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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2012 Posted on Dec 7

Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2012

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Rates of flu-like illness ticked downward slightly over the past week, according to the latest weekly flu report (Word, PDF). Meanwhile, scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2012

Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash Posted on Dec 6

Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash

I can remember the first time my cousin told me about spaghetti squash. “It’s so easy to make and its just like eating spaghetti!!” she said. “Sort of!” she added. It only took me 3 years to take her advice on cooking one, and I   …Continue Reading Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash

Campaña para promover la importancia de vacunarse y protegerse contra la gripe Posted on Dec 5

Campaña para promover la importancia de vacunarse y protegerse contra la gripe

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Comparto con ustedes que nuestra campaña para promover y crear conciencia sobre la importancia de vacunarse para protegerse contra la gripe, ha sido todo un éxito gracias al apoyo de varios de los medios locales   …Continue Reading Campaña para promover la importancia de vacunarse y protegerse contra la gripe

If you’re over 65, don’t delay. Get the flu shot right away. Posted on Dec 4

If you’re over 65, don’t delay. Get the flu shot right away.

 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're 65 and older, the flu prevention message for you this year is simple: Get a flu shot as   …Continue Reading If you’re over 65, don’t delay. Get the flu shot right away.

Como falar com seus filhos sobre a maconha Posted on Dec 4

Como falar com seus filhos sobre a maconha

   Publicado por: Kathleen Whelton e Avi Pinals, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. A maconha é a droga ilegal mais usada pelos jovens. Nos Estados Unidos, quase a metade dos adolescentes experimentou maconha pelo menos uma vez antes de completar o ensino médio (segundo grau). Como pai,   …Continue Reading Como falar com seus filhos sobre a maconha

Start Early…adding Whole Grain Foods Posted on Dec 3

Start Early…adding Whole Grain Foods

  Lucy Costa, WIC Vendor Specialist   Over the summer, I had the wonderful pleasure of visiting my home country with my family.  My father and I emigrated from Sao Miguel, Azores to America in 1970.  Sao Miguel is the largest and most populated of   …Continue Reading Start Early…adding Whole Grain Foods