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It’s a Good Day for Hubway! Posted on Jul 22

It’s a Good Day for Hubway!

 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!

One Simple Conversation That Can Save a Life Posted on Jul 16

One Simple Conversation That Can Save a Life

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

Commissioner’s Corner: Sharing News on Public Health Initiatives in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 2

Commissioner’s Corner: Sharing News on Public Health Initiatives in Massachusetts

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

A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality Posted on Dec 11

A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality

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

Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story Posted on Nov 15

Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story

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

Volunteering: Good for the Community and the Soul Posted on Nov 8

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. 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

Got Networks? The Power of Relationships Posted on Feb 1

Got Networks? The Power of Relationships

 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