“Since passage of the Massachusetts Act to Relative to Needlestick Injury Prevention, measurable progress has been made, but significant work remains in our efforts to eradicate preventable sharps injuries. Unfortunately, healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of the burden of these potentially life-changing exposures. …Continue Reading Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting
By Terri Mendoza and Gina Davin Thanksgiving is a time for food, thanks, love, family, friends, and more food. As wonderful as this time of year is, unfortunately it’s easy to get carried away with all of the holiday specialties and end up eating more …Continue Reading Eat Well by Eating Smart this Thanksgiving!
The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. In the meantime, the holiday season is fast approaching – and what better way to stay healthy all the way through than by getting your flu shot? There’s plenty …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 20, 2015
“No soy lo que me he sucedido, sino lo que elijo ser.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung Sea cual sea su edad, tal vez haya pasado momentos difíciles en la vida. Puede haber tenido experiencias traumáticas, perdido a seres queridos o quizás enfrente discriminación y prejuicios …Continue Reading Cómo Fomentar la Resiliencia
The November monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates and presentations, and a final vote on one set of proposed amendments to public health regulations. First, the Council received an informational briefing from the Radiation Control Program on a …Continue Reading Highlights of the November 18th Public Health Council Meeting
Prediabetes? Is this a real thing? Yes! Prediabetes means that your blood sugar levels are higher than normal and that you are in danger of developing type 2 diabetes within a few years. Your health may already be affected. In Massachusetts, 35% of adults have …Continue Reading Do You Have Prediabetes? Find Out Now!
Can you believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving? If you’re like me, you haven’t yet started your holiday shopping and have a full list of deserving family and friends. One way to make the shopping day easier is to take a break to recharge and have …Continue Reading Smart Eating While On the Go!
Rates of flu-like illness remain low in Massachusetts according the latest weekly flu report. But that will change, and there’s no better time to get prepared than by making plans today to get your flu shot. Call your health care provider or local board of …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 13, 2015
The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. If you have yet to get a flu shot for yourself or a loved one, now’s the time to act – call your health care provider or local board of …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 6, 2015
November is National Diabetes Month—talk about perfect timing! If your household is like mine, by now you have more than a few Halloween treats lingering in the kitchen, and you’re looking forward to more holiday goodies with Thanksgiving and beyond. And as if there weren’t …Continue Reading National Diabetes Month…Time for a Healthier Lifestyle!