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Monthly Archives: May 2010

El monóxido de carbono mata Posted on May 17

El monóxido de carbono mata

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Tanto va el cántaro a la fuente que al final se rompe… O, por lo menos, eso dice el dicho. Y si el dicho es verdad,   …Continue Reading El monóxido de carbono mata

O Monóxido de Carbono Mata Posted on May 14

O Monóxido de Carbono Mata

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Água mole em pedra dura, tanto bate até que fura… Ou pelo menos isso diz o ditado. Bom, se for assim, então não está mal falar   …Continue Reading O Monóxido de Carbono Mata

Weekly Flu Report: May 13, 2010 Posted on May 13

Download Weekly Flu Report: Download Weekly_Report_05_13_10 (Download Weekly Report_5_13_10) Here is this week's flu report. Although we have seen a slight increase in flu-like illness from some of our healthcare provider reporting sites, it is difficult to say with certainty whether this increase is really the flu or   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: May 13, 2010

A Time for Change, A Time for Recognition: National Foster Care Month Posted on May 13

A Time for Change, A Time for Recognition: National Foster Care Month

Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services   Signs of springtime tell us that change is in the air in New England.  After months of bare trees, cold temperatures and short days, signs of vibrant, warm life are returning.      For   …Continue Reading A Time for Change, A Time for Recognition: National Foster Care Month

Regulations Governing the APCD Posted on May 11

Regulations Governing the APCD

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Last month I described an important project we are spearheading at the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy–the creation of an all-payer claims database, which we refer to as the “APCD.” In   …Continue Reading Regulations Governing the APCD

A few days without water… Posted on May 11

A few days without water…

Posted by: Meghan Morse, Department of Public Health Meghan is a Nutrition Education Specialist for DPH. If you live anywhere near Boston, you most likely experienced a few days without tap water recently. Thankfully, this problem was resolved quickly, but it got me thinking about   …Continue Reading A few days without water…

Remembering Older Moms on Mother’s Day Posted on May 7

Remembering Older Moms on Mother’s Day

Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services   I’m lucky to be able to spend a lot of time with my mother because she lives close by.  Not everyone is so fortunate, though, as I was reminded by a blog post   …Continue Reading Remembering Older Moms on Mother’s Day

Você Tem o Direito de Pedir um Intérprete Posted on May 7

Você Tem o Direito de Pedir um Intérprete

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. O Departamento de Saúde Pública de Massachusetts lançou hoje “You Have the Right to an Interpreter” (Você tem direito a um intérprete), uma campanha de conscientização   …Continue Reading Você Tem o Direito de Pedir um Intérprete

Watering down what we take for granted Posted on May 6

Watering down what we take for granted

Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services   This week’s water main break and response underscored a fundamental, universal point: we’re very lucky that in this country most residents have access to basic necessities – clean air, sufficient food supply, clean   …Continue Reading Watering down what we take for granted

Weekly Flu Report: May 6, 2010 Posted on May 6

Download Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report_5_06_10 (Download PDF Weekly Report_5_06_10) As you can see in this week's report, the level of flu-like illness in the state continues to be very low and is consistent with what we would expect to see at this time of year.