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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mass in Motion: Communities making a real difference Posted on Nov 29

Mass in Motion: Communities making a real difference

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health       More and more communities are making changes within their town or city’s walls that aim to increase healthy eating and active living. And for many Mass in Motion communities, making the healthy choice the easy choice   …Continue Reading Mass in Motion: Communities making a real difference

¿Tienes Asma? ¿Convives con Alguien que Padece de Asma? Entonces, ¡Ponte la Vacuna contra la Gripe! Posted on Nov 28

¿Tienes Asma? ¿Convives con Alguien que Padece de Asma? Entonces, ¡Ponte la Vacuna contra la Gripe!

  Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department Si tú o alguna de las personas con las que convives tiene asma, seguramente ya estás acostumbrado al sonido silbante,  a la falta de respiración y   …Continue Reading ¿Tienes Asma? ¿Convives con Alguien que Padece de Asma? Entonces, ¡Ponte la Vacuna contra la Gripe!

Got Asthma? Live with Someone who Has Asthma? Get a Flu Shot! Posted on Nov 28

Got Asthma? Live with Someone who Has Asthma? Get a Flu Shot!

 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. If you or someone you live with has asthma, you’re probably familiar with the wheezing, loss of breath and coughing   …Continue Reading Got Asthma? Live with Someone who Has Asthma? Get a Flu Shot!

Weekly Flu Report, November 25, 2011 Posted on Nov 25

As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_11-25-11 As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_11-25-11 This week's flu report shows that the flu activity level in the state is still sporadic. This is about normal for this time of flu season, but we can expect that these rates will climb steadily as   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 25, 2011

¡Aplica la fórmula del plato a la comida de Acción de Gracias! Posted on Nov 22

¡Aplica la fórmula del plato a la comida de Acción de Gracias!

  Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department Las hojas han cambiado de color y se están cayendo de los árboles. Por la mañana, el aire se siente helado y, por la noche, tienes   …Continue Reading ¡Aplica la fórmula del plato a la comida de Acción de Gracias!

Take MyPlate to Thanksgiving! Posted on Nov 21

Take MyPlate to Thanksgiving!

 Posted by Claire Blais, RD, CDE, LDN Claire is a Registered Dietician at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.       The leaves are turning colors and falling to the ground.  The air is crisp in the morning, and you need to turn the heat on at night.  The   …Continue Reading Take MyPlate to Thanksgiving!

Celebrate the Role of Rural Health Services in Massachusetts Posted on Nov 17

Celebrate the Role of Rural Health Services in Massachusetts

Posted by Cathleen McElligott, MS, RD. Cathleen is the Director of the State Office of Rural Health in the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. From the Cape and Islands all the way to the Berkshires, rural healthcare   …Continue Reading Celebrate the Role of Rural Health Services in Massachusetts

Weekly Flu Report, November 17, 2011 Posted on Nov 17

As Word doc: Download Weekly Flu Report 11 17 2011   As PDF: Download Weekly Flu Report 11 17 2011 This week's flu report shows that flu-like illness in the state continues to be mild. This is about normal for this time of flu season, but   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 17, 2011

Smart Snacking Posted on Nov 17

Smart Snacking

  Posted by Lynette Desharnais. Lynette is a program coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health       Balancing your calories is never easy.  With a busy schedule, often we find ourselves extremely hungry by the time we finally have a chance to   …Continue Reading Smart Snacking

Ha llegado Noviembre… ¡Ya es Hora de Pensar en la Diabetes! Posted on Nov 14

Ha llegado Noviembre… ¡Ya es Hora de Pensar en la Diabetes!

 Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department ¿Te preocupa padecer de diabetes? ¿Sabes si tienes algún riesgo de que así sea? Y lo más importante ¿Sabes que hay maneras de hacer algo al respecto?   …Continue Reading Ha llegado Noviembre… ¡Ya es Hora de Pensar en la Diabetes!