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Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases Posted on Aug 31

Back-to-school season is here. While you are gathering the necessary school supplies, like new clothes and back packs, make sure you schedule an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider for their annual wellness visit. As part of this visit your child may receive a recommended vaccine. Schools   …Continue Reading Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child Posted on Aug 24

As a parent, you want to do what is best for your child. You’re probably aware of the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep kids safe. But did you know that one of the best ways to protect your child   …Continue Reading Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Vaccines: Not Just for Kids! Posted on Aug 17

You might think that vaccines are only for children – but in truth they’re valuable for adults as well. Are you one of the millions of adults not aware of the vaccines you need? There are many reasons why adults should be vaccinated. Each year,   …Continue Reading Vaccines: Not Just for Kids!

Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health Posted on Aug 13

Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health

It’s National Health Center Week , an opportunity to recognize the 9000+ Health Center sites across the country—including 285 right here in Massachusetts – and the lifesaving work they do in promoting the health of our residents, including the most vulnerable. This year during National Health Center   …Continue Reading Celebrating the Role of Community Health Centers in Protecting Farmworker Health

Celebrando el rol de los centros de salud comunitarios en la protección de la salud de los agricultores Posted on Aug 13

Celebrando el rol de los centros de salud comunitarios en la protección de la salud de los agricultores

Es la Semana Nacional de los Centros de Salud, una oportunidad para ofrecer reconocimiento a los más de 9,000 centros de salud en el país, incluyendo los 285 centros que se encuentran justamente aquí en Massachusetts, y la labor de salvar vidas que realizan al   …Continue Reading Celebrando el rol de los centros de salud comunitarios en la protección de la salud de los agricultores

Highlights of the August 12th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Aug 12

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a vote on a Determination of Need (DoN) request, a series of informational briefings on proposed amendments to regulations, and a presentation to the Council from the Bureau of Infectious Disease. First, the Council took up   …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Your Pregnancy: Protecting Your Baby Starts Now Posted on Aug 10

From the moment you found out you were pregnant, you started protecting your baby. You might have changed the way you eat, started taking a prenatal vitamin, and researching the kind of car seat you’ll buy. But did you know that one of the best   …Continue Reading Your Pregnancy: Protecting Your Baby Starts Now

Got a Preteen or Teen? Protect Their Future with Vaccines Posted on Aug 3

Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines. To celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of all ages – and   …Continue Reading Got a Preteen or Teen? Protect Their Future with Vaccines

The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable! Posted on Jul 20

The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable!

Summertime… It’s time for fun in the sun, especially after such a brutal winter! But in addition to fun, summer often brings intense heat waves. According to the CDC, on average, extreme heat causes more U.S. deaths than other natural disasters.  Heat safety is clearly   …Continue Reading The Heat is On – But Heat Illness is Preventable!

Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That? Posted on Jun 23

Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That?

Summer is finally here – which means teens are out of school and looking for summer jobs.  In the spirit of promoting healthy, safe jobs for our future workforce, here’s the question of the season: Can teens drive for work? Many employers, educators, parents, and   …Continue Reading Summer Jobs for Teens: Can I Drive That?