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, January 13, 2017 posted on Jan 13
The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past 7 days. But flu can be unpredictable, and we’re not likely to see the peak of flu season until February or even March. So if you haven’t gotten a …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 13, 2017
Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jan 11
The first monthly PHC meeting of 2017 featured one Determination of Need (DoN) request, votes on two final amendments to regulations, and an informational briefing on proposed guidelines associated with the Determination of Need program. First, the Council took up a DoN application from Baystate Medical …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting
Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions! posted on Jan 9
It’s January. And I can tell…not from the wintry weather or the after-Christmas sales…but from the number of prospective members I see getting tours of the gym while I’m trying to fit in my (less frequent than I’d like) workout. January 1st marks the start …Continue Reading Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions!