Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
This week's flu report (Word, PDF) indicates that rates of flu-like illness continue at relatively the same rate as the previous week. This is all in keeping with the way that flu season tends to ramp up each year. As November leads into December, we'll start to see these numbers rise — so please consider getting a flu shot now if you haven't already done so. Flu vaccine is safe, plentiful, and absolutely the best way to stay healthy this flu season. Get vaccinated by contacting your health care provider, or by searcing for a local flu clinic at www.mylocalclinic.com.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race! posted on Mar 20
How to achieve your healthy lifestyle goals this National Nutrition Month! By Campbell Reiff It’s March, and you know what that means – spring is here! March is not only the month for the change in seasons, but is also National Nutrition Month! This month, the …Continue Reading Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
Weekly Flu Report, March 17, 2017 posted on Mar 17
Rates of flu-like illness rebounded slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Regardless of the swings from week to week, it’s important to note that we can expect to see flu continuing to circulate in our communities well into springtime. …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 17, 2017
Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure posted on Mar 16
In partnership with the CDC, DPH is looking at the impact of certain environmental chemicals – such as lead and mercury – on Massachusetts residents. This technique, known as biomonitoring, measures environmental chemicals in the human body. Through a state-wide study, DPH is trying …Continue Reading Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure