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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Prevención de Envenenamiento Posted on Apr 30

Prevención de Envenenamiento

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Los niños son curiosos por naturaleza. Es normal que exploren y anden por la casa mientras juegan y aprenden. Razón por la cual es importante saber que a veces los niños pueden estar expuestos a   …Continue Reading Prevención de Envenenamiento

Don’t miss the Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference! Posted on Apr 30

Don’t miss the Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference!

  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. Registration for the 18th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference is open! This event, to be held May 21, 2013, at   …Continue Reading Don’t miss the Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference!

Weekly Flu Report, April 26, 2013 Posted on Apr 26

Weekly Flu Report, April 26, 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 have slightly declined this week and are now more consistent with activity normally seen at this time of year. 

Tips for Keeping Track of Your Medication Posted on Apr 25

Tips for Keeping Track of Your Medication

    Posted by Casey Cokkinias and Andrew Vidikan, student interns in the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Have you ever left the doctor’s office only to realize you forgot to ask the important questions you had about your medication? Keeping track of various medications and their   …Continue Reading Tips for Keeping Track of Your Medication

Bike Week 2013: Submit your event! Posted on Apr 24

Bike Week 2013: Submit your event!

Posted by Price Armstrong Price is the Programs Director at MassBike         The month of May – Bike Month – is almost here. That means that Bay State Bike Week is just around the corner. We’ve already started getting events submitted for   …Continue Reading Bike Week 2013: Submit your event!

Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2013 Posted on Apr 23

Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2013

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health As illustrated by this week's flu report (Word, PDF), there is still a slight amount of flu B in the state, but overall flu activity still remains much lower than what was seen   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, April 12, 2013 Posted on Apr 23

Weekly Flu Report, April 12, 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), flu activity in Massachusetts is slightly elevated as a result of recent flu B activity but still remains consistent with activity levels   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 12, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, April 5, 2013 Posted on Apr 23

Weekly Flu Report, April 5, 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) shows that overall flu activity remains low in all areas of the state, as expected for this time of year. 

Preventing Construction Falls in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 23

Preventing Construction Falls in Massachusetts

Posted by Sara Rattigan, a health communication specialist in the Occupational Health Surveillance Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Most of us spend a majority of our waking lives at work, and many of us can take for granted a relatively safe work   …Continue Reading Preventing Construction Falls in Massachusetts

Meatless Mondays? Give It a Try! Posted on Apr 23

Meatless Mondays?  Give It a Try!

  Posted by: Terri Mendoza   Are you a meat lover?  Do you or your family consider a meal without meat to be…well, not really a meal?  While meats are a good source of protein, iron and zinc, they can also be high in fat.    …Continue Reading Meatless Mondays? Give It a Try!