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Weekly Flu Report, May 24, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, May 24, 2013 posted on May 24

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health  As you can see in this week's flu report (Word| PDF), flu activity remains low across Massachusetts.  On a programming note, this will be the final flu report of the season.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, May 24, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, May 17, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, May 17, 2013 posted on May 17

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health  As you can see in this week's flu report, (Word|PDF) flu activity in Massaachusetts remains low by all indicators. And a heads up, the CDC flu reporting season ends this weekend, so   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, May 17, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, May 10, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, May 10, 2013 posted on May 10

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health  This week's flu report (Word|PDF) indicates that flu activity remains low across the state, as expected for this time of year. 

Substance Abuse Higher Among Teens Not in School

Substance Abuse Higher Among Teens Not in School posted on May 9

  Posted by Adrienne Deeble, an intern with the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services    All parents know how important it is to encourage their kids to stay in school. In addition to helping them receive an education, attending school can help them lead healthy   …Continue Reading Substance Abuse Higher Among Teens Not in School

Weekly Flu Report, May 3, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, May 3, 2013 posted on May 7

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health  The latest weekly flu report (Word| PDF) shows that, once again, flu activity has declined this week and is consistent with activity normally seen at this time of year. 

Don’t miss the Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference!

Don’t miss the Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference! posted on Apr 30

  Posted by Donna Lazorik, RN, MS. Donna is the Immunization Coordinator in the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Registration for the 18th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference is open! This event, to be held May 21, 2013, at   …Continue Reading Don’t miss the Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference!

Weekly Flu Report, April 26, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, April 26, 2013 posted on Apr 26

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This week's flu report (Word|PDF) indicates that rates of flu-like illness have slightly declined this week and are now more consistent with activity normally seen at this time of year. 

Tips for Keeping Track of Your Medication

Tips for Keeping Track of Your Medication posted on Apr 25

    Posted by Casey Cokkinias and Andrew Vidikan, student interns in the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services Have you ever left the doctor’s office only to realize you forgot to ask the important questions you had about your medication? Keeping track of various medications and their   …Continue Reading Tips for Keeping Track of Your Medication

Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2013 posted on Apr 23

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health As illustrated by this week's flu report (Word, PDF), there is still a slight amount of flu B in the state, but overall flu activity still remains much lower than what was seen   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, April 12, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, April 12, 2013 posted on Apr 23

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health As you can see in this week's flu report (Word, PDF), flu activity in Massachusetts is slightly elevated as a result of recent flu B activity but still remains consistent with activity levels   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 12, 2013