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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates Posted on Sep 27

Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health     When it comes to expiration dates, there is a lot of confusion between the dates listed on food packages. This misunderstanding can cause you to get sick from eating foods with high levels of bacteria. Between “Use   …Continue Reading Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates

La temporada de la gripe está a la vuelta de la esquina. ¡Vacúnese hoy mismo! Posted on Sep 22

La temporada de la gripe está a la vuelta de la esquina. ¡Vacúnese hoy mismo!

 Posted by:  María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department No se deje engañar por las cálidas temperaturas. La temporada de la gripe habrá empezado antes de que usted se dé cuenta. La mejor manera de protegerse   …Continue Reading La temporada de la gripe está a la vuelta de la esquina. ¡Vacúnese hoy mismo!

A temporada da gripe está chegando: tome a vacina hoje mesmo! Posted on Sep 22

A temporada da gripe está chegando: tome a vacina hoje mesmo!

  Posted by María R. González María is the Community Health Education Manager at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Não se deixe enganar pela temperatura agradável: a temporada da gripe vai chegar antes de você perceber. A melhor forma de se proteger contra a gripe é   …Continue Reading A temporada da gripe está chegando: tome a vacina hoje mesmo!

How physical activity saved my life (and not in the way you think!) Posted on Sep 22

How physical activity saved my life (and not in the way you think!)

Posted by: Laura York, Department of Public Health   Laura is the Director of the Coordinated School Health Program and a certified group exercise instructor/personal trainer. In preparation for Hurricane Irene, I decided to take all the chairs off my roof deck so they wouldn’t blow   …Continue Reading How physical activity saved my life (and not in the way you think!)

Como Reparar a un Pueblo Posted on Sep 21

Como Reparar a un Pueblo

 Éste es el segundo de una serie de blogs que son el producto del trabajo de cinco becarios de Programa de Prevención de la Violencia Juvenil del Departamento de Salud Pública. Sus nombres (de izquierda a derecha) son Sanjay Raju, Lisandra Carranza, Amy Nwaobasi, Joseph   …Continue Reading Como Reparar a un Pueblo

Flu Season is Right Around the Corner – Get Vaccinated Today! Posted on Sep 20

Flu Season is Right Around the Corner – Get Vaccinated Today!

 Posted by Donna Lazorik, RN, MS. Donna is the Immunization Coordinator in the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Don’t let the warm temperatures fool you – flu season will be here before you know it. The best way   …Continue Reading Flu Season is Right Around the Corner – Get Vaccinated Today!

MA Children at Play: Helping preschoolers move more Posted on Sep 20

MA Children at Play: Helping preschoolers move more

 Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.   Some people ask me if preschool is too early for teaching kids how to eat healthy and be active. My   …Continue Reading MA Children at Play: Helping preschoolers move more

Mending a Village Posted on Sep 15

Mending a Village

 This is the second in a series of guest posts researched and written by five summer interns with the DPH Youth Violence Prevention Program. Their names are (l to r) Sanjay Raju, Lisandra Carranza, Amy Nwaobasi, Joseph Fox, and Imani Cosby. We’ve all heard the saying   …Continue Reading Mending a Village

Highlights from the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Sep 14

Highlights from the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The September meeting of the Public Health Council focused on several items related to hospitals and health care plans in Massachusetts. The Council voted to approve the acquisition by Steward   …Continue Reading Highlights from the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting

Salt: so many names, so little difference Posted on Sep 13

Salt: so many names, so little difference

Posted by Susan Svencer, MPH Susan is a Sodium Reduction Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health    “Is sea salt really healthier for you than other types of salt?”  I can’t tell you how often I am asked that question when people find   …Continue Reading Salt: so many names, so little difference