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.
Weekly Flu Report, October 31, 2014 posted on Oct 31
Welcome to the “Flu Facts” section of the Department of Public Health blog. Every week from now until the end of flu season, you’ll see the latest weekly data on the impact of influenza in Massachusetts. The weekly report is designed to provide a snapshot …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 31, 2014
Just 5 Minutes in the Morning for a Smoother Day posted on Oct 27
Perhaps your morning routine goes something like this: Jolt awake with a beeping alarm, brush your teeth, take a shower, eat breakfast, feed the cat, and rush out the door to make your train and get to work on time. This is quite a stressful …Continue Reading Just 5 Minutes in the Morning for a Smoother Day
Sweet and Healthy Halloween Ideas! posted on Oct 27
Halloween is just around the corner. Are you ready?? As a parent, it’s hard not to think of candy this time of year, and your kids are probably eager to go trick or treating, or to welcome boys and ghouls (sorry) to your house. But …Continue Reading Sweet and Healthy Halloween Ideas!