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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Weekly Flu Report, March 30, 2018 Posted on Mar 30

Rates of flu-like illness have dropped over the past seven days according to the latest weekly flu report. Even so, we can expect flu to continue circulating in our communities for some time to come – so there is still reason to get a flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 30, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, March 23, 2018 Posted on Mar 23

The latest weekly flu report indicates a decrease in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. There is still flu vaccine available if you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet. Call your health care provider or visit https://vaccinefinder.org which offers listings for local boards of health and   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 23, 2018

Start The Day Off Smart by Eating A Healthy Breakfast!   Posted on Mar 21

Start The Day Off Smart by Eating A Healthy Breakfast!  

By Cara D’Anello We all know mornings are a busy time of the day. With the hustle and bustle of getting everyone ready for the day, it can be difficult to make time for a sit down breakfast with the family! But eating breakfast is   …Continue Reading Start The Day Off Smart by Eating A Healthy Breakfast!  

Weekly Flu Report, March 16, 2018 Posted on Mar 15

Rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts continued to decline over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. There is still time to get a flu shot for the remainder of the flu season, however. You can find one near you by calling your   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 16, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, March 9, 2018 Posted on Mar 9

The latest weekly flu report shows a drop in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days in Massachusetts. Even so, flu continues to circulate in our communities so there is still plenty of reason to get a flu shot if you have not done   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 9, 2018

Highlights of the March 6th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Mar 6

The latest monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included a pair of Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by votes on two final amendments to regulations. First the Council took up consideration of a DoN request from Partners HealthCare to expand the Emergency Department   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 6th Public Health Council Meeting

Get Ready—It’s National Nutrition Month! Posted on Mar 6

Get Ready—It’s National Nutrition Month!

By Ben Graff March is here, which means…National Nutrition Month is here, too! This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ theme is Go Further with Food. You’re probably saying to yourself, what does that mean? Well, going further with food is about noticing the   …Continue Reading Get Ready—It’s National Nutrition Month!

Weekly Flu Report, March 2, 2018 Posted on Mar 2

Rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts rose slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, there is still time to protect yourself. You can find a flu shot near you by calling your   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 2, 2018