Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Flu-like activity is still sporadic across the state, as illustrated by this week's flu report (Word, PDF). As we head into the holiday season, now is a better time than ever to get your flu shot. There is still plenty of vaccine available, so call your health care provider to schedule an appointment or search for a public flu clinic online at http://www.mylocalclinic.com.
Tips for Handling Transitions posted on Jul 1
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean Summer is a time of transitions. The weather warms and the earth turns lush and in full bloom. Summer also brings life transitions …Continue Reading Tips for Handling Transitions
Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That? posted on Jun 23
Summer is finally here – which means teens are out of school and looking for summer jobs. In the spirit of promoting healthy, safe jobs for our future workforce, here’s the question of the season: Can teens drive for work? Many employers, educators, parents, and …Continue Reading Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That?
Remember these Sun Safety Tips! posted on Jun 22
After a year of waiting, summer is finally here! That means cookouts, picnics, beach days, and barbecues! Although time in the sun lets our bodies absorb vitamin D, necessary for strong, healthy bones, too much unprotected sun exposure can be very harmful and may lead …Continue Reading Remember these Sun Safety Tips!