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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Slow and Steady Wins the Race! Posted on Mar 20

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

How to achieve your healthy lifestyle goals this National Nutrition Month! By Campbell Reiff It’s March, and you know what that means – spring is here!  March is not only the month for the change in seasons, but is also National Nutrition Month! This month, the   …Continue Reading Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Weekly Flu Report, March 17, 2017 Posted on Mar 17

Rates of flu-like illness rebounded slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Regardless of the swings from week to week, it’s important to note that we can expect to see flu continuing to circulate in our communities well into springtime.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 17, 2017

Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure Posted on Mar 16

Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure

  In partnership with the CDC, DPH is looking at the impact of certain environmental chemicals – such as lead and mercury – on Massachusetts residents. This technique, known as biomonitoring, measures environmental chemicals in the human body. Through a state-wide study, DPH is trying   …Continue Reading Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure

DPH Immunization Program Director Wins National Award Posted on Mar 15

DPH Immunization Program Director Wins National Award

The Department of Public Health is delighted to announce that the Director of the state’s  Immunization Program, Pejman Talebian, has won the 2017 Natalie J. Smith, M.D. Award for excellence in program management from the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), a national organization which represents   …Continue Reading DPH Immunization Program Director Wins National Award

Weekly Flu Report, March 10, 2017 Posted on Mar 10

Rates of flu-like illness have decreased over the past seven days, as illustrated by this week’s flu report. Nevertheless, it’s still not too late to get your flu shot if you haven’t already. Call your health care provider or visit a pharmacy near you today!

Highlights of the March 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Mar 8

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included an informational briefing on the proposed rescission of an existing regulation, and a series of votes on final amendments to regulations and one regulation to be rescinded. First, the Council was provided an informational briefing on the   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 8th Public Health Council Meeting

National Poison Prevention Week Posted on Mar 7

National Poison Prevention Week

Children are naturally curious and this can lead to them making some unhealthy choices inside your home.  As children engage in their daily exploration, they may be exposed to dangers in the home.  National Poison Prevention Week is an opportunity to raise awareness and prevent   …Continue Reading National Poison Prevention Week

Weekly Flu Report, March 3, 2017 Posted on Mar 3

This week’s flu report indicates rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days. Although spring is approaching, here in New England flu season can peak as late as mid-March, so there’s still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Call   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 3, 2017