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Weekly Flu Report, January 19, 2018 posted on Jan 19

The latest weekly flu report shows a decline in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past seven days. It’s still too soon to know whether we’ve seen its peak this flu season – but one thing that is certain is that there is   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 19, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, January 12, 2018 posted on Jan 12

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness have dropped in the past seven days. However, flu is unpredictable and it’s too soon to know whether we’ve seen its peak this season. The one thing we know for sure is that it’s not   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 12, 2018

Highlights of the January 10th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jan 10

The January monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of votes by Council members and an informational presentation on collaborative efforts to provide hurricane relief to Puerto Rico following last year’s hurricane. First, the Council took up a request from the Department’s Office of General   …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 10th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, January 5, 2018 posted on Jan 5

The first weekly flu report of 2018 shows that rates of flu-like illness have continued to rise over the past seven days in Massachusetts. If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, there is still time to protect yourself from the serious illnesses that flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 5, 2018

No hay por qué congelarse: ¡El estrés por frío se puede prevenir!

No hay por qué congelarse: ¡El estrés por frío se puede prevenir! posted on Jan 2

Los primeros días de este invierno nos presentó un clima más cálido, pero, ¡ya llegó el frío! Aunque la temperatura no tiene que estar bajo cero-y no tienes que estar afuera por mucho tiempo- para estar en riesgo de sufrir estrés por frío, particularmente hipotermia   …Continue Reading No hay por qué congelarse: ¡El estrés por frío se puede prevenir!

Weekly Flu Report, December 29, 2017 posted on Dec 29

The last weekly flu report of 2017 indicates that rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, make that your New Year’s resolution – there’s still time to protect yourself and your family from the serious   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 29, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, December 22, 2017 posted on Dec 22

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness increased over the past seven days. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, it’s absolutely not too late to protect yourself and your family from the flu this season. Call your health care provider or   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 22, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, December 15, 2017 posted on Dec 15

Rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts increased over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. If you have yet to get your flu shot, it’s absolutely not too late to protect yourself and your family this flu season. Call your health   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 15, 2017

Highlights of the December 13th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Dec 13

The month’s Public Health Council meeting included a series of informational presentations from DPH leadership and staff. First, the Council received an update from Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH on recently released Q3 2017 opioid overdose data for Massachusetts. Commissioner Bharel also provided a brief update   …Continue Reading Highlights of the December 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, December 8, 2017 posted on Dec 8

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness declined over the past seven days. Flu can be unpredictable – but one thing we know for sure is that flu season is definitely here. The good news is that there is still time to   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 8, 2017