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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Walking to Recharge Posted on Mar 15

Walking to Recharge

Dillon, my Dalmatian, has been following me around all evening even though he knows that we go for a walk after dinner. Granted sometimes, when I’m home early, I like to take advantage of the daylight and we’ll head out before the sun sets. I   …Continue Reading Walking to Recharge

Weekly Flu Report, March 11, 2016 Posted on Mar 11

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly in the past seven days. We can expect flu to continue circulating in Massachusetts well into spring – so if you haven’t gotten your flu shot it’s not too late. Call your health care   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 11, 2016

Highlights of the March 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Mar 9

The March monthly meeting of the Public Health Council consisted of a series of updates for Council members on various amendments to regulations that are currently making their way through the regulatory amendment process, followed by a pair of informational presentations from the Department on   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 9th Public Health Council Meeting

National Nutrition Month…It’s Time to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right! Posted on Mar 4

National Nutrition Month…It’s Time to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!

By Louisa Paine The theme of National Nutrition Month this year is Savor the Flavor of Eating Right, a message that encourages us all to stop and enjoy our food. If you’re like me, sometimes food and mealtimes take a backseat to the rest of   …Continue Reading National Nutrition Month…It’s Time to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!

Weekly Flu Report, March 4, 2016 Posted on Mar 4

Rates of flu-like illness continue to decline across the Commonwealth, as illustrated by this week’s flu report. Nevertheless, we can expect to see flu circulating well into spring, so there is still time to get your flu shot in order to protect you and your family. Call   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 4, 2016