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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Raising Our Voices Against Prostate Cancer Posted on Jun 25

Raising Our Voices Against Prostate Cancer

Last week I was delighted to join local TV legend Susan Wornick in emceeing the 6th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House. This is always such a special event, and this year was no different. Organized by the AdMeTech Foundation in   …Continue Reading Raising Our Voices Against Prostate Cancer

Highlights of the June 18 Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jun 18

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured several Determination of Need (DoN) requests, a vote on final amendments to certain DoN regulations, and informational presentations on two current Department initiatives. First, the Council took up three DoN requests: a change of majority ownership interest   …Continue Reading Highlights of the June 18 Public Health Council Meeting

Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm Posted on Jun 18

Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm

When we rush around from activity to activity, phone to computer to TV, and website to website, we miss the joys and simple pleasures of what’s right in front of us – animal- shaped clouds, running into an old friend, or a wild turkey in   …Continue Reading Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm

Kids Can’t Fly! Learn about Window Safety Posted on Jun 17

Kids Can’t Fly!  Learn about Window Safety

  As warmer weather finally arrives and windows are opened to let the breeze in, we often hear the grim news that another child has fallen out of a window to an untimely death or sustained serious injuries from a fall. The leading cause of   …Continue Reading Kids Can’t Fly! Learn about Window Safety

Providing a Supportive Environment for Students in Recovery Posted on Jun 17

Providing a Supportive Environment for Students in Recovery

Earlier this month, Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter hosted me for a wonderfully inspiring tour of Independence Academy, a DPH-funded Recovery High School located in his city. Since 2006, Massachusetts has been a leader in the development of these recovery high schools, which offer a safe,   …Continue Reading Providing a Supportive Environment for Students in Recovery

No olvidemos la seguridad en los empleos de verano Posted on Jun 13

No olvidemos la seguridad en los empleos de verano

Por fin llegó la primavera y con esta, el acercamiento del verano. Días en la playa, partidos de los Red Sox, vacaciones. Y no hay que olvidar los empleos de verano para los jóvenes de Massachusetts. Aún recuerdo algunos de los trabajos de verano (y   …Continue Reading No olvidemos la seguridad en los empleos de verano

Não Esqueça sobre a Segurança no Emprego de Verão Posted on Jun 13

Não Esqueça sobre a Segurança no Emprego de Verão

O clima de primavera finalmente chegou – e com isso, pensamentos sobre o verão. Dias de praia, jogos dos Red Sox, férias. E não vamos esquecer, empregos de verão para os jovens de Massachusetts. Eu ainda lembro um pouco dos meus empregos de verão (e   …Continue Reading Não Esqueça sobre a Segurança no Emprego de Verão

Taking Immediate Action to Fight Opioid Abuse Posted on Jun 11

Taking Immediate Action to Fight Opioid Abuse

On Tuesday I was delighted to join Governor Patrick to announce a series of concrete steps to address the opioid abuse epidemic in Massachusetts, focused on improving prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services across the Commonwealth. These actions are based on a series of findings and   …Continue Reading Taking Immediate Action to Fight Opioid Abuse

Give Peas a Chance! Posted on Jun 3

Give Peas a Chance!

Before introducing solids to my baby, I imagined it would be exciting to watch her try new foods and enjoy the flavors. Don’t get me wrong, I knew there would be some foods that she didn’t like and a mess would certainly be made. But,   …Continue Reading Give Peas a Chance!