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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Your Winter Toolbox Posted on Jan 8

Your Winter Toolbox

Posted by Tracy Evans, MPH, Mom Tracy is a Program Coordinator at the MA Department of Public Health     Are you a mom like me?  Have you ever been so tired during the bedtime routine of reading a goodnight story, that you mispronounced something   …Continue Reading Your Winter Toolbox

You Can Prevent Birth Defects! Posted on Jan 8

You Can Prevent Birth Defects!

  Posted by: Terri Mendoza – WIC Nutritionist     Did you know that many birth defects are preventable?  Every January, the National Birth DefectsPrevention Network makes that message loud and clear by promoting January as Birth Defects Prevention Month.  It’s important information to know,   …Continue Reading You Can Prevent Birth Defects!

Can you still get the flu even if you have been vaccinated? Posted on Jan 4

Can you still get the flu even if you have been vaccinated?

    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. Over the past few weeks, DPH has received a lot of questions concerning how well this year’s vaccine   …Continue Reading Can you still get the flu even if you have been vaccinated?

Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2013 Posted on Jan 4

Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2013

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health As illustrated in this week's flu report ( Word, PDF), flu activity is increasing dramatically across the state. If you haven't gotten your flu vaccine, it still makes sense to get vaccinated   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2013

Here’s to a Healthy 2013! Posted on Jan 3

Here’s to a Healthy 2013!

  Posted by: Terri Mendoza – WIC Nutritionist   Happy New Year!  If you’ve been thinking, “I’ll start eating better and being more active next year,” the time is now!  This is YOUR year to make those positive changes happen.  If you focus your efforts   …Continue Reading Here’s to a Healthy 2013!