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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Healthy Dining Champion of the Month: Dockside Restaurant Posted on Feb 13

Healthy Dining Champion of the Month: Dockside Restaurant

  Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the Department of Public Health   Each Month, we recognize a different Healthy Dining Restaurant Champion in Massachusetts as part of Mass in Motion’s Healthy Dining Program. Healthy Dining restaurants develop and highlight   …Continue Reading Healthy Dining Champion of the Month: Dockside Restaurant

Valentine’s Day Treats! Posted on Feb 11

Valentine’s Day Treats!

  Posted by: Terri Mendoza – WIC Nutritionist Ah, tis the season for love, romance, and…tempting high-fat, high-sugar foods!  The fall and winter months are packed with opportunities to indulge in foods that are not very healthy. Halloween candy is quickly followed by Thanksgiving carbs–stuffing   …Continue Reading Valentine’s Day Treats!

Weekly Flu Report, February 8, 2013 Posted on Feb 8

Weekly Flu Report, February 8, 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), after a small increase last week, rates of flu-like illness have now gone back down to typical seasonal levels.  If you have yet to   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 8, 2013

Consejos para la tormenta de nieve Posted on Feb 7

Consejos para la tormenta de nieve

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. En las próximas horas se prevé una impactante tormenta de nieve en Massachusetts, la cual se anticipa comience a tempranas horas del viernes, durando hasta el sábado. En la mayor parte del Estado podría caer   …Continue Reading Consejos para la tormenta de nieve

Winter Storm Tips For People with Special Health Care Needs Posted on Feb 7

Winter Storm Tips For People with Special Health Care Needs

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health By now most of us have heard about the major snowstorm headed our way Friday and into Saturday. Now's the time to get prepared. Here are some specific tips for people   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Tips For People with Special Health Care Needs

Flu Season at the State Lab: Where Do All Those Tests Go? Posted on Feb 7

Flu Season at the State Lab: Where Do All Those Tests Go?

  Posted by Sandra Smole, Ph.D. Sandy is the Director of the Division of Molecular Diagnostics and Virology at the Bureau of Laboratory Sciences.  Did you know, each flu season the State Lab’s Influenza Unit test hundreds of samples sent in from doctor’s offices and   …Continue Reading Flu Season at the State Lab: Where Do All Those Tests Go?

Staying on the Ball Posted on Feb 5

Staying on the Ball

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the Department of Public Health   We all know it’s important to stay active. But that can be difficult when you spend 8-10 hours a day at a desk. With new studies showing negative   …Continue Reading Staying on the Ball

Keep Kids Safe Online! Posted on Feb 4

Keep Kids Safe Online!

  Posted By: Lucy Costa, Vendor Specialist   The internet is a powerful and resourceful tool, which provides useful information without having to leave the comfort of your home.   Going online is a fun and fast way to get information needed at your fingertips. As   …Continue Reading Keep Kids Safe Online!

Weekly Flu Report, February 1, 2013 Posted on Feb 1

Weekly Flu Report, February 1, 2013

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health As you can see in this week's flu report (Word|PDF), the rates of flu-like illness are up slightly from last week. However, it is not uncommon to see these sorts of small   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 1, 2013