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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Weekly Flu Report: December 3, 2009 Posted on Dec 3

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 12_03_09 (Download PDF Weekly Report 12_03_09) As you can see in this week's report, we are continuing to see a decline in the number of people reporting flu-like illness in the state. While we are encouraged by these new numbers, we have   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: December 3, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Update Posted on Dec 3

So far this flu season, the limited quantities of H1N1 vaccine available in the state have been reserved for people at especially high risk for flu, including pregnant women, children, caregivers of infants and healthcare workers with direct patient contact. The state is also starting   …Continue Reading H1N1 Vaccine Update

Quando o médico e o paciente não falam a mesma língua Posted on Dec 3

Quando o médico e o paciente não falam a mesma língua

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Olá, pessoal: A comunicação entre o médico e o paciente é algo fundamental na prestação de serviços de saúde. Mas o que acontece quando eles não   …Continue Reading Quando o médico e o paciente não falam a mesma língua

Warning: H1N1 Email Scam Posted on Dec 2

DPH has received word of a phishing email scam that is circulating.  A message requests that users create a personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the cdc.gov website. The message then states that anyone that has reached the age of 18 has to have   …Continue Reading Warning: H1N1 Email Scam

Cuando el médico y el paciente no hablan el mismo idioma Posted on Dec 2

Cuando el médico y el paciente no hablan el mismo idioma

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Hola, amigos: La comunicación entre profesionales de salud y sus pacientes es una parte fundamental de la atención médica, ¿pero qué pasa cuando el médico y   …Continue Reading Cuando el médico y el paciente no hablan el mismo idioma

CDC FluView: H1N1 Activity Posted on Dec 1

Every week the CDC analyzes information about influenza disease activity in the United States and publishes key findings in a report called FluView. There has been significant media coverage of the report released yesterday covering flu activity for November 15-21 citing a decrease in H1N1   …Continue Reading CDC FluView: H1N1 Activity

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Posted on Dec 1

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

  Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health   Kara Ghiringhelli is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH Cookies and eggnog and appetizers…oh my! ‘Tis the season for sweets and treats! Unless you plan on locking yourself up for the next 30 days, sweets and treats   …Continue Reading Eat, Drink, and Be Merry