This week's flu report shows that we continue to see relatively low amounts of flu-like illness in the state. This is to be expected at this time of the season. However, we can expect that these numbers will begin to rise in the not-very-distant future — so there's no time like the present to get a flu shot to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy this flu season. There's more vaccine available this year than ever before, and you can find yours by calling your health care provider, or by searching this online flu clinic database for community-based flu clinics in your area.
The Importance of Hand Washing! posted on Nov 30
I spent the weekend preparing the house for Thanksgiving. In a drawer, I came across a bar of soap in the shape of a duck that I had received years ago. I had never used it because it wasn’t scented and it seemed too cute …Continue Reading The Importance of Hand Washing!
Weekly Flu Report, November 27, 2015 posted on Nov 27
Rates of flu-like illness remain at low levels in the Commonwealth, according to the latest weekly flu report. We can expect these numbers to rise in the weeks and months ahead, however, so now’s the time to get your flu shot if you haven’t done …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 27, 2015
Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting posted on Nov 23
“Since passage of the Massachusetts Act to Relative to Needlestick Injury Prevention, measurable progress has been made, but significant work remains in our efforts to eradicate preventable sharps injuries. Unfortunately, healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of the burden of these potentially life-changing exposures. …Continue Reading Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting