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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Weekly Flu Report: January 28, 2010 Posted on Jan 28

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report_1_28_10 (Download PDF Weekly Report 01_28_10) Once again, this week's report shows that the amount of flu-like illness in the state remains low and is consistent with what is expected for this time of year. While it is easy to assume that   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: January 28, 2010

Are you bored with your workouts… yet? Posted on Jan 26

Are you bored with your workouts… yet?

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH  I know we’re only 3 weeks into the New Year but I’m going to take a wild guess that it’s getting harder to stick with our original resolve to   …Continue Reading Are you bored with your workouts… yet?

Weekly Flu Report: January 21, 2010 Posted on Jan 21

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report_1_21_10 (Download PDF Weekly Report 1_21_10) As you can see in this week's report, the amount of flu-like illness in the state remains low and is consistent with what is expected this time of year. Nevertheless, we're not out of the woods yet   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: January 21, 2010

Las sobredosis son un problema serio entre los latinos Posted on Jan 21

Las sobredosis son un problema serio entre los latinos

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. ¿Sabe usted qué es una sobredosis? ¿Ha oído hablar de los opiáceos, la heroína, los narcóticos y los calmantes para el dolor? Si no está seguro,   …Continue Reading Las sobredosis son un problema serio entre los latinos

Governor Patrick Talks (and Gets) H1N1 Vaccine Posted on Jan 15

  Today, Commissioner Auerbach was joined by Governor Deval Patrick, HHS Assistant Secretary Howard Koh, MD, and Health and Human Services Secretary JudyAnn Bigby, MD, at the State House to once again stress the importance of getting vaccinated against H1N1. To drive this message home, DPH Medical   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Talks (and Gets) H1N1 Vaccine

Breastmilk Is Best for Babies! Posted on Jan 15

Breastmilk Is Best for Babies!

Posted by: Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health    Kara is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH. Some of you may have seen media coverage of a recent study that found breastmilk and formula to be equally good for babies, which is neither true, nor   …Continue Reading Breastmilk Is Best for Babies!

Weekly Flu Report: January 14, 2010 Posted on Jan 14

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report_1_14_10  (Download PDF Weekly Report 1_14_10) We are happy to share that this week's report shows that the amount of flu-like illness in the state continues to decline and has now reached a level that is slightly below what is expected   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: January 14, 2010

Semana nacional de vacunación contra la influenza Posted on Jan 13

El Gobernador, Deval Patrick, anunció que del 10 – 15 de enero de 2010 es la semana nacional de vacunación contra la gripe también en Massachusetts. La semana nacional de vacunación contra la influenza es un período nacional establecido por el CDC para recalcar la   …Continue Reading Semana nacional de vacunación contra la influenza

Semana Nacional de Vacinação contra a Gripe Posted on Jan 13

O Governador Deval Patrick declarou que a semana de 10 a 16 de janeiro de 2010 é a Semana Nacional de Vacinação contra a Gripe em Massachusetts.  Nessa semana, estabelecida pelo CDC, se destaca a importância de dar continuidade à vacinação da influenza e se   …Continue Reading Semana Nacional de Vacinação contra a Gripe

National Influenza Vaccination Week Posted on Jan 13

Governor Patrick has announced that January 10 – 16, 2010 is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in Massachusetts. NIVW is a national observance established by the CDC to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after   …Continue Reading National Influenza Vaccination Week