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Monthly Archives: December 2012

¿Una tienda de vecindario con productos saludables? Energize Everett lo convierte en una realidad Posted on Dec 17

¿Una tienda de vecindario con productos saludables? Energize Everett lo convierte en una realidad

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Imagínate  lo siguiente. Te encuentras apresurado, tienes muy poco dinero en efectivo, y tienes hambre. La opción más rápida, cercana, y más barata es la tienda de tu vecindario. Luego comienzas a pensar en la   …Continue Reading ¿Una tienda de vecindario con productos saludables? Energize Everett lo convierte en una realidad

Holiday Traditions Posted on Dec 17

Holiday Traditions

    Posted by Lynn Beattie, WIC Nutritionist       With the holidays fast approaching, families everywhere are scrambling to finish their shopping, decorate their homes and prepare meals and sweets! The season brings a lot of fun, but can be stressful at times.   …Continue Reading Holiday Traditions

Weekly Flu Report, December 14, 2012 Posted on Dec 14

Weekly Flu Report, December 14, 2012

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Rates of flu-like illness have risen in Massachusetts during the past week and flu can now be considered "widespread", which is the highest classification on the flu activity scale. That's according to the   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 14, 2012

How to Enjoy A Safe Holiday Season Posted on Dec 13

How to Enjoy A Safe Holiday Season

 Posted by: Kathleen Whelton who works in the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services The winter holidays are a great time to get together and celebrate with family and friends. Whether you are hosting a holiday party for a crowd or an intimate dinner party for a   …Continue Reading How to Enjoy A Safe Holiday Season

Highlights from the December 12th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Dec 12

Highlights from the December 12th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health The December Public Health Council meeting featured a wide range of discussions related to pending Determination of Need (DoN) requests and a series of proposed amendments to regulations. First, the Council   …Continue Reading Highlights from the December 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Campaña “FAST”, actuando rápido para salvarle la vida a un ser querido o evitar que quede incapacitado por un ataque cerebral Posted on Dec 11

Campaña “FAST”, actuando rápido para salvarle la vida a un ser querido o evitar que quede incapacitado por un ataque cerebral

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Los ataques cerebrales son la tercera causa de muerte en Massachusetts y una de las causas principales de discapacidad entre los adultos. Pero no tiene porque ser así. Cuando usted reconoce las señales que alguien   …Continue Reading Campaña “FAST”, actuando rápido para salvarle la vida a un ser querido o evitar que quede incapacitado por un ataque cerebral

A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality Posted on Dec 11

A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health     Picture this. You’re on the go, you’re really short on cash, and you’re hungry. The closest, quickest, and cheapest option is your local convenience store. You   …Continue Reading A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality

Got Asthma? Get a Flu Shot! Posted on Dec 11

Got Asthma? Get a Flu Shot!

 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. If you have asthma, you’re probably familiar with the wheezing, breathlessness and coughing that come with it. But did you   …Continue Reading Got Asthma? Get a Flu Shot!

A importância de diminuir o consumo de sódio Posted on Dec 10

A importância de diminuir o consumo de sódio

 Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Não é nenhuma novidade que o excesso de sal é prejudicial para a saúde. O consumo excessivo de sódio (o sal contém sódio) pode aumentar a pressão sanguínea e o risco de ter um ataque   …Continue Reading A importância de diminuir o consumo de sódio

Enjoying the Great Indoors! Posted on Dec 10

Enjoying the Great Indoors!

  Lynn Beattie, WIC Nutritionist         Physical activity: Families know they need it, but they know even more about the difficulties of fitting it into the day. The start of the school year can get hectic. Or the weather is too hot,   …Continue Reading Enjoying the Great Indoors!