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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Healthy Holiday Side Dishes! Posted on Nov 19

Healthy Holiday Side Dishes!

    Posted by: Lynn Beattie, WIC Nutritionist       It’s that time of year, when holiday meals fill us with joy, along with an overabundance of calories, fat, sugar, and sodium. Don’t let all of your efforts to eat well go by the   …Continue Reading Healthy Holiday Side Dishes!

Weekly Flu Report, November 16, 2012 Posted on Nov 16

Weekly Flu Report, November 16, 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) indicates that rates of flu-like illness continue at roughly the same rate as last week's report. Getting vaccinated is the single most effective (and easy) way to   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 16, 2012

MA Announces the 2012 School Wellness Award Winners! Posted on Nov 16

MA Announces the 2012 School Wellness Award Winners!

Posted by Laura York, Department of Public Health    Laura is the Director of the Coordinated School Health Program and a certified group exercise instructor/personal trainer.   Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2012 Massachusetts School Wellness Award!  The awards program is a joint effort   …Continue Reading MA Announces the 2012 School Wellness Award Winners!

Pregnancy and the Flu Posted on Nov 16

Pregnancy and the Flu

 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. The single best way to stay healthy during flu season is to get a flu vaccine. This is especially important   …Continue Reading Pregnancy and the Flu

Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story Posted on Nov 15

Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story

Today's post comes from a guest blogger in Franklin, Ma. Kelly Sabini is a member of the Franklin Community Garden, one of many initiatives of Mass in Motion: Healthy Futures Franklin. Franklin's very first community garden, the King Street Memorial Community Garden, is located at   …Continue Reading Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story

Seja um mentor para jovens deficientes Posted on Nov 14

Seja um mentor para jovens deficientes

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Sirva de exemplo, seja um mentor para jovens deficientes. Desde 1985, a organização Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) une jovens deficientes através do seu programa de mentores. Partners for Youth with Disabilities trabalha com jovens   …Continue Reading Seja um mentor para jovens deficientes

¡Convierte noviembre en el mes para dejar de fumar! Posted on Nov 14

¡Convierte noviembre en el mes para dejar de fumar!

Jessica, Tito, Kendyl: Tres historias exitosas de personas que vencieron el hábito de fumar Traducido por: Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. El 15 de noviembre, junto a la Sociedad Americana del Cáncer, estaremos celebrando el Great American Smokeout, el mes para dejar   …Continue Reading ¡Convierte noviembre en el mes para dejar de fumar!

Give Your Baby the Gift of Safe Sleep Posted on Nov 13

Give Your Baby the Gift of Safe Sleep

  Posted By: Katie Gorodetsky -WIC's Immunization Coordinator   Sleep related deaths are the number one reason that babies die between 1 month and 1 year of age. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the United States, more than   …Continue Reading Give Your Baby the Gift of Safe Sleep

Weekly Flu Report, November 9, 2012 Posted on Nov 9

Weekly Flu Report, November 9, 2012

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Flu-like activity is still sporadic across the state, as illustrated by this week's flu report (Word, PDF). As we head into the holiday season, now is a better time than ever   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 9, 2012

Take Time Out For a Veteran on Veteran’s Day Posted on Nov 9

Take Time Out For a Veteran on Veteran’s Day

 Posted by: Ben Cluff (pictured) and Joe Burch of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. With Veteran’s Day coming up, it is a great opportunity to take a minute to reflect on our freedom and the people who have fought, and continue to fight, to protect   …Continue Reading Take Time Out For a Veteran on Veteran’s Day