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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Quien tiene asma debe saber esto, y el que no también. Posted on Aug 28

Quien tiene asma debe saber esto, y el que no también.

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department.   ¿Usted o su hijo tiene asma? ¿Qué tanto sabe sobre esta enfermedad? Hoy les quiero hablar de eso… El asma es una enfermedad que afecta   …Continue Reading Quien tiene asma debe saber esto, y el que no también.

Weekly Report on H1N1 (Swine) Flu as of August 27, 2009 Posted on Aug 27

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 8_27_2009 (PDF) It's been another busy week of planning for the fall flu season, and the expected return of H1N1 (swine) flu in the state. On Tuesday, there was considerable media attention on a report put out by the President's Council of   …Continue Reading Weekly Report on H1N1 (Swine) Flu as of August 27, 2009

Capture Summer by Freezing and Canning Posted on Aug 25

Capture Summer by Freezing and Canning

Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health Kara Ghiringhelli is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH Do you ever have one of those perfect weather days you wish you could bottle up and save for a rainy day? I just had one of those days last   …Continue Reading Capture Summer by Freezing and Canning

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Weekly Report on H1N1 Influenza as of August 20, 2009 Posted on Aug 21

Weekly Report:  Download Weekly Report-8-20  (Download PDFWklyRept-8-20) This Week's Developments: On Monday, we had the unfortunate duty of announcing an H1N1-related death of a 26 year-old resident who had no known underlying health conditions.  The death of a young, healthy individual is a tragic reminder of the   …Continue Reading Weekly Report on H1N1 Influenza as of August 20, 2009

CDC Releases H1N1 Toolkit to Help Higher Ed. Institutions Prepare Posted on Aug 20

CDC Releases H1N1 Toolkit to Help Higher Ed. Institutions Prepare

Posted by: Tom Lyons, Department of Public Health Following-up on yesterday's announcement of an H1N1 preparedness toolkit for business, the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention today released guidance for colleges and university to prepare for a resurgence of H1N1 flu.  The announcement of a college   …Continue Reading CDC Releases H1N1 Toolkit to Help Higher Ed. Institutions Prepare

More EEE Mosquitoes found in Southeastern Mass. Posted on Aug 20

DPH announced today that its latest testing has revealed mosquitoes infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the city of New Bedford and in the town of Easton.  There have been no human cases of EEE identified so far this summer, but public health officials are   …Continue Reading More EEE Mosquitoes found in Southeastern Mass.

Federal Govt. Releases “Toolkit” for Business to Plan for H1N1 flu. Posted on Aug 19

Federal Govt. Releases “Toolkit” for Business to Plan for H1N1 flu.

Posted by: Tom Lyons, Department of Public Health Today three Obama Administration cabinet secretaries announced the release of a business toolkit to help with preparedness for H1N1 flu.  Cabinet secretaries Locke (Commerce), Sebelious (HHS) and Napolitano (Homeland Security) stressed the need for businesses to take   …Continue Reading Federal Govt. Releases “Toolkit” for Business to Plan for H1N1 flu.

Being a couch potato costs us big bucks. Posted on Aug 18

Being a couch potato costs us big bucks.

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH. Spending too much time sitting on the couch is costly.  Not just for our health – but for our wallets too.  And, in light of the lively healthcare debates   …Continue Reading Being a couch potato costs us big bucks.