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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Recibiendo el año nuevo de forma saludable Posted on Dec 31

Recibiendo el año nuevo de forma saludable

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Hola, amigos: Está comprobado que la obesidad y la falta de actividad física aumentan el riesgo de desarrollar varias enfermedades, como la diabetes y ciertos tipos   …Continue Reading Recibiendo el año nuevo de forma saludable

Weekly Flu Report: December 30, 2009 Posted on Dec 30

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 12_30_09 (Download PDF Weekly Report 12_30_09) Once again, we are posting this week's report early in recognition of the holiday. As you can see, the amount of flu in the state continues to decline, however, it is important to remember that   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: December 30, 2009

Get Real with Resolutions! Posted on Dec 29

Get Real with Resolutions!

  Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health   Kara is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH On New Years Eve, thoughts of calories, fat, exercise and health do not exist. After all, resolutions don’t start until after we ring in the New Year. Is this   …Continue Reading Get Real with Resolutions!

The Work of Local Public Health Posted on Dec 24

The Work of Local Public Health

Here is a great example of a public education campaign by our local public health partners in Cambridge, which illustrates how we may not have seen the last of the H1N1 flu this season.  Special thanks to the Cambridge Public Health Department for sharing.             

Weekly Flu Report: December 23, 2009 Posted on Dec 23

Weekly Report: Download Influenza_Report_23DEC09  As you can see in this week's report (posted early in recognition of the holidays), the amount of flu-like illness in the state continues to decline. This is wonderful news to share, but it's important to remember that flu season here in   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: December 23, 2009

New Options for Getting H1N1 Vaccine Posted on Dec 23

We're excited to announce that residents will have an additional option to vaccinate themselves and their families in the coming days. The federal government has announced that large chain pharmacies will soon be able to begin offering H1N1 vaccine to all residents. Currently, the national   …Continue Reading New Options for Getting H1N1 Vaccine

Sepa cómo prevenir un incendio en su casa, ahora y siempre Posted on Dec 22

Sepa cómo prevenir un incendio en su casa, ahora y siempre

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Hola, gente: Ya empezó el frío de verdad, y aunque haya incendios durante todo el año, esta época es cuándo los hay con mayor frecuencia. Los   …Continue Reading Sepa cómo prevenir un incendio en su casa, ahora y siempre

Bem-Vindo ao Mass in Motion! Posted on Dec 18

Bem-Vindo ao Mass in Motion!

Posted by: Commissioner John Auerbach, Department of Public Health Bem-vindo ao website do Mass In Motion, do Departamento de Saúde Pública de Massachusetts.Temos hoje o prazer apresentar este website e as componentes suplementares da primeira campanha multi-facetada e abrangente que visa reduzir a tendência existente   …Continue Reading Bem-Vindo ao Mass in Motion!

Weekly Flu Report: December 17, 2009 Posted on Dec 17

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 12_17_09 (Download PDF Weekly Report 12_17_09) As you can see in this week's report, the amount of flu-like illness in the state has been downgraded from "Regional" to "Local" activity. While this continues to be encouraging news, we still have no way of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: December 17, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Recommendations Expanded to All Residents Posted on Dec 17

To date, DPH has distributed over two million doses of the H1N1 vaccine — enough to protect the vast majority of our highest risk residents against the H1N1 flu. Recently, we have received several large shipments of vaccine, and we expect to continue to receive   …Continue Reading H1N1 Vaccine Recommendations Expanded to All Residents