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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Double Your Freshness Posted on Jan 16

Double Your Freshness

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the Department of Public Health   Farmer’s Markets are springing up everywhere across the Commonwealth, in every season. These markets are a great place for community members to buy local, fresh foods year-round. And   …Continue Reading Double Your Freshness

Cambios Simples para un 2013 Saludable Posted on Jan 15

Cambios Simples para un 2013 Saludable

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Con el comienzo del año nuevo, hay varios cambios simples que podemos hacer para mantenernos saludable en el 2013 y años siguientes, comenzando con lo que comemos y bebemos. Comer mejor y fijarnos en las   …Continue Reading Cambios Simples para un 2013 Saludable

Is Alcohol Keeping Me From Being Healthier? Posted on Jan 15

Is Alcohol Keeping Me From Being Healthier?

Posted by: Adam Stoler of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services  Now that we’re two weeks into the New Year, how are you doing on your Resolutions?  Maybe you intended to drink more water, get more exercise, or be healthier? Sometimes we can have a   …Continue Reading Is Alcohol Keeping Me From Being Healthier?

It’s not too late to apply for Fuel Assistance! Posted on Jan 15

It’s not too late to apply for Fuel Assistance!

  Posted by: Katie Gorodetsky – WIC'sImmunization Coordinator   Need help heating your home this winter? Fuel assistance can help until April 30, 2013! Here are some frequently asked questions about the program that can help you get started! What is the Low Income Home   …Continue Reading It’s not too late to apply for Fuel Assistance!

Working with Underserved Populations: How the MLRP Helped Posted on Jan 14

Working with Underserved Populations: How the MLRP Helped

 Posted by Patty Killoran, an intern 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 to increase access   …Continue Reading Working with Underserved Populations: How the MLRP Helped

Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2013 Posted on Jan 11

Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2013

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health There was a slight dip in flu activty this past week, as illustarted by this week's flu report (Word), but we will have to wait and see if this trend continues.    …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2013

Highlights from the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jan 9

Highlights from the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month's PHC meeting featured a series of updates on proposed regulations, consideration of several Determination of Need (DON) requests, and an informational presentation on the current impact of flu in   …Continue Reading Highlights from the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting

It Takes a Village: Addressing Trauma & Resiliency in Multicultural Communities Posted on Jan 9

It Takes a Village: Addressing Trauma & Resiliency in Multicultural Communities

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health On December 6th, 2012, in Lowell, MA, over 200 people gathered to learn, discuss and share ideas at the conference, “It Takes a Village: Trauma-Informed Responses to Suicide in Multicultural Communities.”   …Continue Reading It Takes a Village: Addressing Trauma & Resiliency in Multicultural Communities

Flu: What You Can Do — Caring for People at Home Posted on Jan 8

Flu: What You Can Do — Caring for People at Home

 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. This year’s flu season is turning out to be a tough one. Still, the single best way to protect yourself   …Continue Reading Flu: What You Can Do — Caring for People at Home

Que puede usted hacer para cuidar a sus seres queridos en casa durante esta temporada de gripe Posted on Jan 8

Que puede usted hacer para cuidar a sus seres queridos en casa durante esta temporada de gripe

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Esta temporada de gripe está resultando ser muy fuerte. La mejor manera de protegerse y proteger a sus seres queridos de enfermedades relacionadas con la influenza es vacunándose, aún si el año pasado obtuvo la   …Continue Reading Que puede usted hacer para cuidar a sus seres queridos en casa durante esta temporada de gripe