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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


Relax With the Help of Your 5 Senses

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During times of stress, relief may literally be at the tip of your nose. Intentionally engaging our five senses – hearing, touch, smell, taste, and sight – are incredibly powerful tools in providing instant relief in a hectic world. Plus, they’re free! Are you a   …Continue Reading Relax With the Help of Your 5 Senses


Weekly Flu Report, January 30, 2015

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The latest weekly flu report shows another increase in rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth, a sign that flu season is in full swing in this part of the country. You can take steps to reduce the spread of flu in our communities through   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 30, 2015


Super Bowl Picnic!

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Our much-beloved New England Patriots are contending for the Super Bowl this Sunday! And the big questions are…who will you watch the game with? What will the best commercial be?  And, let’s face it—what goodies are we going to eat? Back in the days before   …Continue Reading Super Bowl Picnic!


Weekly Flu Report, January 23, 2015

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The latest weekly flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness during the past seven days. Flu season is certainly here in New England – but there are some simple, common-sense steps that you can take to keep from getting or spreading the   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 23, 2015