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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Food Safety: Egg Recall Posted on Aug 31

Food Safety:  Egg Recall

Heather Catledge, Department of Public Health   Heather is the Special Formula & Food Package Nutritionist for DPH I love eggs and cook with them all the time. Eggs are one of the best low cost protein sources that can be prepared in a short notice…and   …Continue Reading Food Safety: Egg Recall

A great step forward for healthier eating and living in the Commonwealth Posted on Aug 30

A great step forward for healthier eating and living in the Commonwealth

Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services   Congratulations are in order for the Department of Transitional Assistance!  Massachusetts was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct the first ever Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP), a program that   …Continue Reading A great step forward for healthier eating and living in the Commonwealth

El consumo de huevos y su seguridad Posted on Aug 25

El consumo de huevos y su seguridad

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Autoridades federales y estatales están investigando actualmente el aumento a nivel nacional de las infecciones por Salmonella asociadas con los huevos con cáscara. El retiro de   …Continue Reading El consumo de huevos y su seguridad

Segurança no consumo de ovos Posted on Aug 25

Segurança no consumo de ovos

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Autoridades de saúde estaduais e federais estão agora investigando um aumento por todo o país de infecções por Salmonela ligadas a ovos com casca. A atual   …Continue Reading Segurança no consumo de ovos

Healthy Living at Work: Worksite Wellness Initiatives in Springfield Posted on Aug 19

Healthy Living at Work: Worksite Wellness Initiatives in Springfield

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Last week, I visited local employers in Springfield and we discussed their worksite wellness initiatives – specifically the opportunities and challenges related to establishing cost-effective and sustainable wellness programs with the dual aims   …Continue Reading Healthy Living at Work: Worksite Wellness Initiatives in Springfield

Mortality in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 18

This post is highlighting the final chapter – “Mortality” – from the "Health of Massachusetts," a comprehensive report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 1841, Massachusetts became the first state to mandate the registration of births and deaths, known as “vital statistics”. Today,   …Continue Reading Mortality in Massachusetts

New Law Offers Opportunities for Small Businesses to Reduce Health Care Costs Posted on Aug 17

New Law Offers Opportunities for Small Businesses to Reduce Health Care Costs

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Last Tuesday, Governor Patrick signed a bill into law that will provide immediate relief for small businesses and help to lower health insurance premiums.  At the signing ceremony, the Governor restated his commitment   …Continue Reading New Law Offers Opportunities for Small Businesses to Reduce Health Care Costs

The Lunch Box Dilemma Posted on Aug 17

The Lunch Box Dilemma

Posted by: Rachel Colchamiro, Department of Public Health   Rachel is the Director of Nutrition Services for the Masscausetts WIC Program I don’t know about you, but I find myself struggling this summer every time I begin the process of packing my kids’ lunchboxes for   …Continue Reading The Lunch Box Dilemma

Predecir y prevenir las lesiones involuntarias Posted on Aug 17

Predecir y prevenir las lesiones involuntarias

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Esta es la entrega más reciente de la serie de blogs que destacan capítulos importantes del informe Health of Massachusetts (La salud de Massachusetts), un reporte   …Continue Reading Predecir y prevenir las lesiones involuntarias

Previsão e Prevenção de Ferimentos Involuntários Posted on Aug 17

Previsão e Prevenção de Ferimentos Involuntários

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Esta é a entrega mais recente da série de blogs destacando diferentes capítulos do Health of Massachusetts (O Estado de Saúde de Massachusetts), um novo relatório   …Continue Reading Previsão e Prevenção de Ferimentos Involuntários