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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise Posted on May 7

Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health     When’s the last time you hula hooped? I never learned how as a kid. But one day last year – in a very manic moment –   …Continue Reading Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise

Mayo es el Mes de la Conciencia sobre el Ataque Cerebral (Stroke), así que es importante hablar de la presión arterial Posted on May 3

Mayo es el Mes de la Conciencia sobre el Ataque Cerebral (Stroke), así que es importante hablar de la presión arterial

Posted by Omar Cabrera, Community Health Education Manager at DPH. ¿Sabe usted cuales son sus números de presión arterial? La mayoría de la gente no los sabe pero entonces, ¿cuál es el problema? Siempre y cuando usted se sienta saludable, no hay razón porque preocuparse,   …Continue Reading Mayo es el Mes de la Conciencia sobre el Ataque Cerebral (Stroke), así que es importante hablar de la presión arterial

Burn More, Learn More: Walk to School Week is here Posted on May 2

Burn More, Learn More: Walk to School Week is here

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Let the Sun Shine in! Posted on May 1

Let the Sun Shine in!

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Imagine the feeling of the sun shining on your face, showering you with warmth and life. Feel good? The sun awakens the senses and breathes life into our   …Continue Reading Let the Sun Shine in!

Making Time for Family Meals Posted on May 1

Making Time for Family Meals

There was a time when it was the norm for families to end the day by sharing a meal together.  For some families, this tradition lives on.  But for others, it’s becoming more and more difficult to have a family meal together because of hectic   …Continue Reading Making Time for Family Meals

Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining Posted on May 1

Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health    Last Thursday, April 18th, I met up with a team of community health all-stars who have been paving the way for healthy living over the past decade.   …Continue Reading Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining