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.
October 24th is Food Day! posted on Oct 21
This year is the 3rd annual National Food Day which is celebrated every year on October 24th. Food Day is sponsored by the Center for Science and the Public Interest and promotes healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Last year, there were over 4,700 events across …Continue Reading October 24th is Food Day!
Million Hearts — Working to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke posted on Oct 20
Heart attack and stroke contribute to the 800,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease every year in the U.S. The burden to families and communities is devastating, and medical costs and lost productivity total nearly $1 billion per day. To address this crisis, the United States Department …Continue Reading Million Hearts — Working to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke
Poison Prevention! posted on Oct 14
Children are naturally curious. They are bound to explore and wander around the house as they play and learn. It is important to know that sometimes children can become exposed to dangers in the home without being aware of what they are doing. Each year, …Continue Reading Poison Prevention!