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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Salt- are you having too much? Posted on Mar 16

Salt- are you having too much?

Posted by:   When I hear nutrition experts say that Americans consume too much sodium, my first thought is always, “I wish Dad would stop adding so much salt to his meals!” Not because it insults my mother’s cooking, but because too much sodium in   …Continue Reading Salt- are you having too much?

Update on Recent Activities Posted on Mar 15

Update on Recent Activities

  As I mentioned in my previous entry, DHCFP’s endeavors are meant to spark discussion, create transparency, and inspire innovation. For example, we recently hosted an educational symposium on bundled payments for payers, providers, and other interested parties. With over 150 attendees, the event provided   …Continue Reading Update on Recent Activities

Antibióticos: Cuándo tomarlos (y cuándo no) Posted on Mar 15

Antibióticos: Cuándo tomarlos (y cuándo no)

   Éste es un mensaje del Comisionado de Salud Pública de Massachusetts, John Auerbach, y la Presidenta de la Sociedad Médica de Massachusetts, Alice A. Tolbert Coombs, MD En estos precisos momentos en que usted está leyendo estas líneas, al menos en una clínica de Massachusetts hay   …Continue Reading Antibióticos: Cuándo tomarlos (y cuándo no)

Weekly Flu Report, March 10, 2011 Posted on Mar 10

As RTF:  Download Weekly flu report_3_10_11   As PDF: Download Weekly flu report_3_10_11 This week's flu report shows that flu-like illness continues to be reported on a widespread basis in Massachusetts. If you haven't gotten a flu vaccine yet, there's still plenty of opportunities to do   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 10, 2011

Engaging You in 2011 Posted on Mar 10

Engaging You in 2011

  It’s full steam ahead at the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (DHCFP).  Last week’s successful launch of the all-payer claims database embodies one of many important initiatives that DHCFP has undertaken to further its ongoing mission to provide reliable, objective health care   …Continue Reading Engaging You in 2011

Prevenga el Cáncer de Colon ¡Hágase la Prueba! Posted on Mar 10

Prevenga el Cáncer de Colon ¡Hágase la Prueba!

 Posted by Maria Gonzalez Maria is a Health Education Manager at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Para muchos de nosotros el hacernos una colonoscopía no está en nuestra lista prioridades. Pero una colonoscopía – una prueba de detección del cáncer de colon – puede   …Continue Reading Prevenga el Cáncer de Colon ¡Hágase la Prueba!

Prevent Colon Cancer – Get Screened! Posted on Mar 10

For many of us, getting a colonoscopy isn’t at the top of our To Do list.  But a colonoscopy— a test that screens for colon cancer— can find colon cancer before you even notice any symptoms.  In fact, it may stop you from getting cancer.   …Continue Reading Prevent Colon Cancer – Get Screened!

Color Your Meals with Fruits and Veggies Posted on Mar 3

Color Your Meals with Fruits and Veggies

Posted by:   March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is, “Eat Right with Color.” Take time this month to make sure your kids are getting the nutrients they need. Here are some tips to help you and your kids “Eat Right with   …Continue Reading Color Your Meals with Fruits and Veggies

Weekly Flu Report, March 3, 2011 Posted on Mar 3

As RTF: Download Weekly_flu_report_3_3_11  As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_3_3_11 This week's flu report shows that flu-like illness in Massachusetts remained steady, at an elevated level, from the previous week. If you haven't gotten vaccinated yet, there really is no time like the present. Contact your health   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 3, 2011

Another Step Forward with APCD Posted on Mar 2

Another Step Forward with APCD

    This past Monday, the Division’s all-payer claims database (APCD) began collecting health care claims data from all registered payers in the Commonwealth. I am pleased to report that – to date – the APCD has registered almost 90 health care payers and third   …Continue Reading Another Step Forward with APCD