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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Previna a coqueluche, tome a vacina! Posted on Oct 17

Previna a coqueluche, tome a vacina!

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. A coqueluche é uma doença respiratória que se transmite facilmente de pessoa a pessoa através da tosse ou espirros. Ela causa sintomas parecidos a um resfriado seguidos por uma tosse grave que pode durar semanas   …Continue Reading Previna a coqueluche, tome a vacina!

Five Mood-Boosting Foods Posted on Oct 17

Five Mood-Boosting Foods

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Do you notice how certain foods affect your mood? What we eat has a profound effect on our bodies, both physically and mentally. I always feel like I have a better   …Continue Reading Five Mood-Boosting Foods

Learn More About Domestic Violence and Partner Abuse Posted on Oct 15

Learn More About Domestic Violence and Partner Abuse

    Posted by: Katie Gorodetsky, WIC Immunization Coordinator   Domestic violence is a serious public health issue that affects millions of people in America. Closer to home, nearly one in three women in Massachusetts report experiencing domestic violence at some point in their lives. But   …Continue Reading Learn More About Domestic Violence and Partner Abuse

Sea un Mentor para Jóvenes con Discapacidades Posted on Oct 12

Sea un Mentor para Jóvenes con Discapacidades

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Sea un ejemplo, sea un mentor para jóvenes con discapacidades. La organización Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD, por su siglas en inglés) o Socios para Jóvenes con Discapacidades, como se le conoce en español,   …Continue Reading Sea un Mentor para Jóvenes con Discapacidades

Weekly Flu Report, October 12, 2012 Posted on Oct 12

Weekly Flu Report, October 12, 2012

Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Welcome back to the weekly flu report posting from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This week marks the beginning of what's considered the 2012-2013 flu season. In this space   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 12, 2012

Mes de Concientización sobre el Cáncer del Seno Posted on Oct 11

Mes de Concientización sobre el Cáncer del Seno

    Publicado por: Ricka Marsh, Training Manager, DPH WIC Learning Center  Octubre es el Mes de Concientización sobre el Cáncer del Seno y como sobreviviente de cáncer de mama me gustaría compartir con ustedes mi experiencia personal sobre esta enfermedad. Hace más de 10   …Continue Reading Mes de Concientización sobre el Cáncer del Seno

Highlights from the October 10th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Oct 10

Highlights from the October 10th Public Health Council Meeting

Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month's meeting of the Public Health Council featured a discussion of two Determination of Need (DoN) requests from area health care facilities, and an informational briefing on a proposed amendment   …Continue Reading Highlights from the October 10th Public Health Council Meeting

Food Day – October 24, 2012 Posted on Oct 9

Food Day – October 24, 2012

  Posted by: Diana Hoek, Director or Policy, Marketing & Training for WIC     Recently, a coworker brought in part of her bountiful harvest of watermelons and I couldn’t wait to add a few slices of a fresh home grown watermelon to my fruit   …Continue Reading Food Day – October 24, 2012

The Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program: In Action Posted on Oct 5

The Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program: In Action

 Posted by Anne Barleone (left) and Patty Killoran, interns in the Primary Care Office at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This is another in series of profiles of health care professionals who have benefited from the Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program. The MLRP works to   …Continue Reading The Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program: In Action

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate Posted on Oct 5

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health   Over recent years, the pomegranate has swum its way into the mainstream as a coveted superfood full of nutrients and vitamins. With a ½ cup of pom   …Continue Reading SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate