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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thinking or Drinking? Alcohol Use Can Damage Teens’ Brains Posted on Nov 8

Thinking or Drinking? Alcohol Use Can Damage Teens’ Brains

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

Volunteering: Good for the Community and the Soul Posted on Nov 8

Volunteering: Good for the Community and the Soul

 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

La importancia de ingerir comidas con menos sodio Posted on Nov 7

La importancia de ingerir comidas con menos sodio

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

Making Careers in Health Possible: Another MA Loan Repayment Program Story Posted on Nov 6

Making Careers in Health Possible: Another MA Loan Repayment Program Story

 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

Hablando con sus hijos sobre la marihuana Posted on Nov 5

Hablando con sus hijos sobre la marihuana

   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

November is…National Diabetes Month! Posted on Nov 5

November is…National Diabetes Month!

  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!

Weekly Flu Report, November 2, 2012 Posted on Nov 2

Weekly Flu Report, November 2, 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 relatively the same rate as the previous week. This is all in keeping with the way   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 2, 2012