This week's flu report indicates that levels of flu-like illness in Massachusetts continue to be relatively low. It's the lull before the storm, though — we can expect these rates to rise as we head into the thick of flu season. The good news is that there is still plenty of time to protect yourself and your family from the flu, by getting vaccinated. And there's more flu vaccine available this year than ever before. Make an appointment with your health care provider, or search for local flu clinic locations at this online database.
A Youth-Led Movement to Make Smoking History posted on Mar 24
Last week I was thrilled to join so many dedicated young people from all across the Commonwealth at my first Kick Butts Day at the State House. Kick Butts Day is an event that focuses on raising awareness on the dangers of tobacco–and how young …Continue Reading A Youth-Led Movement to Make Smoking History
Weekly Flu Report, March 20, 2015 posted on Mar 20
The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly in the past seven days, following several weeks of declining numbers. This is in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu, and is an indication that flu continues to spread in our …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 20, 2015
National Nutrition Month posted on Mar 17
March is National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors this campaign each year, encouraging people to make informed food choices and get daily physical activity. This year, the theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.” Small, bite sized changes are all it …Continue Reading National Nutrition Month