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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Weekly Flu Report, May 29, 2015 Posted on May 29

Rates of flu-like illness increased slightly during the last seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. A quick programming note: this week marks the final flu report for the 2014-2015 flu season. Here’s to a healthy, safe and fun summer and please check   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, May 29, 2015

Employee Health & Fitness Month! Posted on May 27

Employee Health & Fitness Month!

May is Employee Health and Fitness Month!  It’s time for both employers and employees to support each other by improving office health. If, like me, you have been hibernating all winter, you have that winter insulation to lose.  At my office, we have been successful   …Continue Reading Employee Health & Fitness Month!

Weekly Flu Report, May 22, 2015 Posted on May 22

Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline during the last 7 days, as noted in the latest weekly flu report which can be viewed here.

Easy Summer Kebabs for the Whole Family! Posted on May 22

Easy Summer Kebabs for the Whole Family!

By Lauren Miller, Dietetic Intern, Tufts University Summer is a chance to relax with family and friends, while having fun, sharing stories, listening to music, and enjoying food together. Warm weather and sunshine bring cookouts and mouth-watering food from the grill! Burgers, hot dogs, chicken,   …Continue Reading Easy Summer Kebabs for the Whole Family!

Sharing the Massachusetts Approach to Fighting a National Epidemic Posted on May 21

Today I had the distinct pleasure of appearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at a hearing entitled “What are the State Governments Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?”.  It was an honor   …Continue Reading Sharing the Massachusetts Approach to Fighting a National Epidemic

Weekly Flu Report, May 15, 2015 Posted on May 15

Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The full report can be viewed here.

Highlights of the May 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on May 13

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates and presentations from various DPH programs. First, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management Director Mary Clark provided an overview of DPH’s activities to support the health and medical aspects of the   …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Lactose Intolerance Posted on May 11

Lactose Intolerance

By Farrell Frankel, Dietetic Intern, Simmons College Are you one of the millions of people who have lactose intolerance? Avoiding dairy and worried about not getting enough calcium in your diet?  Don’t fret…read on! Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder in which a person does   …Continue Reading Lactose Intolerance

Weekly Flu Report, May 8, 2015 Posted on May 8

Rates of flu-like illness decreased in the past week, according to the latest weekly flu report which can be viewed here.

Happy Mother’s Day! Posted on May 4

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day is a very special holiday that is celebrated to honor the women in our lives who shower us with love, teach us valuable lessons and strengthen us.  So, let’s treat them to something that will make them feel special! There is nothing better   …Continue Reading Happy Mother’s Day!