Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
As we've seen in previous weeks, the latest snapshot of flu activity in Massachusetts (Word, PDF) shows declining rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. We're not completely out of the woods yet — in fact, we can expect flu to continue circulating in our community well into spring. If you would like to get vaccinated but haven't had the chance, call ahead to your health care provider or local pharmacy to see where you can get your flu shot close to home.
Ready for School? Check Those Vaccine Records! posted on Aug 29
It’s Back To School season so make sure your child is up to date on all recommended vaccines. Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly …Continue Reading Ready for School? Check Those Vaccine Records!
Getting on the Kale Kick! posted on Aug 24
Some food trends come and go (sun dried tomatoes, anyone?), but hopefully kale is here to stay! The popularity of this leafy green has exploded over the last several years, and with good reason. Low in calories and rich in vitamins C, A and K, …Continue Reading Getting on the Kale Kick!
Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting posted on Aug 23
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of Determination of Need (DoN) requests, informational updates on the status of various pending amendments to regulations, final votes on other amendments to regulations, and a pair of informational presentations on pressing public health …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting