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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day! Posted on Feb 14

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted by: Lynn Beattie, Department of Public Health.   Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH.       Even before the thought of having a true Valentine, I couldn’t have been more excited for the candy inside those Disney character cards back in   …Continue Reading Happy Valentine’s Day!

Highlights from the February 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Feb 9

Highlights from the February 8th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month's meeting of the Public Health Council featured a range of discussions related to Determination of Need (DON) requests, a vote on proposed amendments to certain Environmental Health regulations,   …Continue Reading Highlights from the February 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, February 9, 2012 Posted on Feb 9

As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_2-9-12  As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_2-9-12 This week's flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness in the state continue at around the same pace as we've seen in the past few weeks. If this flu season is like most others, we're   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 9, 2012

A Smart Step Toward Reducing Alcohol Use Among Our Youth Posted on Feb 9

A Smart Step Toward Reducing Alcohol Use Among Our Youth

  By Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby There’s no question that underage drinking is a serious public health problem in communities across the nation. Here in Massachusetts, we’ve made progress in reducing rates of alcohol consumption among our young people, but there’s   …Continue Reading A Smart Step Toward Reducing Alcohol Use Among Our Youth

Un Paso Firme para Reducir el Consumo de Alcohol entre Nuestros jóvenes Posted on Feb 7

Un Paso Firme para Reducir el Consumo de Alcohol entre Nuestros jóvenes

  By Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby No hay duda de que el consumo de alcohol entre menores de edad es un problema grave de salud en las comunidades de nuestra nación. Aquí en Massachusetts, hemos logrado avances a la hora   …Continue Reading Un Paso Firme para Reducir el Consumo de Alcohol entre Nuestros jóvenes

Farmers’ Markets…in February? Posted on Feb 7

Farmers’ Markets…in February?

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health       That’s right! For all you fair weather market-fans out there, there are farmers’ markets up and functioning in the cold weather, too! Local farmers work all year long to produce fresh fruits and vegetables, and more   …Continue Reading Farmers’ Markets…in February?

Weekly Flu Report, February 2, 2012 Posted on Feb 2

As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_2-2-12  As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_2-2-12 This week's flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state continue along at a relatively stable clip. With the recent warmer temperatures, it's easy to forget that winter — and the current flu season   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 2, 2012

Got Networks? The Power of Relationships Posted on Feb 1

Got Networks? The Power of Relationships

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Beatles were right: we do indeed get by with a little help from our friends. Strong personal relationships and feeling connected to community aren’t just nice ideas – they have   …Continue Reading Got Networks? The Power of Relationships

Pense no Ácido Fólico! Posted on Feb 1

Pense no Ácido Fólico!

 Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department Você ainda não decidiu qual será a sua resolução de saúde para o 2012? Não procure mais! Ingira uma quantidade suficiente de ácido fólico. Todos podem se   …Continue Reading Pense no Ácido Fólico!

¡Piensa en el Ácido Fólico! Posted on Feb 1

¡Piensa en el Ácido Fólico!

 Posted by:  María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department ¿Todavía no has determinado cual será tu resolución en materia de salud para este 2012?¡Deja de buscar y asegúrate de que estás consumiendo suficiente cantidad de ácido   …Continue Reading ¡Piensa en el Ácido Fólico!