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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Weekly Flu Report, April 28, 2011 Posted on Apr 28

As RTF: Download Weekly flu report_4_28_11  As PDF: Download Weekly flu report_4_28_11 This week's flu report shows that flu-like illness continues its downward trend across Massachusetts.

Las Calorías Cuentan- ¿Cuántas calorías estoy consumiendo? Posted on Apr 26

Las Calorías Cuentan- ¿Cuántas calorías estoy consumiendo?

 Posted by: María R. González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department No importa quien sea, donde trabaja o donde vive, lo que es seguro es que usted ha comido alguna vez en un restaurante de comida rápida.    …Continue Reading Las Calorías Cuentan- ¿Cuántas calorías estoy consumiendo?

¿Cómo Brindar Apoyo a las Mamás que Amamantan a sus Bebés? Posted on Apr 22

¿Cómo Brindar Apoyo a las Mamás que Amamantan a sus Bebés?

 Posted by Maria Gonzalez Maria is the Community Health Education Manager at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  ¡Es posible que se haya percatado de la cantidad de noticias generadas en los últimos meses sobre la lactancia materna! Y es que, recientemente, la Directora General   …Continue Reading ¿Cómo Brindar Apoyo a las Mamás que Amamantan a sus Bebés?

Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2011 Posted on Apr 21

As RTF: Download Weekly flu report_4_21_11   As PDF: Download Weekly flu report_4_21_11 Here is this week's flu report, which shows that flu-like illness continues to decline in Massachusetts as we approach the end of flu season.

Mass Health Care has moved! Posted on Apr 20

Hello everyone: please note that our blog category "Mass Health Care" has moved to new space within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Please visit and bookmark us at  http://hhs.blog.state.ma.us/blog/health-care/.

Support is Key for New Breastfeeding Moms Posted on Apr 19

Support is Key for New Breastfeeding Moms

Posted by: Meghan Morse, Department of Public Health Meghan is the new State Breastfeeding Coordinator for DPH.   You may have noticed that the news is buzzing with breastfeeding articles lately! Recently, the Surgeon General released a Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, detailing how we can all   …Continue Reading Support is Key for New Breastfeeding Moms

Del 18 al 24 de Abril se celebra la Semana Sin “Pantallas” Posted on Apr 15

Del 18 al 24 de Abril se celebra la Semana Sin “Pantallas”

 Posted by Maria Gonzalez Maria is the Community Health Education Manager at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. ¡A partir del lunes,  18 de abril, da comienzo la Semana Sin “pantallas”, una celebración anual en la que millones de personas apagan sus televisores, los monitores   …Continue Reading Del 18 al 24 de Abril se celebra la Semana Sin “Pantallas”

APCD Community Engagement Posted on Apr 15

APCD Community Engagement

DHCFP is hosting a series of public forums on May 2nd, May 13th, and May 20th regarding the all-payer claims database (APCD) to engage in candid discussions and seek specific feedback that will help us refine our work and develop additional policies.  I encourage you   …Continue Reading APCD Community Engagement

Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2011 Posted on Apr 15

As RTF: Download Weekly_flu_report_4_14_11 As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_4_14_11 Please click on either link to view this week's flu report. As expected, flu activity is continuing its downward trend.

Calories count- How many are you ordering? Posted on Apr 13

Calories count- How many are you ordering?

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health     No matter who you are, what you do for work, or where you live, one thing is for sure: you’ve eaten in a fast food restaurant more than once in your life. Ever wonder how many calories   …Continue Reading Calories count- How many are you ordering?