Mass Public Health Blog

Promoting public health & wellness in Massachusetts

Monthly Archives: September 2012

Protejamos a nuestros adultos y prevengamos sus caídas Posted on Sep 27

Protejamos a nuestros adultos y prevengamos sus caídas

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Las caídas entre adultos es uno de los problemas de salud más serios que existe en Massachusetts y en el resto del país.  Las estadísticas muestran que cada año en los Estados Unidos, una de   …Continue Reading Protejamos a nuestros adultos y prevengamos sus caídas

Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Healthy Moms at Work Posted on Sep 27

Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Healthy Moms at Work

Posted by Tracy Evans, MPH with help from Lindsay Tallon Tracy is a Program Coordinator at the MA Department of Public Health     Once upon a time I used to be a very different person. I was the girl who would leave work at   …Continue Reading Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Healthy Moms at Work

Flu Season is Right Around the Corner – Get Vaccinated Today! Posted on Sep 26

Flu Season is Right Around the Corner – Get Vaccinated Today!

 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. Don’t let the warm temperatures fool you – flu season will be here before you know it. The best way   …Continue Reading Flu Season is Right Around the Corner – Get Vaccinated Today!

An Attitude of Gratitude Goes a Long Way Posted on Sep 26

An Attitude of Gratitude Goes a Long Way

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. We don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to be thankful and appreciative of the good things in our lives. It fact, it turns out that the more often we express gratitude,   …Continue Reading An Attitude of Gratitude Goes a Long Way

Spotlight on Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Posted on Sep 24

Spotlight on Massachusetts Safe Routes to School

Bringing Pedestrian Safety and Physical Activity Back to the School Commute   Posted by Lauren Robinson Lauren is the Communications Coordinator for the MA Department of Transportation     When you get 20 minutes of exercise in the morning, for example walking to and from   …Continue Reading Spotlight on Massachusetts Safe Routes to School

Make Half of Your Grains Whole! Posted on Sep 24

Make Half of Your Grains Whole!

  Heather Catledge, LDN, CLC, WIC Nutritionist   Does it feel like everything is all about “whole grain” these days? Have you ever wondered what exactly is a whole grain? A whole grain is made from the entire grain—including the bran, germ and endosperm. “Refined”   …Continue Reading Make Half of Your Grains Whole!

New Massachusetts Childhood BMI Report Released Posted on Sep 21

Posted by Laura York Laura is the Director of the Coordinated School Health Program   A key component of Mass in Motion includes a Public Health Council regulation passed in 2009 requiring public schools to measure the height and weight of students in grades 1,   …Continue Reading New Massachusetts Childhood BMI Report Released

Cultivando la paz a través del Liderazgo Juvenil Posted on Sep 21

Cultivando la paz a través del Liderazgo Juvenil

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Esta semana estudiantes y mentores de la escuela secundaria de Haverhill visitaron el Departamento de Salud Pública para compartir con nosotros anécdotas sobre el éxito del Programa Intervención y Prevención de Violencia (VIP, por sus   …Continue Reading Cultivando la paz a través del Liderazgo Juvenil

Falls Injuries in Older Adults: Serious, Widespread – and Preventable Posted on Sep 19

Falls Injuries in Older Adults: Serious, Widespread – and Preventable

Posted by Carlene Pavlos, Director of the Division of Violence and Injury Prevention. Every year in America, one out of three people age 65 or older experiences a fall – and in Massachusetts, falls are the leading cause of injury death for this population. These   …Continue Reading Falls Injuries in Older Adults: Serious, Widespread – and Preventable

Mantenga a los niños alejado de los gérmenes durante el año escolar Posted on Sep 19

Mantenga a los niños alejado de los gérmenes durante el año escolar

  Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. El verano quedo atrás y los niños están de regreso en la aula de clase, emocionados por el comienzo y retos del nuevo año escolar. Mientras que el regreso a la escuela representa menos actividad   …Continue Reading Mantenga a los niños alejado de los gérmenes durante el año escolar