Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
The latest weekly flu report (Word, PDF) shows that rates of flu-like illness continue to drop in Massachusetts, which is welcome news indeed. But flu does continue to spread in our region and it's not too late to protect yourself by getting vaccinated. Flu vaccine continues to be available in our communities – call ahead to your health care provider or local pharmacy to check.
Weekly Flu Report, October 28, 2016 posted on Oct 28
The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness continue to be minimal across Massachusetts – but that will change at some point. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, there is plenty of flu vaccine available and you can find yours by …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 28, 2016
Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives — Know Your Options posted on Oct 26
When colon cancer is caught early, it can be cured 90% of the time, yet a quarter of Massachusetts residents have never been screened or are not up-to-date with screening. The only way to catch colon cancer early is to get screened, and you have …Continue Reading Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives — Know Your Options
Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week posted on Oct 26
This week the DPH Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Substantial gains have been made in preventing exposure to lead through 45 years of public health interventions. Despite …Continue Reading Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week