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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Weekly Flu Report, December 30, 2011 Posted on Dec 30

As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_12-30-11  As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_12-30-11 This week's report shows that flu-like illness continues to hum along at a fairly low level, as we enter into the new year; however those rates arelikely to rise significantly as our flu season in New England   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year! Posted on Dec 29

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Lynn Beattie, Department of Public Health.   Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH.     New Year’s Eve is a time for reflecting on the past year. But more importantly, it’s an occasion to look forward to the coming year. Many   …Continue Reading Happy New Year!

Fun, Healthy Recipes for Families to Cook Together Posted on Dec 22

Fun, Healthy Recipes for Families to Cook Together

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Here at Mass in Motion, we’re all about finding new ways to help Massachusetts families to eat better and move more. This week we’re proud to announce an exciting new   …Continue Reading Fun, Healthy Recipes for Families to Cook Together

Weekly Flu Report, December 22, 2011 Posted on Dec 22

As Word doc:  Download Weekly_flu_report_12-22-11  As PDF:  Download Weekly_flu_report_12-22-11 Rates of flu-like illness continue at relatively low levels, according to this week's report. But winter is officially upon us, and we can expect these rates to climb as we head into January and February. The   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 22, 2011

Highlights from the December 21st Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Dec 22

Highlights from the December 21st Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. December’s Public Health Council meeting began with an update from Kevin Cranston, Director of the DPH Bureau of Infectious Disease, on recently proposed amendments to infectious disease reporting regulations for   …Continue Reading Highlights from the December 21st Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, December 15, 2011 Posted on Dec 15

As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_12-15-11  As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_12-15-11 This week's flu report indicates that levels of flu-like illness in Massachusetts continue to be relatively low. It's the lull before the storm, though — we can expect these rates to rise as we head into the   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 15, 2011

Family, Fun and Food: Making meals enjoyable! Posted on Dec 13

Family, Fun and Food: Making meals enjoyable!

  Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.       When you have kids, pulling together a family meal can get stressful. Yet starting good eating   …Continue Reading Family, Fun and Food: Making meals enjoyable!

Weekly Flu Report, December 8, 2011 Posted on Dec 8

As Word doc:  Download Weekly_flu_report_12-8-11  As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_12-8-11 This week's flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state remain at a relatively low level, which is about normal for this stage of flu season. But we can expect these rates to   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 8, 2011

14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Halfway Point Posted on Dec 6

14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Halfway Point

  Posted by Rachel Tanenhaus, MPH Rachel is a Program Coordinator for the Healthy Aging and Disability Unit at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.     It’s been two months since I blogged about starting the 14 Weeks to a Healthier You program at   …Continue Reading 14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Halfway Point

Você tem asma? Você mora com alguém que tem asma? Tome a vacina contra a gripe! Posted on Dec 1

Você tem asma? Você mora com alguém que tem asma? Tome a vacina contra a gripe!

  Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department Se você (ou alguém com quem mora) tem asma, certamente você conhece bem o chiado, a falta de ar e a tosse de um asmático.  Mas   …Continue Reading Você tem asma? Você mora com alguém que tem asma? Tome a vacina contra a gripe!