Lani Telian, Department of Public Health The other night, my parents took me and my fiancé out to eat. My mom likes to keep the conversation light, and as usual, asked questions like “what was your favorite memory as a kid?” …Continue Reading My Journey back to Watermelon
Posted By: Ellen Tolan, RD, LDN, IBCLC Just in time for World Breastfeeding Week, there is great news for moms and babies! Massachusetts has officially become only the second state in the US to be Bag Free! All of our birthing hospitals and centers …Continue Reading A Milestone for Moms and Babies!
Posted by: Dr. Catherine Brown, State Public Health Veterinarian Last week, state officials made the decision to conduct aerial spraying of pesticides in parts of Southeastern Massachusetts after detecting several Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) positive mosquito samples in that area. The spraying took place …Continue Reading Personal Protection Important in Preventing Mosquito Bites
Posted by: Lynn Beattie, Nutrition Education Specialist With the 2012 Summer Olympics just a few days away, are you getting excited to watch your favorite games and cheer on the athletes? Or, are you feeling adventurous and want to try a new activity with …Continue Reading Hold Your Own Olympic Games!
Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Support your local farmers' market and enjoy some fresh, Massachusetts-grown food this week at some great farmers' market events happening across the state. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy …Continue Reading Farmers’ Markets – A Weekly Run-Down
Posted by: Katie Gorodetsky, WIC's Immunization Coordinator Summer is in full swing and that means pool parties and beach days! Nothing beats cooling off on a hot day by the pool or enjoying vacation time at the beach, but make sure safety comes first. …Continue Reading Make a splash with water safety!
Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Today's Public Health Council featured two informational presentations from DPH subject matter experts. First the Council heard a summary of findings from a new DPH report released today, entitled "Trends …Continue Reading Highlights from the July 11th Public Health Council Meeting
Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Need to catch more zzz’s? Just like eating and breathing, sleep is a necessary function that we may take for granted. And just like responses to eating and breathing, our body …Continue Reading Trouble in the Sleep Department? 8 Tips for Better Sleep
Posted by Claire Blais, RD, CDE, LDN Claire is a Registered Dietician at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Each of us is given 168 hours per week. Studies tell us we should spend 56 of them asleep, so really we’re talking about 112 hours a …Continue Reading Is your company working on wellness?
Posted by: Katie Gorodetsky, WIC's Immunization Coordinator At last, summer is here and the warm weather means we can finally head outside to enjoy those barbeques, picnics, and beach days. But while time in the sun lets our bodies absorb vitamin D – which …Continue Reading Sun Safety