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October 24th is Food Day!

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This year is the 3rd annual National Food Day which is celebrated every year on October 24th. Food Day is sponsored by the Center for Science and the Public Interest and promotes healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Last year, there were over 4,700 events across   …Continue Reading October 24th is Food Day!


Million Hearts — Working to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

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Heart attack and stroke contribute to the 800,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease every year in the U.S. The burden to families and communities is devastating, and medical costs and lost productivity total nearly $1 billion per day. To address this crisis, the United States Department   …Continue Reading Million Hearts — Working to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke


Poison Prevention!

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Children are naturally curious. They are bound to explore and wander around the house as they play and learn. It is important to know that sometimes children can become exposed to dangers in the home without being aware of what they are doing. Each year,   …Continue Reading Poison Prevention!


Highlights of the October 8th Public Health Council Meeting

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This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured deliberations on two pending proposed amendments to existing regulations, and a pair of informational presentations for Council members on current Department initiatives and activities. First, Associate Commissioner Suzanne Condon provided an update on public comments received on a series of   …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 8th Public Health Council Meeting


Celebrating a Proud Partnership between the Massachusetts Legislature and the Patrick Administration

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(l-r) Rep. Jeff Roy, EOHHS Secy. John Polanowicz, Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, Rep. David Vieira, Gov. Deval Patrick, Sen. Richard Moore, Sen. John Keenan Sen. Bruce Tarr, and Comm. Cheryl Bartlett at the signing of the pharmacy legislation.

With the end of the 188th General Court’s formal legislative session on Beacon Hill, now is the time to look back and recognize the incredible legislative progress Massachusetts has made in the past two years in promoting public health in cities and towns across the   …Continue Reading Celebrating a Proud Partnership between the Massachusetts Legislature and the Patrick Administration


Getting to the Root of Some Tasty Vegetables!

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Fall is in full bloom with its wide selection of root vegetables available to our families! The truth is…these veggies that grow and sprout out of the dirt can be a little intimidating to some of us. They have a thicker skin, longer stems and   …Continue Reading Getting to the Root of Some Tasty Vegetables!


A Community Partnership to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults

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Each year in the United States, one out of every three adults age 65 and over experiences a fall. And in Massachusetts, every 13 minutes (on average) an older adult requires treatment in an emergency room for fall-related injuries. The human toll of these injuries   …Continue Reading A Community Partnership to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults


Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind

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It can be hard to let go of things. Your favorite pair of jeans with big holes in the knees, those dusty books that have been on the shelf for years, or your old Beanie Baby collection from when you were a kid, for example.   …Continue Reading Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind


Juntos, estamos listos: Vacúnese – Protéjase contra la gripe

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Septiembre significa el regreso a la escuela, temporada del fútbol americano, y el follaje. Pero también significa que es tiempo para su vacuna anual contra la gripe. Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades aconsejan que la vacunación anual contra la gripe   …Continue Reading Juntos, estamos listos: Vacúnese – Protéjase contra la gripe


Juntos Estamos Prontos: Tome a vacina – combata a gripe

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Setembro é volta à escola, futebol americano e folhagem de outono. Também é a época da vacinação anual contra a gripe. Os Centros de Controle e Prevenção de Doenças (CDC) recomendam começar a vacinação anual contra a gripe em setembro, ou assim que a vacina   …Continue Reading Juntos Estamos Prontos: Tome a vacina – combata a gripe