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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Weekly Flu Report, December 28, 2012 Posted on Dec 28

Weekly Flu Report, December 28, 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 are continuing to see elevated flu activity across the state and are now at "moderate" activity for the first time this season.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 28, 2012

Resolutions, Shmesolutions…Just be smart Posted on Dec 28

Resolutions, Shmesolutions…Just be smart

      Year after year many of us make these crazy, unrealistic weight-centered resolutions for the New Year. This year, our advice is short and sweet (but not too sweet)… Eat better.  Move More. It’s that simple. Make smart choices when you can, and   …Continue Reading Resolutions, Shmesolutions…Just be smart

Controlando su peso estas Navidades y durante el Año Nuevo Posted on Dec 24

Controlando su peso estas Navidades y durante el Año Nuevo

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Con la llegada de la época navideña o cualquier temporada festiva tendemos a comer un poco más de lo normal así que es muy importante que pongamos atención a lo que comemos e intentar controlar   …Continue Reading Controlando su peso estas Navidades y durante el Año Nuevo

Campanha “FAST”, atuando rápido para salvar a vida de um ente querido ou evitar que fique inválido por um acidente vascular cerebral. Posted on Dec 24

Campanha “FAST”, atuando rápido para salvar a vida de um ente querido ou evitar que fique inválido por um acidente vascular cerebral.

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Em Massachusetts, os acidentes vasculares cerebrais (em inglês, stroke) são a terceira causa de morte, e uma das causas principais de invalidez em adultos. Mas isso não precisa ser assim. Ao saber reconhecer quando uma   …Continue Reading Campanha “FAST”, atuando rápido para salvar a vida de um ente querido ou evitar que fique inválido por um acidente vascular cerebral.

Weekly Flu Report, December 21, 2012 Posted on Dec 21

Weekly Flu Report, December 21, 2012

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health According to this week's flu report (Word, PDF), Massachusetts has experienced a dramatic increase in flu activity over the past couple of weeks. This is consistent with what is being seen   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 21, 2012

Cómo disfrutar de una época navideña segura Posted on Dec 19

Cómo disfrutar de una época navideña segura

 Publicado por: Kathleen Whelton, Oficina de Servicios de Abuso de Sustancias La época feriada de invierno es un buen momento para reunirse y celebrar con la familia y los amigos. Ya sea si usted es anfitrión de una fiesta o una cena íntima para personas   …Continue Reading Cómo disfrutar de una época navideña segura

Got Heart Disease? Make Sure You Get a Flu Vaccine! Posted on Dec 18

Got Heart Disease? Make Sure You Get a Flu Vaccine!

 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 CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and best   …Continue Reading Got Heart Disease? Make Sure You Get a Flu Vaccine!

Better health? There’s an app for that! Posted on Dec 18

Better health? There’s an app for that!

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health     Take one look around a crowded space and there’s no denying most of us spend a lot of time on our phones… That’s why apps are   …Continue Reading Better health? There’s an app for that!

Pertussis (whooping cough) – learn the facts and get vaccinated! Posted on Dec 18

Pertussis (whooping cough) – learn the facts and get vaccinated!

Posted by Hilary Johnson, MHS, Epidemiologist in the Immunization Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Reports of soaring numbers of pertussis cases are dominating the news this year. Pertussis – also known as whooping cough – is an infection in which germs collect in   …Continue Reading Pertussis (whooping cough) – learn the facts and get vaccinated!

The Self-Care – Community Care Connection Posted on Dec 18

The Self-Care – Community Care Connection

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health “If we are going to survive, we must build communities of caring and connection.”- Cecile Andrews Self-care – the act of valuing and maintaining our emotional and physical health – is   …Continue Reading The Self-Care – Community Care Connection