissioner Auerbach convened the initial meeting of the Department’s statewide H1N1 Advisory Committee to review and discuss planning for a comprehensive response to Influenza A H1N1 in Fall 2009.  Participants included representatives from more that 36 public and private organizations,   …Continue Reading Weekly Report on Novel H1N1 Influenza (swine flu) as of July 24, 2009.

Sun’s out – It’s Time to Get to Stepping! Posted on Jul 21

Sun’s out – It’s Time to Get to Stepping!

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH and loves to walk! Have you ever gotten really excited to go out for a walk only to find out that there’s nowhere pleasant or safe to walk?  It’s   …Continue Reading Sun’s out – It’s Time to Get to Stepping!

First EEE Mosquitoes of the Season Found in Bristol County Posted on Jul 20

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in a mosquito sample in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The EEE sample was confirmed today by the Hinton State Laboratory Institute. The mosquito sample was collected   …Continue Reading First EEE Mosquitoes of the Season Found in Bristol County

Informe semanal sobre la influenza H1N1 (gripe porcina) hasta el 16 de julio de 2009. Posted on Jul 16

Lo que pasó esta semana: Esta semana el DPH anunció dos muertes más en Massachusetts vinculadas con la influenza H1N1 (gripe porcina). Estos lamentables fallecimientos nos recuerdan lo peligrosa puede ser la gripe para ciertas personas –ambas víctimas padecían de enfermedades subyacentes, lo cual las puso   …Continue Reading Informe semanal sobre la influenza H1N1 (gripe porcina) hasta el 16 de julio de 2009.