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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Weekly Flu Report, November 10, 2011 Posted on Nov 10

As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_11-10-11   As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_11-10-11 This week's flu report shows that we continue to see relatively low amounts of flu-like illness in the state. This is to be expected at this time of the season. However, we can expect that these numbers   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 10, 2011

Highlights from the November 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Nov 10

Highlights from the November 9th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The November meeting of the Public Health Council featured a range of discussions and informational briefings. The Council voted to make permanent a series of emergency amendments to regulations which   …Continue Reading Highlights from the November 9th Public Health Council Meeting

It’s November…Time to Think about Diabetes? Posted on Nov 8

It’s November…Time to Think about Diabetes?

Posted by: Terri Mendoza, MS, RD, LDN, Department of Public Health Terri is the Nutrition Education Specialist for the Massachusetts WIC Program.  Do you ever worry about developing diabetes?  Do you know if you are at risk?  Most importantly, did you realize that you can do   …Continue Reading It’s November…Time to Think about Diabetes?

Flu Prevention and the African-American Community Posted on Nov 7

Flu Prevention and the African-American Community

 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. The flu can make anyone sick, but for people with long-term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease,   …Continue Reading Flu Prevention and the African-American Community

Weekly Flu Report, November 3, 2011 Posted on Nov 4

As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_11-3-11  As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_11-3-11 This week's flu report shows minimal levels of flu-like illness in the state. But the temperatures are falling, the clocks are moving back, and the holiday season continues to approach — all signs that flu season   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 3, 2011

Different Season, Different Grocery Aisle: Canned and Frozen F&V’s Posted on Nov 1

Different Season, Different Grocery Aisle: Canned and Frozen F&V’s

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health   With the cold weather on its way and the Farmers’ Market season coming to an end, fresh produce is limited—and expensive—in Massachusetts. That means many of us will be looking at frozen and canned foods as alternatives to   …Continue Reading Different Season, Different Grocery Aisle: Canned and Frozen F&V’s