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Monthly Archives: August 2009

¿Qué hacer sobre las enfermedades cardiovasculares? Posted on Aug 18

¿Qué hacer sobre las enfermedades cardiovasculares?

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Más personas mueren en Massachusetts –y en todo Estados Unidos– por enfermedades del corazón y las arterias que por cualquier otro motivo. En este episodio de LA   …Continue Reading ¿Qué hacer sobre las enfermedades cardiovasculares?

Weekly Report on Novel H1N1 Influenza as of August 13, 2009. Posted on Aug 13

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 8-13-09  (Download PDFWeeklyRept) This Week's Developments: Yesterday, the Massachusetts Public Health Council (PHC) approved two sets of emergency regulations that will better protect Bay State health care workers and residents during the upcoming flu season. The first set of regulations require licensed   …Continue Reading Weekly Report on Novel H1N1 Influenza as of August 13, 2009.

More EEE Mosquitoes Posted on Aug 11

More EEE Mosquitoes

Posted by: Tom Lyons, Department of Public Health Public health people can sound like broken records during mosquito season –  this is particularly true when we get into August and we are constantly reminding people about how to prevent mosquito bites.  That's because right around   …Continue Reading More EEE Mosquitoes

Salió el sol, es hora de caminar. Posted on Aug 11

Salió el sol, es hora de caminar.

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya es la Coordinadora de actividad física del DPH y a ella le encanta caminar. ¿Alguna vez te ha pasado que tienes unas ganas tremendas de salir a caminar y te das cuenta de que no puedes encontrar un lugar   …Continue Reading Salió el sol, es hora de caminar.

Farmers’ Market Have the Goods Posted on Aug 11

Farmers’ Market Have the Goods

 Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Heath Kara Ghiringhelli is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH I refuse to complain.  Yes, it's getting hot, sticky and uncomfortable.  But I feel so relieved, as I’m sure most of you do, to finally get out of the cloudy, cool, wet   …Continue Reading Farmers’ Market Have the Goods

Weekly Report on Novel H1N1 Influenza (swine flu) as of August 6, 2009. Posted on Aug 6

This Week's Developments: We continue our busy summer of planning for the fall flu season.  This week there was a great deal of emphasis on vaccination planning for seasonal influenza and also for novel H1N1 flu.  This year, because of expedited production, Massachusetts may see   …Continue Reading Weekly Report on Novel H1N1 Influenza (swine flu) as of August 6, 2009.

Los mosquitos transmiten enfermedades. Sepa cómo prevenirlas. Posted on Aug 5

Los mosquitos transmiten enfermedades. Sepa cómo prevenirlas.

Las picaduras de mosquitos pueden transmitir enfermedades serias como el virus del Nilo occidental y la encefalitis equina oriental (conocida en inglés como triple E).  Se trata de enfermedades raras y poco frecuentes en esta región del país, pero son enfermedades muy serias para las cuales   …Continue Reading Los mosquitos transmiten enfermedades. Sepa cómo prevenirlas.

DPH Issues Public Health Advisory on BPA Posted on Aug 4

DPH Issues Public Health Advisory on BPA

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing a public health advisory for consumers concerning bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is present in baby products, including baby bottles and some infant  formula. A number of studies in laboratory animals have raised concerns about potential health   …Continue Reading DPH Issues Public Health Advisory on BPA

Support and Encourage Breastfeeding Moms Posted on Aug 4

Support and Encourage Breastfeeding Moms

 Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Heath Kara Ghiringhelli is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH Mothers all around the world want to give their babies the very best. But even though breast milk is the best possible food for babies, many women around the country are   …Continue Reading Support and Encourage Breastfeeding Moms