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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


Get Vaccinated: Fight the Flu

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September means back to school, football, and foliage. But it also means time for your annual flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that yearly flu vaccination should begin in September or as soon as vaccine is available, and continue throughout the   …Continue Reading Get Vaccinated: Fight the Flu


HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES?

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This is a rough time of year for someone like me, as I try desperately to hold onto summer for as long as possible. I bristle at each and every reference to Labor Day, which now apparently serves as the bellwether of summer’s demise (it   …Continue Reading HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES?


Goodbye berries, Hello Apples!

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Saying farewell to summer fruits and vegetables can be hard. But, once you remember all of the delicious produce that the autumn harvest brings, the season just gets better and better. Apples are one of my favorite fruits of the fall. There are many varieties   …Continue Reading Goodbye berries, Hello Apples!


Highlights of the September 17th Public Health Council Meeting

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This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of three Determination of Need (DoN) requests, a status update on draft regulations related to immunizations, and two informational presentations on two key Department initiatives. The Council first took up a Determination of Need application with   …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 17th Public Health Council Meeting


Juntos, estamos listos: Consideraciones para las personas con necesidades de acceso y funcionales

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El Departamento de Salud Pública de Massachusetts está comprometido con el enfoque de “toda la comunidad” para la gestión de emergencias, que fue iniciada por la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus singlas en inglés) en 2011, cuando FEMA reconoció la   …Continue Reading Juntos, estamos listos: Consideraciones para las personas con necesidades de acceso y funcionales