Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
As you can see in this week's flu report (Word|PDF), the rates of flu-like illness are up slightly from last week. However, it is not uncommon to see these sorts of small fluctuations throughout the season. Nevertheless, it is still not too late to get vaccinated. Call your health care provider or visit a local pharmacy – there is still plenty of vaccine available. In the meantime, be sure to cover your coughs with your elbow, wash your hands often with soap and water and stay home from school or work if you are feeling sick.
Promoting the Role of Health in Transportation Planning posted on Aug 21
In June 2009, Governor Deval Patrick signed the Transportation Reform Law, landmark legislation that established the Healthy Transportation Compact. The primary goal of the law was to consolidate all transportation agencies in the Commonwealth and reduce duplicative policies, enhance planning initiatives, improve public health outcomes …Continue Reading Promoting the Role of Health in Transportation Planning
Native Corn posted on Aug 20
Summer in New England When I think of summer — my favorite season, by the way — memories of summers past often come to mind. And my favorite warm-weather memories involve beach time with family, followed by a cookout. For me, there isn’t a better …Continue Reading Native Corn
Children + Farmers’ Markets = Fun posted on Aug 19
Looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? Take them to a farmers’ market! With more and more markets featuring demonstrations, music and other entertainment, it’s a great family outing. As an added bonus, bringing your children to a farmers’ market may …Continue Reading Children + Farmers’ Markets = Fun