Posted by Andrew Vidikan, a student intern in the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Did you know that the human brain continues to develop up to the age of 25? That means that, just like their bodies, teens’ brains are still growing, and using alcohol …Continue Reading Thinking or Drinking? Alcohol Use Can Damage Teens’ Brains
Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Have you ever experienced that “helper’s high” after helping someone out or doing a good deed? You know, that feeling similar to a great workout or a long hug? I sure …Continue Reading Volunteering: Good for the Community and the Soul
Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. No es ningún secreto que el exceso de sal es perjudicial para nuestra salud. El consumo excesivo de sodio (la sal contiene sodio) le puede subir la presión a una persona y ponerla en riesgo …Continue Reading La importancia de ingerir comidas con menos sodio
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 a series of profiles of health care professionals who have benefited from the Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program. The MLRP works …Continue Reading Making Careers in Health Possible: Another MA Loan Repayment Program Story
Publicado por: Kathleen Whelton y Avi Pinals, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. La marihuana es la droga ilegal más usada entre los jóvenes. Casi la mitad de los adolescentes estadounidenses han probado la marihuana por lo menos una vez antes de graduarse de la escuela secundaria. …Continue Reading Hablando con sus hijos sobre la marihuana
Posted by: Terri Mendoza, WIC Nutritionist Does it seem like you are hearing more and more about diabetes these days? That’s actually a good thing, since the more you know about this chronic disease, the better. November is National Diabetes Month, and many …Continue Reading November is…National Diabetes Month!
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 relatively the same rate as the previous week. This is all in keeping with the way …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 2, 2012