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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Using Wait Time to Balance, Focus and Energize Posted on Jan 29

Using Wait Time to Balance, Focus and Energize

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health We spend much of our time waiting – waiting for the train, sitting in traffic, waiting to be called at the doctor’s office, waiting for a phone call.   …Continue Reading Using Wait Time to Balance, Focus and Energize

The life and times of Dr. William Augustus Hinton Posted on Jan 29

The life and times of Dr. William Augustus Hinton

  Posted by Dr. Al DeMaria, State Epidemiologist and Medical Director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease.   Did you know the Hinton State Lab is named after Dr. William A. Hinton, a nationally recognized and gifted doctor and researcher?  At one time in the early   …Continue Reading The life and times of Dr. William Augustus Hinton

Are you ready for some Football? Posted on Jan 28

Are you ready for some Football?

    Posted by: Lynn Beattie – WIC Nutritionist       Superbowl Sunday is fast approaching and is always a great excuse to get together with friends and family. Do you find your New Year’s resolutions go out to the door on this day?   …Continue Reading Are you ready for some Football?

Weekly Flu Report, January 25, 2013 Posted on Jan 25

Weekly Flu Report, January 25, 2013

 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 rates of flu-like illness continued to drop during the past week. This is certainly welcome news, however it's important to note that we   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 25, 2013

Beat the cold with piping-hot-roasted locally grown veggies! Posted on Jan 24

Beat the cold with piping-hot-roasted locally grown veggies!

Commissioner Gregory C. Watson Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Watson's Bio Thinking about Massachusetts-grown vegetables usually has folks thinking summer outdoor farmers’ markets and farm stands. But there is in fact an impressive array of fresh root vegetables available throughout the cold   …Continue Reading Beat the cold with piping-hot-roasted locally grown veggies!

Wintertime Magic Posted on Jan 23

Wintertime Magic

  Posted by: Julie Schaeffer – WIC Nutritionist Don’t you love a new snow fall when everything glistens and sparkles?  I especially like the way the hemlocks in my backyard look when there has been dusting of snow. The trees are snow capped and look   …Continue Reading Wintertime Magic

Se acercan temperaturas extremadamente frías – protéjase y tenga cuidado Posted on Jan 22

Se acercan temperaturas extremadamente frías  – protéjase y tenga cuidado

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Los meteorólogos pronostican temperaturas muy frías en los próximos días – con temperaturas máximas de sólo un dígito durante el día y con los vientos haciéndolas sentir aún más frías. Cuando las temperaturas bajan tanto,   …Continue Reading Se acercan temperaturas extremadamente frías – protéjase y tenga cuidado

Bitter Cold Temps Are Coming – Stay Warm, Stay Safe. Posted on Jan 22

Bitter Cold Temps Are Coming – Stay Warm, Stay Safe.

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Weather forecasters are predicting some really chilly weather in the next few days – with temperatures in the single digits and the wind chill making it seem even colder. When temperatures   …Continue Reading Bitter Cold Temps Are Coming – Stay Warm, Stay Safe.

Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2013 Posted on Jan 18

Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2013

 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 the rate of flu-like illness in the state has dropped for the second week in a row. While this is encouraging news, it's important to   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2013

An Introduction to the Hinton State Lab Posted on Jan 18

An Introduction to the Hinton State Lab

Posted by Larry Madoff, MD, Interim Director of the Bureau of Laboratory Sciences    The Department of Public Health is comprised of ten bureaus and hundreds of programs, each dedicated to a particular component of promoting and protecting the public’s health.  While DPH staff are   …Continue Reading An Introduction to the Hinton State Lab