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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero! Posted on Feb 27

Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero!

By Grace Ling and Meaghan Sutherland Here is a scene you may know well: you’ve come home late after a long day, peeled off your heavy winter layers, and now you’re trying to come up with an answer to, “What’s for dinner?!” We know that   …Continue Reading Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero!

Weekly Flu Report, February 24, 2017 Posted on Feb 24

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness declined slightly over the past seven days. It’s too soon to tell if we’ve seen the peak of flu activity this season, and in any case. we can expect to see flu continuing to circulate in   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 24, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, February 17, 2017 Posted on Feb 17

Rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, it’s not too late – there’s still plenty of flu vaccine available. Call your health care provider or local board   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 17, 2017

Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day! Posted on Feb 14

Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day!

By Eliza Mellion, M.S. This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget that—thanks to the American Heart Association—February is American Heart Month! It can be hard to resist the chocolates, candy hearts, and pink-frosted cupcakes that this holiday brings.  While it’s fun to shower our loved ones with   …Continue Reading Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day!

Weekly Flu Report, February 10, 2017 Posted on Feb 10

Rates of flu-like illness continued to increase over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The good news is that there is still time to protect yourself this flu season by getting a flu shot. There is plenty of vaccine available –   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 10, 2017

Highlights of the February 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Feb 8

The February monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of Determination of Need requests, a vote on final regulations, a procedural clarification related to another final regulation which was approved by the Council in January, and an informational briefing for Council members   …Continue Reading Highlights of the February 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Mindful Eating! Posted on Feb 7

Mindful Eating!

  By Federika Garcia Muchacho and Meaghan Sutherland Have you ever felt like you are eating or craving some foods when you aren’t even hungry? Do you go right to the fridge or pantry when you’re feeling stressed? Do you try to multitask when you   …Continue Reading Mindful Eating!

Weekly Flu Report, February 3, 2017 Posted on Feb 3

This week’s flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past 7 days. Flu season doesn’t peak here in New England until mid-February or even March, so if you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s absolutely not too late. There is still   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 3, 2017