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Yearly Archives: 2015

Smart Eating While On the Go! Posted on Nov 16

Smart Eating While On the Go!

Can you believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving?  If you’re like me, you haven’t yet started your holiday shopping and have a full list of deserving family and friends.  One way to make the shopping day easier is to take a break to recharge and have   …Continue Reading Smart Eating While On the Go!

Weekly Flu Report, November 13, 2015 Posted on Nov 13

Rates of flu-like illness remain low in Massachusetts according the latest weekly flu report. But that will change, and there’s no better time to get prepared than by making plans today to get your flu shot. Call your health care provider or local board of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 13, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, November 6, 2015 Posted on Nov 6

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. If you have yet to get a flu shot for yourself or a loved one, now’s the time to act – call your health care provider or local board of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 6, 2015

National Diabetes Month…Time for a Healthier Lifestyle! Posted on Nov 3

National Diabetes Month…Time for a Healthier Lifestyle!

November is National Diabetes Month—talk about perfect timing!  If your household is like mine, by now you have more than a few Halloween treats lingering in the kitchen, and you’re looking forward to more holiday goodies with Thanksgiving and beyond.  And as if there weren’t   …Continue Reading National Diabetes Month…Time for a Healthier Lifestyle!

Weekly Flu Report, October 30, 2015 Posted on Oct 30

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu activity in the state remain low, which is in keeping with this time of the year. But flu season will be here before you know it, so why not take the time now to get vaccinated   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 30, 2015

Having a Happy—and Healthy!—Halloween Posted on Oct 27

Having a Happy—and Healthy!—Halloween

By Meaghan Sutherland and Angela Finn For many of us, the start of autumn means enjoying many seasonal favorites such as apple pie, cider donuts, Halloween treats, and pumpkin-spiced…everything!  The list goes on and on! Year after year, we start September and the going-back-to-school season   …Continue Reading Having a Happy—and Healthy!—Halloween

Weekly Flu Report, October 23, 2015 Posted on Oct 23

Hi everyone and welcome back to another season’s worth of Weekly Flu Reports. Each Friday from now through May you can check back here to see the latest information on the impact of flu in communities across Massachusetts. To kick things off, the first Weekly   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 23, 2015

Play Your Way to Joy! Posted on Oct 22

Play Your Way to Joy!

“[People] do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Play isn’t just for kids! In our fast-paced, modern world, we seem to have forgotten about leisure time. That is, time that isn’t scheduled,   …Continue Reading Play Your Way to Joy!

Highlights of the October 21st Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Oct 21

The Public Health Council took up a wide range of issues at the October monthly meeting, from a pair of Determination of Need (DoN) requests, to a series of proposed recissions of existing regulations, and two votes on final amendments to regulations. First, the Council   …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 21st Public Health Council Meeting

10 Ways to Eat Greener Posted on Oct 19

10 Ways to Eat Greener

Food Day, on October 24th is a national event created by the Center of Science in the Public Interest to encourage Americans to change their diets and our food policies.  “Toward a Greener Diet” is the focus of this year’s Food Day celebrations.  The idea   …Continue Reading 10 Ways to Eat Greener