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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ready to Go! Posted on Sep 30

Ready to Go!

Ready to Go! October 1st marks an important milestone for transparency in Massachusetts health care. Why? It is the official start of the all-payer claims database (APCD)! As you may know from previous blog posts, the APCD will include virtually all health care claims data   …Continue Reading Ready to Go!

Con el otoño las hojas caen: ¡que no le pase lo mismo a sus ganas de mantenerse activo! Posted on Sep 30

Con el otoño las hojas caen: ¡que no le pase lo mismo a sus ganas de mantenerse activo!

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department.   El otoño comenzó, oficialmente, la semana pasada y con ello la posibilidad de hacer de los días templados y ventosos, nuestro mejor aliado para estar   …Continue Reading Con el otoño las hojas caen: ¡que no le pase lo mismo a sus ganas de mantenerse activo!

No outono as folhas caem por terra: não deixe que com elas caia também a sua vontade de se manter ativo! Posted on Sep 30

No outono as folhas caem por terra: não deixe que com elas caia também a sua vontade de se manter ativo!

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department.   O outono começou, oficialmente, na semana passada, trazendo a promessa de dias amenos e ventosos, o ideal para nos mantermos ativos. Embora muitos possam pensar   …Continue Reading No outono as folhas caem por terra: não deixe que com elas caia também a sua vontade de se manter ativo!

Kudos to Department of Children and Families Commissioner McClain Posted on Sep 27

Kudos to Department of Children and Families Commissioner McClain

Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services   During a legislative hearing last November, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Angelo McClain attributed his motivation to accept the role of DCF Commissioner to his own experience as a youth within   …Continue Reading Kudos to Department of Children and Families Commissioner McClain

First Open Meeting on National Health Care Reform Posted on Sep 24

First Open Meeting on National Health Care Reform

Posted by: JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services   Earlier this week, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services hosted an open meeting for stakeholders on ‘Implementing Federal Health Reform in Massachusetts.’ The meeting was an opportunity to share updates and   …Continue Reading First Open Meeting on National Health Care Reform

Autumn’s Feast of Activities Posted on Sep 21

Autumn’s Feast of Activities

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH. Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate… not just yet, anyway.  This spectacular, crisp fall weather we’ve been enjoying recently is the perfect weather for being   …Continue Reading Autumn’s Feast of Activities

El asma: una enfermedad que te quitará, literalmente, el aliento Posted on Sep 15

El asma: una enfermedad que te quitará, literalmente, el aliento

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. ¿Respiración sibilante? ¿Falta de aire? ¿Opresión en el pecho? Estos son algunos síntomas del asma. El asma es una enfermedad de los pulmones que causa dificultad   …Continue Reading El asma: una enfermedad que te quitará, literalmente, el aliento

Asma: uma doença que vai lhe deixar, literalmente, sem fôlego Posted on Sep 15

Asma: uma doença que vai lhe deixar, literalmente, sem fôlego

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Falta de ar? Chiado? Pressão no peito? Esses são alguns dos sintomas da asma. A asma é uma doença dos pulmões que causa dificuldade em respirar   …Continue Reading Asma: uma doença que vai lhe deixar, literalmente, sem fôlego

Don’t let dinner catch you by surprise! Posted on Sep 14

Don’t let dinner catch you by surprise!

Posted by: Meghan Mueller, Department of Public Health   Meghan is the State Breastfeeding Coordinator for DPH.   After recently getting married and graduating from grad school in addition to my full time job, I know how difficult it can be to get a healthy dinner on the   …Continue Reading Don’t let dinner catch you by surprise!

¡Un nuevo comienzo! Posted on Sep 9

¡Un nuevo comienzo!

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. ¡Me encantan los regresos a clases! La última vez que estuve en clases fue, bueno, hace mucho más tiempo del que me atrevo a admitir, pero   …Continue Reading ¡Un nuevo comienzo!