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Monthly Archives: January 2019

There’s a Chill in the Air – But Cold Stress is Preventable! Posted on Jan 29

There’s a Chill in the Air – But Cold Stress is Preventable!

The early days of winter teased us with milder weather, but alas, the cold has arrived! Still, the temperature doesn’t have to be freezing—and you don’t have to be outside very long—to be at risk for cold stress, particularly hypothermia and frostbite.  In fact, cold   …Continue Reading There’s a Chill in the Air – But Cold Stress is Preventable!

Celebrating 150 Years of Advancing Public Health Posted on Jan 28

Celebrating 150 Years of Advancing Public Health

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is celebrating! This year marks the department’s sesquicentennial – our 150th anniversary.  We are marking this milestone with a special anniversary logo and presentations and events throughout the year. As part of our celebration, we plan to highlight many   …Continue Reading Celebrating 150 Years of Advancing Public Health

Weekly Flu Report, January 25, 2019 Posted on Jan 25

The latest weekly flu report indicates an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. Flu season is definitely not over yet, but the good news is that there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 25, 2019

Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2019 Posted on Jan 18

Rates of flu-like illness dipped slightly in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. However there is still plenty of flu season to come, and the good news is that it is not too late to get a flu shot if   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2019

Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2019 Posted on Jan 11

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness have dropped in Massachusetts over the past seven days. However flu is unpredictable and flu season will continue in New England for a good while to come – so now is the time to get   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2019

Highlights of the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jan 9

The January 2019 monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a three Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by an informational update from DPH staff on the DPH response to a recent public health outbreak in Massachusetts. First, the Council took up three separate   …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2019 Posted on Jan 4

Rates of flu-like illness rose in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The good news is that it is not too late to protect yourself this flu season by getting a flu shot. There is still plenty of flu vaccine available in   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2019