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.
Weekly Flu Report, April 18, 2014 posted on Apr 18
This week’s flu report shows a late-season increase in the rate of flu-like illness in the state – an indication of the unpredictability of flu and a reminder of the importance of taking simple measures to stop the spread of illness in our homes and communities. …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 18, 2014
DPH Kicks Off Town Hall Meetings to Address Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Abuse posted on Apr 15
Last week, the Department hosted the first in a series of statewide Town Hall Meetings that will examine what can be done to prevent underage drinking and prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth. Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) Director Hilary Jacobs was joined at the …Continue Reading DPH Kicks Off Town Hall Meetings to Address Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Abuse
A Healthier Commute – for a Healthier Community posted on Apr 14
When it comes to our daily commute, we could all use a little inspiration. That’s why I want to take this opportunity to encourage employers in eastern Massachusetts to participate in the 2014 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge — an annual competition that encourages workers to use …Continue Reading A Healthier Commute – for a Healthier Community