Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
This week's flu report (Word, PDF) shows that we are continuing to see low rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. Nevertheless, getting vaccinated is the single best way to keep yourself and your family healthy this flu season and there is still plenty of time to get your flu shot. There is plenty of vaccine still available, so call your health care provider to set up an appointment or find a local flu vaccination clinic at www.mylocalclinic.com.
Healthy Treats, or Tricks? posted on Oct 25
By Meng Zhang It’s that time of year again. Ghosts, goblins and (often) gooey treats! Do your kids have a sweet tooth? While it’s okay for them to enjoy some of their favorite treats once in a while, it’s always nice to try something different…and …Continue Reading Healthy Treats, or Tricks?
Weekly Flu Report, October 21, 2016 posted on Oct 21
Hello and welcome back to another flu season’s worth of Weekly Flu Reports. Each Friday from now through May you can check back here to see the latest information on the impact of flu in communities across Massachusetts. To kick things off, the first Weekly Flu …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 21, 2016
Highlights of the October 20th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Oct 20
The October monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included a pair of Determination of Need requests, two votes on final amendments to regulations, and three informational briefings for Council members on the status of proposed regulatory amendments which have yet to come for a …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 20th Public Health Council Meeting