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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time! Posted on Apr 24

Don’t Fall Behind - Vaccinate On Time!

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 22-29, 2017. One of the   …Continue Reading Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time!

Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017 Posted on Apr 21

The latest weekly flu report shows a drop in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past seven days. Even so, we can expect flu to continue to circulate in our communities well into spring – so it’s not too late to get a flu shot   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2017 Posted on Apr 14

The latest weekly flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth – an indication that flu is unpredictable and that flu season isn’t quite over yet. The good news is that there is still plenty of flu vaccine available if you   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2017

Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips Posted on Apr 13

Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips

Inertia. That feeling of not wanting to do anything, or being so overwhelmed with grief, anxiety, frustration, that it’s hard to do anything. This sluggish feeling can come from mental, physical, or emotional exhaustion, or a general sense of being overwhelmed. The weight of the   …Continue Reading Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips

Highlights of the April 12th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Apr 12

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included two informational briefings from Department staff and a final vote on proposed amendments to regulations. First, the Council took up for consideration a final vote on proposed regulation 105 CMR 432.000:  Minimum Requirements for Personal Flotation   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Kids in The Kitchen! Posted on Apr 10

Kids in The Kitchen!

By Federika Garcia Muchacho and Meaghan Sutherland Looking for a chef’s assistant?  Give your child a healthy and nutritious start by involving them in the kitchen! Offering hands-on cooking experiences when they are little can help create a lifelong love of healthy foods.    Involving kids   …Continue Reading Kids in The Kitchen!

Weekly Flu Report, April 7, 2017 Posted on Apr 7

According to this week’s flu report, rates of flu-like illness declined slightly over the past seven days. Even so, flu can stick around well into spring – so there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Call your health care provider or visit   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 7, 2017

National Public Health Week: Infant Mortality Posted on Apr 3

National Public Health Week: Infant Mortality

By almost every measure, Massachusetts is one of the healthiest states in the nation. In fact, the United Health Foundation’s Health Rankings Report recently ranked Massachusetts the second healthiest state, behind only Hawaii. Among the findings, we ranked #1 in Senior Health and #1 in Women   …Continue Reading National Public Health Week: Infant Mortality