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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Weekly Flu Report: April 29, 2010 Posted on Apr 29

Download Weekly Flu Report: Download Weekly Report_4_29_10 (Download PDF Weekly_Report_4_29_10) We are continuing to see very low levels of flu-like activity in the state. Nevertheless, DPH continues to encourage everyone to get the H1N1 vaccine as it may still be circulating at low levels. Call your local   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: April 29, 2010

Massachusetts: A Self-Portrait Posted on Apr 28

This is the first of a series of posts which will explore the wide variety of information in the recently-released DPH report "Health of Massachusetts." The first chapter explores who we are as residents of Massachusetts – how many are we, what do we do   …Continue Reading Massachusetts: A Self-Portrait

Grocery Store Home Delivery—Something’s Missing Posted on Apr 28

Grocery Store Home Delivery—Something’s Missing

Posted by: Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health  Kara is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH. Nowadays, you can purchase most anything online.  Bizarrely enough, you can even purchase weekly groceries without having to step out of the house.   For some reason, I find grocery   …Continue Reading Grocery Store Home Delivery—Something’s Missing

El cigarrillo y el embarazo: una combinación pésima Posted on Apr 27

El cigarrillo y el embarazo: una combinación pésima

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. ¿Sabía usted que fumar puede hacer más difícil que una mujer pueda quedar embarazada? ¿O sabía que las mujeres que fuman durante el embarazo tienen más   …Continue Reading El cigarrillo y el embarazo: una combinación pésima

Weekly Flu Report: April 22, 2010 Posted on Apr 22

Download Weekly Flu Report: Download Weekly Report_4_22_10 (Download PDF Weekly_Report 4_22_10) As you can see in this week's flu report, we are continuing to see very low levels of flu-like activity in the state. Nevertheless, it's not too late to get vaccinated and there is still   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: April 22, 2010

Introducing the “Health of Massachusetts” Posted on Apr 22

Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released the comprehensive "Health of Massachusetts". This new report represents a major leap forward in our ability to provide useful data on the health of Massachusetts residents, in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. For the first time,   …Continue Reading Introducing the “Health of Massachusetts”

El costo real del tabaco Posted on Apr 22

El costo real del tabaco

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Hoy les quiero hablar del costo real del cigarrillo. Pero antes, consideren este dato: las enfermedades relacionadas con el tabaco matan a más personas en Massachusetts   …Continue Reading El costo real del tabaco

Rules of the Trails (… yes, there are rules!) Posted on Apr 20

Rules of the Trails (… yes, there are rules!)

Posted by: Laura York, Department of Public Health Laura is the Director of the Coordinated School Health Program and is a NASM certified personal trainer. Outdoor trails are the best places to spend a spring afternoon-the smell of blossoming magnolia trees in the air, the   …Continue Reading Rules of the Trails (… yes, there are rules!)

Weekly Flu Report: April 15, 2010 Posted on Apr 15

Download Weekly Flu Report: Download Weekly Report_4_15_10 (Download PDF Weekly Report 4_15_10) This week we are reporting sporadic flu-like activity in the state, up from no activity for the past couple of weeks, due to a confirmed case of H1N1 (swine) flu. As we have been   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: April 15, 2010

Toward Full Transparency of Health Care Costs Posted on Apr 15

Toward Full Transparency of Health Care Costs

  Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Health care costs are a critical issue facing the Commonwealth as individuals, families, and employers, as well as state and local government, are all struggling under the weight of high and rapidly   …Continue Reading Toward Full Transparency of Health Care Costs