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Weekly Flu Report, March 6, 2015

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The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness have continued to decline over the past seven days. This is consistent with what would be expected at this time of year. However flu is still circulating in our communities, so please stay home from school or   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 6, 2015


Good News – Spring is Coming Soon!

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“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” ~Proverb This winter’s been tough. Mother Nature’s been downright cruel – testing our patience for months now. Some of us have seen more than five feet of snow dumped on us, disrupting routines and   …Continue Reading Good News – Spring is Coming Soon!


8 Fun Things To Do When You Are Stuck in the House!

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It’s early March and winter is slowly coming to an end. We’re getting closer and closer to spring, but not close enough for me! As the saying goes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Knowing that warmer days are   …Continue Reading 8 Fun Things To Do When You Are Stuck in the House!


Weekly Flu Report, February 27, 2015

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The latest weekly flu report shows another drop in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past seven days. Even as these rates decline, it’s still fair to say that flu continues to circulate – which is why it’s so important to do what   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 27, 2015


Joining the Conversation on Public Health

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As a physician working in the Commonwealth over the past twenty years, I’ve seen the groundbreaking – and lifesaving – role that the Department of Public Health has played on the front lines of protecting the well-being of all Massachusetts residents. It is an incredible   …Continue Reading Joining the Conversation on Public Health


Moms Need Sleep too!

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With the weather so cold I find it hard to get up early in the morning especially if I have gone to bed late.  I know I should be getting more sleep, but as a parent there is always so much to do that inevitably   …Continue Reading Moms Need Sleep too!


Weekly Flu Report, February 20, 2015

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The latest weekly flu report shows a decrease in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. Flu season can be expected to continue for a while longer, so if you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet it’s not too late. In the meantime, there are steps   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 20, 2015


Weekly Flu Report, February 13, 2015

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The latest weekly flu report shows another slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness across the state. Nevertheless, flu season is still upon us so it is important that we all continue to take steps to reduce the spread of flu in our communities. Get a flu shot if you   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 13, 2015


Save that Smile!

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Did you know that good oral hygiene is essential for your child from the very start?  That’s because healthy gums and teeth help your child chew properly and speak clearly.  In addition, teeth and gums also shape your child’s face and make way for adult   …Continue Reading Save that Smile!


Weekly Flu Report, February 6, 2015

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The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth over the past 7 days. It’s too soon to say whether this is a temporary drop or if we may have seen the peak of flu season – time   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 6, 2015