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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Frighteningly Healthy Halloween Ideas Posted on Oct 31

Frighteningly Healthy Halloween Ideas

    Posted by: Lynn Beattie, WIC Nutritionist       October 31st is the one day out of the year where eating unlimited amounts of candy seems to be acceptable. Kids (and even adults) take full of advantage of this day. But how about   …Continue Reading Frighteningly Healthy Halloween Ideas

Weekly Flu Report, October 26, 2012 Posted on Oct 26

Weekly Flu Report, October 26, 2012

Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Rates of flu-like illness are still relatively low in the state, as measured by this week's flu report.  (Weekly_flu_report_10-26-12) The good news is that there's still time to prepare for   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 26, 2012

Cambie a leche baja en grasa o sin grasa Posted on Oct 24

Cambie a leche baja en grasa o sin grasa

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Uno de los muchos consejos saludables e importantes que los nutricionistas nos dan es que hagamos el cambio de leche integral a leche baja en grasa o sin grasa. Los expertos en nutrición indican que   …Continue Reading Cambie a leche baja en grasa o sin grasa

A pizza joint shows us the “Healthy Wey” to eat Posted on Oct 24

A pizza joint shows us the “Healthy Wey” to eat

    If you’re living on the south shore near Weymouth, you may already know about Olympic Pizza. If you don’t, then add it to this weekend’s to-do list. The menu is full of the all the usual staples you’d expect: Greek-style pizza, fries, mozzarella   …Continue Reading A pizza joint shows us the “Healthy Wey” to eat

Weekly Flu Report, October 19, 2012 Posted on Oct 19

Weekly Flu Report, October 19, 2012

Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This week's flu report (Word, PDF) shows that we're continuing to see relatively low rates of flu in the state. This is in keeping with how flu season typically begins each   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 19, 2012

Talking to Your Kids About Marijuana Posted on Oct 19

Talking to Your Kids About Marijuana

   Posted by: Kathleen Whelton and Avi Pinals who both work in the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services  Marijuana is the most used illegal drug among youth. Almost half of U.S. teens will have tried marijuana at least once by the time they graduate high school. As a   …Continue Reading Talking to Your Kids About Marijuana

Promoviendo la importancia de la vacuna antigripal Posted on Oct 18

Promoviendo la importancia de la vacuna antigripal

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Esta semana tuve la oportunidad de visitar los estudios de WBZ-Canal 4 en Boston, comenzando así nuestra gira por los medios locales para promover y crear conciencia dentro nuestra comunidad sobre la importancia de vacunarse   …Continue Reading Promoviendo la importancia de la vacuna antigripal

A temporada da gripe está chegando: tome a vacina hoje mesmo! Posted on Oct 17

A temporada da gripe está chegando: tome a vacina hoje mesmo!

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Não se deixe enganar pela temperatura agradável: a temporada da gripe vai chegar antes de você perceber. A melhor forma de se proteger contra a gripe é tomar a vacina antes da temporada começar,  mesmo   …Continue Reading A temporada da gripe está chegando: tome a vacina hoje mesmo!

Vamos proteger os idosos prevenindo as quedas Posted on Oct 17

Vamos proteger os idosos prevenindo as quedas

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. A queda de idosos é um dos problemas de saúde pública mais graves em Massachusetts e no resto do país. Nos Estados Unidos, as estatísticas indicam que, todos os anos, uma de cada três pessoas com   …Continue Reading Vamos proteger os idosos prevenindo as quedas

Neste ano letivo, mantenha seus filhos longe dos micróbios Posted on Oct 17

Neste ano letivo, mantenha seus filhos longe dos micróbios

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. O verão terminou e as crianças estão de volta às salas de aula, felizes pelo começo e pelos desafios do novo ano letivo. A volta às aulas significa que as crianças estarão menos ativas do   …Continue Reading Neste ano letivo, mantenha seus filhos longe dos micróbios