This week's flu report shows continuing increases in flu-like illness in the state, which is to be expected as flu season starts to gear up.
This week's report also coincides with National Influenza Vaccination week, which is December 5-11. It's an annual reminder that getting a flu shot is the single best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. We don’t usually see the peak of flu season until February or even March – so there’s still time to get your flu shot. And this year, there’s more vaccine available than ever before. You can search for a clinic in your area on this easy-to-use flu vaccine locator, or contact your health care provider.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race! posted on Mar 20
How to achieve your healthy lifestyle goals this National Nutrition Month! By Campbell Reiff It’s March, and you know what that means – spring is here! March is not only the month for the change in seasons, but is also National Nutrition Month! This month, the …Continue Reading Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
Weekly Flu Report, March 17, 2017 posted on Mar 17
Rates of flu-like illness rebounded slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Regardless of the swings from week to week, it’s important to note that we can expect to see flu continuing to circulate in our communities well into springtime. …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 17, 2017
Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure posted on Mar 16
In partnership with the CDC, DPH is looking at the impact of certain environmental chemicals – such as lead and mercury – on Massachusetts residents. This technique, known as biomonitoring, measures environmental chemicals in the human body. Through a state-wide study, DPH is trying …Continue Reading Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure