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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Americas Growing Sweet Tooth Posted on Nov 17

Americas Growing Sweet Tooth

  Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health   Kara Ghiringhelli is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH Americans have a love for sugar. The average American typically eats or drinks about 22 teaspoons of added sugar every day, with sugary beverages being the #1 source.   …Continue Reading Americas Growing Sweet Tooth

H1N1 Vaccine Update for Parents Posted on Nov 16

H1N1 Vaccine Update for Parents

Posted by: Commissioner John Auerbach, Department of Public Health     As of this past weekend, the state has received just over 1 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine. However, this is still less than one third of the total amount of vaccine we have   …Continue Reading H1N1 Vaccine Update for Parents

Disponibilidade da vacina H1N1 em Massachusetts Posted on Nov 13

Disponibilidade da vacina H1N1 em Massachusetts

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Olá, pessoal: Este ano estamos lidando com dois tipos diferentes de gripe. Portanto duas vacinas estão sendo fabricadas. Em Massachusetts, já recebemos algumas doses da vacina   …Continue Reading Disponibilidade da vacina H1N1 em Massachusetts

Weekly Flu Report: November 12, 2009 Posted on Nov 12

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 11_12_09 (Download PDF Weekly Report 11_12_09) By the end of this week, close to 875,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine will have been distributed to healthcare providers throughout Massachusetts. While doses are still being shipped primarily to pediatrician and ObGyn offices,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: November 12, 2009

Disponibilidad de la vacuna H1N1 en Massachusetts Posted on Nov 12

Hola: Este mensaje tiene como objetivo aclarar la situación sobre la disponibilidad de la vacuna contra la gripe H1N1 en Massachusetts. Pese a que por el momento la vacuna se reserva para personas que corren mayor riesgo de contagiarse la gripe, esperamos que la vacuna   …Continue Reading Disponibilidad de la vacuna H1N1 en Massachusetts

Letter from the FDA Commissioner to Nation’s Doctors on H1N1 Vaccine Posted on Nov 10

Dear Healthcare Professional, I am writing first to thank you for your extraordinary efforts during the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak. As this new infectious disease sweeps through communities across the country, you must juggle your usual patient care responsibilities with a special role in influenza   …Continue Reading Letter from the FDA Commissioner to Nation’s Doctors on H1N1 Vaccine

A Day In The Life of a Pandemic: H1N1 Vaccine Allocations Posted on Nov 9

In this Sunday's Boston Globe, Stephen Smith's article "A day in the life of a pandemic" tells the story of how the Department of Public Health tackles the complicated and difficult process of disseminating doses of H1N1 vaccine to doctor’s offices, health centers and hospitals across the   …Continue Reading A Day In The Life of a Pandemic: H1N1 Vaccine Allocations

Weekly Flu Report: November 5, 2009 Posted on Nov 5

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 11_5_09  (Download PDF Weekly Report 11_5_09)   As illustrated in this weeks report, we continue to see dramatic increases in the number of cases of Influenza-like illness (ILI) across the state. This means that it is more important than ever for   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: November 5, 2009

Calling all would-be runners! Posted on Nov 3

Calling all would-be runners!

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH and is a wannabe runner. It’s almost the end of 2009 and I have a question for you.  Have you reached the fitness goal(s) you set for yourself?  (I   …Continue Reading Calling all would-be runners!

La violencia doméstica Posted on Nov 2

Aunque usted no lo sepa, alguna persona en su vida puede estar pasando por una situación de violencia en el hogar –puede ser un amigo, o un compañero de trabajo, o incluso un pariente. Si usted o un ser querido es víctima de la violencia   …Continue Reading La violencia doméstica