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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Back-to-School Immunizations! Posted on Aug 13

Back-to-School Immunizations!

  Posted by: Katie Gorodetsky, WIC Immunization Coordinator   It may be hard to think about, but fall is right around the corner – and with it, the start of another school year! Whether your child is just entering preschool/kindergarten or a seasoned pro heading   …Continue Reading Back-to-School Immunizations!

Highlights from the August 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Aug 9

Highlights from the August 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 Public Health Council meeting featured a series of discussions and informational presentations on public health trends and issues facing the Commonwealth. First, the Council heard a presentation from Dr. Madeleine   …Continue Reading Highlights from the August 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Keep Moving, all the way into Autumn Posted on Aug 8

Keep Moving, all the way into Autumn

  Posted by Ed Pomfred, R.N. Ed Pomfred is the Director of the Keep Moving Program, Healthy Aging and Disability Unit.        Sometimes, as people grow older, they can start to become less active. The truth is that, as an older adult, its   …Continue Reading Keep Moving, all the way into Autumn

To the Farmers’ Markets We Go! Posted on Aug 6

To the Farmers’ Markets We Go!

  Posted By: Terri Mendoza and Mila Walsh, WIC Nutritionists           From spring until late fall, you can find local growers at farmers’ markets with their canopies and colorful displays of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables. The festive atmosphere and fresh   …Continue Reading To the Farmers’ Markets We Go!

Understanding More About Aerial Spraying Posted on Aug 2

Understanding More About Aerial Spraying

   Posted by:  Dr. Catherine Brown, State Public Health Veterinarian Last week, I gave a presentation to a group of environmental advocates about the recent aerial spraying of pesticides in parts of Southeastern Massachusetts. I wanted a chance to explain the science behind the decision   …Continue Reading Understanding More About Aerial Spraying

A Milestone for Moms and Babies! Posted on Aug 2

A Milestone for Moms and Babies!

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 birthing hospitals and centers in the   …Continue Reading A Milestone for Moms and Babies!

Comfort Zone Camp Helps Kids Grieve, Heal and Grow Posted on Aug 1

Comfort Zone Camp Helps Kids Grieve, Heal and Grow

   Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.   For over 13 years, Comfort Zone Camp has helped thousands of young people grieve, heal and grow. Comfort Zone Camp (CZC) is a nonprofit bereavement camp that transforms the   …Continue Reading Comfort Zone Camp Helps Kids Grieve, Heal and Grow