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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Soak up the Music to Nourish Your Mind, Body, & Soul Posted on Mar 13

Soak up the Music to Nourish Your Mind, Body, & Soul

   Guest Post by Kevin Myers, MSPH, Suicide Prevention Program at DPH Massachusetts native physician and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes once recommended, “Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water   …Continue Reading Soak up the Music to Nourish Your Mind, Body, & Soul

The Nuts and Bolts of the MA Loan Repayment Program Posted on Mar 12

The Nuts and Bolts of the MA Loan Repayment Program

Posted by Beth Baker of the DPH Primary Care Office. The Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program (MLRP) was implemented in 1990 and is administered by the Massachusetts Primary Care Office here at DPH. The program goal is to provide educational loan repayment as an incentive for   …Continue Reading The Nuts and Bolts of the MA Loan Repayment Program

A Taste of New Bedford Posted on Mar 12

A Taste of New Bedford

    Last Thursday, we pulled up to the MDPH Southeast Regional Health Offices Building where two smiling faces came out to greet us. Mass in Motion New Bedford coordinator Pauline Hamel and Healthy Living Consultant Kim Ferreira then jumped into a car, told us   …Continue Reading A Taste of New Bedford

Poison Prevention Posted on Mar 11

Poison Prevention

  Posted by: Katie Gorodetsky – WIC's Immunization Coordinator   Children are naturally curious. They are bound to explore and wander around the house as they play and learn. It is important to know that sometimes children can become exposed to dangers in the home   …Continue Reading Poison Prevention

Weekly Flu Report, March 8, 2013 Posted on Mar 8

Weekly Flu Report, March 8, 2013

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health As we've seen in previous weeks, the latest snapshot of flu activity in Massachusetts (Word, PDF) shows declining rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. We're not completely out of the woods yet   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 8, 2013

Partnering up for produce in North Adams Posted on Mar 6

Partnering up for produce in North Adams

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health     It’s not everyday you come across a college student who gets excited about the health of the local community. But Charlie Sellars, a student at Williams   …Continue Reading Partnering up for produce in North Adams

Hombres Unen Fuerzas para Prevenir la Violencia Contra la Mujer Posted on Mar 5

Hombres Unen Fuerzas para Prevenir la Violencia Contra la Mujer

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. La violencia contra la mujer es un problema grande de la salud pública  - y los hombres desempeñan un papel muy significativo en su prevención. El 7 de marzo en la Casa Estatal, hombres y   …Continue Reading Hombres Unen Fuerzas para Prevenir la Violencia Contra la Mujer

Happy National Nutrition Month! Posted on Mar 5

Happy National Nutrition Month!

    Posted by: Lynn Beattie – WIC Nutritionist     It’s that time of year, again! National Nutrition Month kicks off on March 1st with the theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” and recognizes that there are many influences that play a role   …Continue Reading Happy National Nutrition Month!

Men Joining Together to Prevent Violence Against Women Posted on Mar 4

Men Joining Together to Prevent Violence Against Women

  Posted by Mark Bergeron-Naper, DPH Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services Violence against women is a major public health issue – and men play an incredibly important role in its prevention. On March 7th at the State House, men and boys from across the   …Continue Reading Men Joining Together to Prevent Violence Against Women

Making a Positive Contribution Without Worrying About Loan Debt Posted on Mar 1

Making a Positive Contribution Without Worrying About Loan Debt

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 Making a Positive Contribution Without Worrying About Loan Debt