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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Climate Variability and Health Impact Assessment Symposium at Massasoit Community College Posted on May 15

Climate Variability and Health Impact Assessment Symposium at Massasoit Community College

Posted by Suzanne Condon, Director of the Bureau of Environmental Health The Bureau of Environmental Health in collaboration with the Bureau of Infectious Disease, the Emergency Preparedness Bureau, the Bureau of Laboratory Sciences, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) and its Department   …Continue Reading Climate Variability and Health Impact Assessment Symposium at Massasoit Community College

Are you up for the climb? Posted on May 15

Are you up for the climb?

    Do you take the stairs? I mean, most of us use stairs at some point, usually because we have to.  But when faced with a choice between climbing stairs and cruising on the elevator, which way do you go? As we’re about to   …Continue Reading Are you up for the climb?

Maio é o mês da conscientização do acidente vascular cerebral (AVC ou, em inglês, “stroke”), por isso é importante falar sobre a pressão arterial Posted on May 14

Maio é o mês da conscientização do acidente vascular cerebral (AVC ou, em inglês, “stroke”), por isso é importante falar sobre a pressão arterial

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. Você sabe como está a sua pressão arterial? A maioria das pessoas não sabe, mas qual é o problema? Enquanto você se sentir saudável não há nenhuma razão para se preocupar, certo? Muito errado. A   …Continue Reading Maio é o mês da conscientização do acidente vascular cerebral (AVC ou, em inglês, “stroke”), por isso é importante falar sobre a pressão arterial

New Moms Get Moving for Physical Fitness & Sports Month! Posted on May 13

New Moms Get Moving for Physical Fitness & Sports Month!

  Posted by: Terri Mendoza, WIC Nutrtionist   Many women have a hard time getting moving again with a new baby in the house. With the weather finally warming up and May being National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, it’s the perfect time to start.   …Continue Reading New Moms Get Moving for Physical Fitness & Sports Month!

Weekly Flu Report, May 10, 2013 Posted on May 10

Weekly Flu Report, May 10, 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 flu activity remains low across the state, as expected for this time of year. 

¿Problemas al dormir? Ocho consejos para dormir mejor Posted on May 10

¿Problemas al dormir? Ocho consejos para dormir mejor

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. ¿Necesita dormir más? Así como el comer y respirar, el sueño es una función necesaria que a veces tomamos por desapercibido. Al igual que responde al comer y respirar, nuestro cuerpo nos dice cuando no dormimos lo   …Continue Reading ¿Problemas al dormir? Ocho consejos para dormir mejor

Substance Abuse Higher Among Teens Not in School Posted on May 9

Substance Abuse Higher Among Teens Not in School

  Posted by Adrienne Deeble, an intern with the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services    All parents know how important it is to encourage their kids to stay in school. In addition to helping them receive an education, attending school can help them lead healthy   …Continue Reading Substance Abuse Higher Among Teens Not in School

Inspired to a Pursue a Career in Nursing: Another MLRP Success Story Posted on May 9

Inspired to a Pursue a Career in Nursing: Another MLRP Success Story

 Posted by Patty Killoran, an intern 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. The MLRP works to increase access   …Continue Reading Inspired to a Pursue a Career in Nursing: Another MLRP Success Story

Highlights from the May 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on May 8

Highlights from the May 8th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Today's meeting of the Public Health Council began with  the consideration of a Determination of Need (DoN) request for a transfer of ownership of Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, by which Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Highlights from the May 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, May 3, 2013 Posted on May 7

Weekly Flu Report, May 3, 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, once again, flu activity has declined this week and is consistent with activity normally seen at this time of year.