I don’t love working out. Physical activity is not something I crave, it’s something I have to make myself do. It’s always been a struggle for me to keep active, but throughout my life I’ve found things that worked for me: high school sports, going …Continue Reading Why Stroller Rides Aren’t for Me
Summer in New England is a brief but glorious time when many families experience a change in pace as schools let out and activities slow. Weeks that were once packed with classes, homework and practice are suddenly open for new activities. Whether these include summer …Continue Reading Kids with Asthma Can Be Active in Summer!
By Mark Paskowsky Lately, I’ve been riding Hubway — Boston’s public bike sharing — to work nearly every day. It is very convenient — if you live within its geographic coverage, of course. No need to maintain your bike. No worries about your bike being …Continue Reading It’s a Good Day for Hubway!
Any diagnosis of cancer is devastating, but with most cancers, the earlier you catch it, the better your chances are of beating it. That’s why taking advantage of cancer screening tests is so important; in some cases getting screened can even help you stop cancer …Continue Reading One Simple Conversation That Can Save a Life
As Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, I have the privilege of seeing first hand the vital work our Department performs on a daily basis – and it is an impressive range of activities. To name just a few of them, dedicated staff at …Continue Reading Commissioner’s Corner: Sharing News on Public Health Initiatives in Massachusetts
Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health Picture this. You’re on the go, you’re really short on cash, and you’re hungry. The closest, quickest, and cheapest option is your local convenience store. You …Continue Reading A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality
Today's post comes from a guest blogger in Franklin, Ma. Kelly Sabini is a member of the Franklin Community Garden, one of many initiatives of Mass in Motion: Healthy Futures Franklin. Franklin's very first community garden, the King Street Memorial Community Garden, is located at …Continue Reading Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story
Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Have you ever experienced that “helper’s high” after helping someone out or doing a good deed? You know, that feeling similar to a great workout or a long hug? I sure …Continue Reading Volunteering: Good for the Community and the Soul
Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Beatles were right: we do indeed get by with a little help from our friends. Strong personal relationships and feeling connected to community aren’t just nice ideas – they have …Continue Reading Got Networks? The Power of Relationships