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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Weekly Flu Report, March 29, 2013 Posted on Mar 29

Weekly Flu Report, March 29, 2013

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health The latest weekly flu report (Word, PDF) shows that overall flu activity in Massachusetts continues to drop from week to week, in keeping with trends we've seen from previous flu seasons.

A Sigh of Relief for One Nurse Practitioner Posted on Mar 27

A Sigh of Relief for One Nurse Practitioner

Posted by Patty Killoran (left) and Alexis Donnaruma, interns 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 (MLRP). The MLRP   …Continue Reading A Sigh of Relief for One Nurse Practitioner

Creando cambios positivos en Revere Posted on Mar 26

Creando cambios positivos en Revere

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Esta semana, la Comisionada Interina del Departamento de Salud Pública de Massachusetts, la Dra. Lauren Smith visitó a nuestros aliados de Mass in Motion, Revere on the Move (Revere en Movimiento), una coalición comunitaria que   …Continue Reading Creando cambios positivos en Revere

Creating Positive Change in Revere Posted on Mar 25

Creating Positive Change in Revere

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This week, DPH Interim Commissioner Dr. Lauren Smith visited our Mass in Motion partners Revere on the Move, a community coalition that’s working to make the seaside city of Revere a more   …Continue Reading Creating Positive Change in Revere

Weekly Flu Report, March 22, 2013 Posted on Mar 22

Weekly Flu Report, March 22, 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 rates of flu-like illness continue to decline in Massachusetts as we head into spring. Flu vaccine is still available – so if you're   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 22, 2013

Add a Little Spice to Your Life! Posted on Mar 19

Add a Little Spice to Your Life!

  Posted by: Monica Reyes, WIC Nutritionist   Have you tried to be adventurous when it comes to preparing meals for your family?  Herbs and spices can help!  Studies have shown that the benefits of herbs and spices go far beyond aroma and taste.  Many   …Continue Reading Add a Little Spice to Your Life!

The “Art” of Creating Dialogue: Teen Worker Safety and Health Posted on Mar 15

The “Art” of Creating Dialogue: Teen Worker Safety and Health

  Posted by Sara Rattigan, Health Communication Specialist at DPH. First place winner Shari Coté stands beside her poster This week was an example of what makes my job worth it. At a State House ceremony, our community partner MassCOSH and eight state agency members   …Continue Reading The “Art” of Creating Dialogue: Teen Worker Safety and Health

Adolescentes trabajan para mejorar la seguridad de sus compañeros Posted on Mar 15

Adolescentes trabajan para mejorar la seguridad de sus compañeros

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Todos los años las salas de emergencia de los hospitales de Massachusetts reportan un sinnúmero de accidentes sufridos por adolescentes en sus trabajos, en promedio alrededor de 700 de estas visitas de emergencia son reportadas   …Continue Reading Adolescentes trabajan para mejorar la seguridad de sus compañeros

Weekly Flu Report, March 15, 2013 Posted on Mar 15

Weekly Flu Report, March 15, 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), there has been a small blip in the rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. However, this is a normal variation   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 15, 2013

Highlights from the March 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Mar 13

Highlights from the March 13th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Today’s Public Health Council meeting featured a series of discussions, presentations, and votes on matters of public health interest in the Commonwealth. First, the Council received a brief update from Interim   …Continue Reading Highlights from the March 13th Public Health Council Meeting