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Weekly Flu Report, November 10, 2017 posted on Nov 10

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness continued to climb over the past seven days. Flu season still has a way to go before reaching its peak, and between that and the holidays approaching, there’s never been a better time to get your   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 10, 2017

Highlights of the November 8th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Nov 8

This month’s Public Health Council meeting included a Determination of Need (DoN) request and a vote on proposed amendments to regulations. First, the Council took up consideration of proposed amendments to regulations related to the medical use of marijuana. Following a presentation from DPH staff and   …Continue Reading Highlights of the November 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, November 3, 2017 posted on Nov 3

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days. Flu season is only beginning so now is the time to get your flu shot. There is plenty of vaccine available – call your health care provider or local   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 3, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, October 27, 2017 posted on Oct 27

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight uptick in rates of flu-like illness in the past seven days. While flu can be unpredictable, one thing we know for sure is that rates will continue to rise as we get deeper into flu season. That’s why it’s   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 27, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, October 20, 2017 posted on Oct 23

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts remain low. That will change, however, so now’s the time to get your seasonal flu shot. There is plenty of vaccine available – check with your health care provider or local board of health,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 20, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, October 13, 2017 posted on Oct 13

Welcome to the first weekly flu report of the 2017-2018 flu season. Each week between now and the end of May, we’ll post the latest data on the spread of flu in Massachusetts. This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 13, 2017

Highlights of the October 11th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Oct 11

The October monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a trio of informational presentations from DPH program staff related to various Departmental initiatives, including: Update on Implementation of Revised Determination of Need Regulation 105 CMR 100.000 Problem Gambling and Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities   …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 11th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the September 13th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Sep 13

The September meeting of the Public Health Council featured two votes on final amendments to regulations, followed by a series of informational presentations on current public health issues and initiatives. First, the Council took up for consideration final amendments to regulations related to 105 CMR   …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the August 9th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Aug 9

The August monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured an amended Determination of Need (DoN) request and a pair of votes on final amendments to regulations. First, the Council took up an application from North Shore Medical Center for a significant amendment to an   …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the July 12th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jul 12

This month’s meeting of the PHC featured an implementation update related to a current Determination of Need project, a vote on final regulations, and an informational presentation from DPH staff for Council members. First, the Council received an implementation update from Boston Children’s Hospital on   …Continue Reading Highlights of the July 12th Public Health Council Meeting