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Weekly Flu Report, January 23, 2015 Posted on Jan 23

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

Weekly Flu Report, January 16, 2015 Posted on Jan 16

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decline in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. But flu is unpredictable, and we know from past years that flu season won’t likely peak in Massachusetts until February or March – so there’s still   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 16, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, January 9, 2015 Posted on Jan 9

The latest weekly flu report  shows a slight decrease in the rate of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth during the past week. But flu season is far from over, and there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 9, 2015

Highlights of the November 12th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Nov 12

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured an informational presentation for Council members on current Department activities, a briefing on pending proposed amendments to existing regulations, and final votes on revisions to two existing regulation as well as the creation of a new   …Continue Reading Highlights of the November 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the October 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Oct 9

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

Back to School Mental Wellness: Tips for Parents/Caregivers of Teens Posted on Sep 3

Back to School Mental Wellness: Tips for Parents/Caregivers of Teens

School is back in session, which can be a stressful time for teens and parents alike. The transition from a more relaxed summer schedule to a new school year, filled with new faces, homework and more scheduled activities, can bring about a mix of anxiety,   …Continue Reading Back to School Mental Wellness: Tips for Parents/Caregivers of Teens

Massachusetts: A National Leader in Food Allergy Awareness Posted on May 15

This week is National Food Allergy Awareness Week, an opportunity to spread the word about the potential health impacts of food allergens. In Massachusetts, we’re proud of our status as a leader in educating both restaurant workers and consumers about food allergies. Here’s why. In   …Continue Reading Massachusetts: A National Leader in Food Allergy Awareness

Weekly Flu Report, March 28, 2014 Posted on Mar 28

This week’s flu report shows a slight increase in overall  flu activity as we head into Spring. If you have not yet been vaccinated, it’s not too late. Contact your health care provider or local pharmacy and get your flu shot today.