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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Weekly Flu Report: November 27, 2009 Posted on Nov 27

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 11_25_09 (Download PDF Weekly Report 11_25_09) We have received some questions about "Table 3: Confirmed influenza cases in Massachusetts" in the Weekly Report. This table can be somewhat confusing because seasonal and untyped influenza cases are grouped together in the final   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: November 27, 2009

Programming Note: Weekly Flu Report Posted on Nov 25

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will not be posting the next Weekly Flu Report until Friday morning. We wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday!

Não fique gripado durante as festas de final de ano Posted on Nov 25

Não fique gripado durante as festas de final de ano

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Todo final de ano milhões de pessoas viajam para visitar parentes e amigos. Em antecipação dessa temporada agitada – com aeroportos movimentados e festas lotadas –   …Continue Reading Não fique gripado durante as festas de final de ano

No se enferme durante las fiestas de fin de año Posted on Nov 25

No se enferme durante las fiestas de fin de año

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Cada temporada festiva, millones de personas viajan para visitar amigos y familiares.  Para ayudarle a usted a prepararse para enfrentar estos viajes –aeropuertos repletos de gente,   …Continue Reading No se enferme durante las fiestas de fin de año

Making the holidays healthier Posted on Nov 24

Making the holidays healthier

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH and LOVES the holidays!  Holidays to me are all about traditions — eating certain (sometimes waistline unfriendly) foods,  sitting in front of the TV watching games or parades, picking   …Continue Reading Making the holidays healthier

Staying Healthy This Holiday Season Posted on Nov 23

Every holiday season, millions of Americans travel to spend time and celebrate with their friends and family. In preparation for these busy travel days, crowded airports, and bustling holiday parties, the CDC has launched the National Travelers’ Health Public Awareness Campaign to help travelers prepare   …Continue Reading Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

“The Flu: What You Should Know” TV Special Posted on Nov 20

This week Commissioner Auerbach and DPH Medical Director Dr. Lauren Smith appeared on a special addition of Hopkinton Community Television’s "Physician Focus" titled "The Flu: What You Should Know." Commissioner Auerbach and Dr. Smith joined Erin Tracy, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and   …Continue Reading “The Flu: What You Should Know” TV Special

Weekly Flu Report: November 19, 2009 Posted on Nov 19

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 11_19_09  (Download PDF Weekly Report 11_19_09) Please see today's Weekly Report for the most up to date information on the influenza situation in the state of Massachusetts.   We encourage all residents to utilize the comments section on this blog to   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: November 19, 2009

Don’t Fall Prey to H1N1 Scams Posted on Nov 19

This flu season, we all need to do everything we can to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy — including keeping "high touch" surfaces like doorknobs, phones and toys clean. Flu viruses, including the H1N1 virus, can survive on these surfaces for several   …Continue Reading Don’t Fall Prey to H1N1 Scams

Disponibilidad de la vacuna H1N1 en Massachusetts Posted on Nov 18

Disponibilidad de la vacuna H1N1 en Massachusetts

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Hola: Este año nos enfrentamos a dos tipos diferentes de gripe, por lo que dos tipos de vacunas se están fabricando. Hemos empezado a recibir una   …Continue Reading Disponibilidad de la vacuna H1N1 en Massachusetts