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.
Weekly Flu Report, December 2, 2016 posted on Dec 2
The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness rose slightly in the past seven days in Massachusetts. Still, it’s safe to say that flu season has yet to really kick in – which means there is still time to protect yourself and your family …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 2, 2016
Keeping the Balance During the Holiday Season! posted on Nov 29
By Tracey Munson and Meaghan Sutherland The holiday season is on our doorstep, accompanied by an endless supply of gravy, fudge, gingerbread, and figgy pudding (okay, maybe not that last one). While enjoying some of these foods is something we look forward to every year, …Continue Reading Keeping the Balance During the Holiday Season!
Protecting the Health of Home Care Aides posted on Nov 28
Do you or someone you love use the services of a home care aide? Nearly 50,000 people—mostly women—work in this growing occupation in Massachusetts. You may be surprised to learn that recent data show that home care aides are twice as likely to have asthma …Continue Reading Protecting the Health of Home Care Aides