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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Being Active: A Natural Mood Enhancer Posted on Feb 29

Being Active: A Natural Mood Enhancer

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Being active isn’t just for maintaining a healthy weight. It also reduces your risk for all kinds of chronic diseases and helps you feel more confident. What’s more, being physically active   …Continue Reading Being Active: A Natural Mood Enhancer

Colaboremos para Acabar con la Violencia Contra la Mujer Posted on Feb 28

Colaboremos para Acabar con la Violencia Contra la Mujer

 Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department La violencia contra la mujer es un grave problema que afecta a la salud pública – y todos tenemos un papel importante a la hora de frenarla.   …Continue Reading Colaboremos para Acabar con la Violencia Contra la Mujer

Bebidas Energéticas y para Deportistas, ¿se las podemos dar a nuestros hijos? Posted on Feb 27

Bebidas Energéticas y para Deportistas, ¿se las podemos dar a nuestros hijos?

 Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department Todos sabemos que es importante que los niños se mantengan hidratados cuando están activos o cuando hacen deporte. Pero, ¿son las bebidas energéticas las más adecuadas para   …Continue Reading Bebidas Energéticas y para Deportistas, ¿se las podemos dar a nuestros hijos?

Working Together to Bring an End to Violence Against Women Posted on Feb 27

Working Together to Bring an End to Violence Against Women

Posted by Mark Bergeron-Naper, DPH Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services Violence against women is a major public health issue – and everyone has an important role to play in stopping it. On March 1st at the State House, Governor Patrick and DPH Commissioner John   …Continue Reading Working Together to Bring an End to Violence Against Women

Weekly Flu Report, February 23rd, 2012 Posted on Feb 23

As Word doc:  Download Weekly_flu_report_2-23-12  As PDF:  Download Weekly_flu_report_2-23-12 This week's flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts continue at a relatively flat rate since last week. But flu season is not over yet, and flu can be unpredictable. Flu vaccine is   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 23rd, 2012

Sports and Energy Drinks – are they okay for kids? Posted on Feb 21

Sports and Energy Drinks – are they okay for kids?

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health     The other morning, my soon-to-be husband woke up, walked immediately to the refrigerator, and started his day by gulping down a blue sports drink. When he picked me up later that night, there was an empty energy   …Continue Reading Sports and Energy Drinks – are they okay for kids?

¡Un mensaje desde el Corazón! Posted on Feb 17

¡Un mensaje desde el Corazón!

  Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department       Febrero es el Mes del Corazón en Estados Unidos y aquí en el Departamento de Salud Pública lo celebramos vistiéndonos de rojo para crear   …Continue Reading ¡Un mensaje desde el Corazón!

A message from the heart! Posted on Feb 17

A message from the heart!

  Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department      February is American Heart Month and here at DPH a group of us celebrated by wearing red to raise awareness. That’s because heart disease is   …Continue Reading A message from the heart!

Weekly Flu Report, February 16th, 2012 Posted on Feb 16

As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_2-16-12  As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_2-16-12 This week's flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts have remained relatively steady. Flu is unpredictable, though, and there's still plenty of flu season to get through. Flu vaccine is readily available at   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 16th, 2012

A Creative New Way for LGBTQA Youth to Express Themselves Posted on Feb 15

A Creative New Way for LGBTQA Youth to Express Themselves

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. What does homophobia and transphobia look and feel like? What is important in relationships? Where do LGBTQA youth find support? These were some of the important questions that a group of   …Continue Reading A Creative New Way for LGBTQA Youth to Express Themselves