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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Prevenga la tos ferina – ¡Vacúnese! Posted on Aug 30

Prevenga la tos ferina – ¡Vacúnese!

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. La tos ferina es una enfermedad respiratoria que se transmite fácilmente de persona a persona al toser o estornudar, causando síntomas similares al resfriado seguidos por una tos severa que puede durar semanas o hasta   …Continue Reading Prevenga la tos ferina – ¡Vacúnese!

¡Vacunas para el comienzo del año escolar! Posted on Aug 29

¡Vacunas para el comienzo del año escolar!

  Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. ¡Difícil de creerlo pero el otoño y el nuevo año escolar están por comenzar!  Ya sea que su hijo este por entrar a la escuelita preescolar, a kinder, a grados más avanzados, hay muchas maneras   …Continue Reading ¡Vacunas para el comienzo del año escolar!

Breathing Easy – Physical Activity for Kids with Asthma Posted on Aug 29

Breathing Easy – Physical Activity for Kids with Asthma

Posted by Jean Zotter, JD Jean is the Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program It’s no secret that physical activity during childhood is important for a healthy future. It’s also no secret that it is often easier said than done, thanks to our   …Continue Reading Breathing Easy – Physical Activity for Kids with Asthma

A Healthy Smile for Every Child! Posted on Aug 27

A Healthy Smile for Every Child!

  Posted by: Katie Gorodetsky, WIC's Immunization Coordiator    Good oral hygiene is essential for your child from the very start. That’s because healthy gums and teeth help your child chew properly and speak clearly. What’s more, teeth and gums also shape your child’s face   …Continue Reading A Healthy Smile for Every Child!

Rewarding Health Careers, Reduced Student Loans Posted on Aug 22

Rewarding Health Careers, Reduced Student Loans

 Posted by Anne Barleone, an intern in the Primary Care Office at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Student loans are weighing on the minds of most recent (and not so recent) college graduates. Having just earned my own degree, I know just how daunting   …Continue Reading Rewarding Health Careers, Reduced Student Loans

Take a Deep Breath…and Relax Posted on Aug 22

Take a Deep Breath…and Relax

  Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Breathing. It’s something we do naturally, yet most of us may not know that we’re not breathing fully. When we’re born, we breathe with our bellies, also called diaphragmatic or   …Continue Reading Take a Deep Breath…and Relax

Shop Smart: Pay Less, Save More! Posted on Aug 20

Shop Smart:  Pay Less, Save More!

  Posted by: Lucy Costa, WIC Vendor Specialist   Everyone wants to eat healthy, delicious meals without spending too much money. With the rising cost of groceries, we’d all love to save a few dollars at the checkout line. Let’s talk about how you can   …Continue Reading Shop Smart: Pay Less, Save More!

What does being active look like to you? Posted on Aug 16

What does being active look like to you?

Posted by Ted Clark Ted is the Communications Director for the Heart Disease and Stroke Program     If you ask people to describe a half-hour of physical activity, you’d probably receive responses along the lines of hitting the gym, jumping on a bike, or   …Continue Reading What does being active look like to you?

Prevent Whooping Cough – Get Vaccinated Posted on Aug 16

Prevent Whooping Cough – Get Vaccinated

 Posted by Donna Lazorik, RN, MS. Donna is the Immunization Coordinator in the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a respiratory illness that spreads easily from person to person by coughing or   …Continue Reading Prevent Whooping Cough – Get Vaccinated

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Avocado Posted on Aug 14

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Avocado

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the Department of Public Health       There always seems to be a trendy new fruit or vegetable being advertised as the best thing next tosliced bread. But really, the avocado explosion is   …Continue Reading SPOTLIGHT ON: The Avocado