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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Marathon Monday’s a-comin’! Posted on Apr 15

Marathon Monday’s a-comin’!

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH It's that time of year again, folks.  Probably one of the most inspiring athletic events for spectators and athletes alike:  The Boston Marathon!  And, as they say that a   …Continue Reading Marathon Monday’s a-comin’!

¿Por qué más madres no están amamantando a sus bebés? Posted on Apr 14

¿Por qué más madres no están amamantando a sus bebés?

Posted by: Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health  Kara is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH. Si a usted le gustan tanto las noticias como a mí, le debe de haber sido difícil no escuchar los reportes sobre la lactancia la semana pasada. Esta última   …Continue Reading ¿Por qué más madres no están amamantando a sus bebés?

Breastfeeding is Best—So Why Aren’t More Moms Sticking To It? Posted on Apr 13

Breastfeeding is Best—So Why Aren’t More Moms Sticking To It?

Posted by: Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health  Kara is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH. If you are an avid news watcher like I am, it was hard to miss last week’s media coverage of breastfeeding.  This most recent media blitz on breastfeeding is   …Continue Reading Breastfeeding is Best—So Why Aren’t More Moms Sticking To It?

Measuring Results in Our Daily Work – Reflections from substance abuse recovery centers around the state Posted on Apr 12

Measuring Results in Our Daily Work – Reflections from substance abuse recovery centers around the state

Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services   You may have already seen the new link for EHSResults on the Executive Office of Health and Human Services website. EHS Results addresses one of my top priorities: increasing transparency in how Health   …Continue Reading Measuring Results in Our Daily Work – Reflections from substance abuse recovery centers around the state

El humo del cigarrillo Posted on Apr 8

El humo del cigarrillo

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Como les había comentado anteriormente, estamos trabajando en una serie de podcasts y blogs sobre el alcohol, las drogas y el tabaco. El mes pasado publicamos   …Continue Reading El humo del cigarrillo

Weekly Flu Report: April 8, 2010 Posted on Apr 8

Download Weekly Flu Report: Download Weekly Report_4_08_10 (Download PDF Weekly Report 4_08_10) Attached is this week's flu report. Once again, the levels of flu-like activity remain lower than what is expected for this time of year. Nevertheless, flu season is unpredictable and there is plenty of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: April 8, 2010

H1N1: Lessons Learned Posted on Apr 7

H1N1: Lessons Learned

 Last month, over 700 public health, health care, school and community leaders joined Commissioner Auerbach at the DPH-sponsored "Responding to H1N1 Influenza: Lessons Learned" conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.    The day- long event provided an opportunity to review lessons learned and highlight   …Continue Reading H1N1: Lessons Learned

An Intro to the Paralympics Posted on Apr 6

An Intro to the Paralympics

Posted by: Rachel Tanenhaus, Department of Public Health  Rachel is the Program Coordinator for the Healthy Aging and Disability Unit.    I love the Olympics.  In February, I stayed up far later than I should have watching elite athletes compete in skiing, ice skating, luge, and   …Continue Reading An Intro to the Paralympics

Na luta contra a obesidade Posted on Apr 5

Na luta contra a obesidade

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Semana passada o governo anunciou que Massachusetts recebeu mais de meio milhão de dólares – $633.000 – para a luta contra a obesidade. Diante do tamanho   …Continue Reading Na luta contra a obesidade

Weekly Flu Update: April 1, 2010 Posted on Apr 1

Download Weekly_Flu_Report_04_01_10 (Download PDF) Here's this week's flu activity report. We continue to see lower levels of flu activity when compared to the amount of flu we typically see at this time of the year. While this is great news, it's really important to remember that flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Update: April 1, 2010