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National Minority Health Month: A Focus on Oral Health Posted on Apr 25

National Minority Health Month: A Focus on Oral Health

April is National Minority Health Month – a time for us to highlight the Department’s work promoting the well-being of racial, ethnic and linguistic minority populations throughout the Commonwealth. Spearheaded by our Office of Health Equity (OHE), all DPH programs strive to respond effectively to   …Continue Reading National Minority Health Month: A Focus on Oral Health

Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time! Posted on Apr 24

Don’t Fall Behind - Vaccinate On Time!

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 22-29, 2017. One of the   …Continue Reading Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time!

Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017 Posted on Apr 21

The latest weekly flu report shows a drop in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past seven days. Even so, we can expect flu to continue to circulate in our communities well into spring – so it’s not too late to get a flu shot   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2017 Posted on Apr 14

The latest weekly flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth – an indication that flu is unpredictable and that flu season isn’t quite over yet. The good news is that there is still plenty of flu vaccine available if you   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2017

Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips Posted on Apr 13

Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips

Inertia. That feeling of not wanting to do anything, or being so overwhelmed with grief, anxiety, frustration, that it’s hard to do anything. This sluggish feeling can come from mental, physical, or emotional exhaustion, or a general sense of being overwhelmed. The weight of the   …Continue Reading Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips

Highlights of the April 12th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Apr 12

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included two informational briefings from Department staff and a final vote on proposed amendments to regulations. First, the Council took up for consideration a final vote on proposed regulation 105 CMR 432.000:  Minimum Requirements for Personal Flotation   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, April 7, 2017 Posted on Apr 7

According to this week’s flu report, rates of flu-like illness declined slightly over the past seven days. Even so, flu can stick around well into spring – so there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Call your health care provider or visit   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 7, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, March 31, 2017 Posted on Mar 31

Rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Regardless of the weekly trends, we know that we can expect to see flu continue to circulate in our communities well into spring – so there is still plenty   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 31, 2017

Do You Work Around Chemicals? Learn How to Protect Yourself Posted on Mar 30

Imagine going to work one day and coming home with an illness that will be with you for the rest of your life.  Sound far-fetched?  We’ve seen this happen to workers across Massachusetts.  It can happen when you are exposed to chemicals at work that   …Continue Reading Do You Work Around Chemicals? Learn How to Protect Yourself

Weekly Flu Report, March 17, 2017 Posted on Mar 17

Rates of flu-like illness rebounded slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Regardless of the swings from week to week, it’s important to note that we can expect to see flu continuing to circulate in our communities well into springtime.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 17, 2017