Flu activity continues to be very low across the Commonwealth, which is about right for this time of year. But we'll definitely see these figures going up as flu season gets into gear later in November and December, so now's the time to get a flu vaccine. One flu shot does it all this year — no need for a separate H1N1 shot like last year. And we continue to see ever-increasing amounts of flu vaccine in the state. So make plans to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy this flu season. Contact your health care provider or look for locations in your area that are offering flu shots by visiting this online flu vaccine locator.
Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults posted on Sep 22
Falls among older adults (age 65+) are a major public health challenge. In Massachusetts, there are nearly 50,000 emergency room visits each year for fall-related injuries. These injuries, which can include broken bones and traumatic brain injuries, are also very expensive to treat. In 2014, …Continue Reading Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults
Got Temp Workers? Make Sure They’re Trained posted on Sep 20
When you say ‘temp worker’, many people picture a receptionist filling in while a company’s employee is on vacation or out sick. Back in the day that was what the temp industry looked like. (I remember working as a temp in an office during summer …Continue Reading Got Temp Workers? Make Sure They’re Trained
Highlights of the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Sep 14
The September 14th meeting of the Public Health Council included a vote on one Determination of Need request, followed by a series of information presentations on the current status of various proposed regulatory amendments. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need application from Nantucket …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting