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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Give Mom one less thing to worry about – your health! Posted on May 11

Give Mom one less thing to worry about – your health!

Posted by Tracy Evans, MPH, Mom Tracy is a Program Coordinator at the MA Department of Public Health      I have a mother’s day message to children of all ages – give your mom one less thing to worry about. Take some steps   …Continue Reading Give Mom one less thing to worry about – your health!

Weekly Flu Report, May 10, 2012 Posted on May 10

As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_5-10-12  As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_5-10-12 This week's flu reports shows a slight decline in rates of flu-like illness since last week's report. Click on either of the links above to access the full report.

Highlights from the May 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on May 9

Highlights from the May 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month, the Council took up a Determination of Need request for two hospitals in Lowell, and heard informational presentations from the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality as   …Continue Reading Highlights from the May 9th Public Health Council Meeting

May is Stroke Awareness Month, so let’s talk about…blood pressure? Posted on May 8

May is Stroke Awareness Month, so let’s talk about…blood pressure?

Posted by Ted Clark Ted is the Communications Director for the Heart Disease and Stroke Program   Do you know your blood pressure (BP) numbers? Most people don’t, and I didn’t know mine till recently. So what’s the big deal? As long as you feel   …Continue Reading May is Stroke Awareness Month, so let’s talk about…blood pressure?

Join Us for National Mom’s Nite Out! Posted on May 7

Join Us for National Mom’s Nite Out!

Posted by: Karan DiMartino, Marketing Manger for the WIC Nutrition Program   Are you a mom in need of a night out? Got any plans for on Thursday, May 10th from 5pm-8pm? Then please join the Massachusetts WIC Nutrition Program to celebrate National Mom’s Nite Out   …Continue Reading Join Us for National Mom’s Nite Out!

Weekly Flu Report, May 3rd, 2012 Posted on May 3

As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_5-3-12  As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_5-3-12 This week's flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts have trended downward since last week's report. Please click on either of the links above for the full document.

Gooooo, team! Posted on May 3

Gooooo, team!

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Growing up, I was always running around. Sitting still was never my forte (and it still isn’t). I found a productive way to channel my energy into sports, playing basketball, softball   …Continue Reading Gooooo, team!

Keep it moving in small spaces Posted on May 2

Keep it moving in small spaces

  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.     If you think a small living space or yard means no room for physical activity, think again!   …Continue Reading Keep it moving in small spaces