Labor Day's behind us, schools are back in session, and flu season is just around the corner. With that in mind, tune in tonight at 7pm for "Flu Facts: What You Need to Know", a special live half-hour program on WCVB-TV, Channel 5. The program is a way for you to get the latest information on what to expect this flu season from public health and medical experts — including our own Dr. Lauren Smith, MD.
You may have seen Dr. Smith in the first of a series of DPH public service announcements which will be debuting over the course of the next couple of months. Stay tuned for additional DPH Flu Facts info on a TV, radio, newspaper, subway or bus near you!
In the meantime, please join us tonight for "Flu Facts: What You Need to Know" at 7pm on WCVB Channel 5. And of course check back for the latest information as flu season gets underway, right here on this blog and at www.mass.gov/flu.
Sharing the Massachusetts Approach to Fighting a National Epidemic posted on May 21
Today I had the distinct pleasure of appearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at a hearing entitled “What are the State Governments Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?”. It was an honor …Continue Reading Sharing the Massachusetts Approach to Fighting a National Epidemic
Weekly Flu Report, May 15, 2015 posted on May 15
Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The full report can be viewed here.
Highlights of the May 13th Public Health Council Meeting posted on May 13
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates and presentations from various DPH programs. First, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management Director Mary Clark provided an overview of DPH’s activities to support the health and medical aspects of the …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 13th Public Health Council Meeting