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Weekly Flu Report, December 11, 2015 Posted on Dec 11

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. This is in keeping with what we normally see at this time of the year – but we can expect that to change as flu season gears up. There   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 11, 2015

3 Simple Steps to Fight the Flu Posted on Dec 7

3 Simple Steps to Fight the Flu

The flu is a serious disease that affects the body’s breathing system, including the nose, throat, and lungs. The most common symptoms include fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Follow these three   …Continue Reading 3 Simple Steps to Fight the Flu

Weekly Flu Report, December 4, 2015 Posted on Dec 4

Rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth have remained low over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. This is in keeping with typical flu trends as we head into December. But in fact we can be confident that flu will   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 4, 2015

Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting Posted on Nov 23

Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting

“Since passage of the Massachusetts Act to Relative to Needlestick Injury Prevention, measurable progress has been made, but significant work remains in our efforts to eradicate preventable sharps injuries. Unfortunately, healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of the burden of these potentially life-changing exposures.    …Continue Reading Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting

Weekly Flu Report, November 20, 2015 Posted on Nov 20

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. In the meantime, the holiday season is fast approaching – and what better way  to stay healthy all the way through than by getting your flu shot? There’s plenty   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 20, 2015

Highlights of the November 18th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Nov 18

The November monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates and presentations, and a final vote on one set of proposed amendments to public health regulations. First, the Council received an informational briefing from the Radiation Control Program on a   …Continue Reading Highlights of the November 18th Public Health Council Meeting

Do You Have Prediabetes? Find Out Now! Posted on Nov 17

Prediabetes? Is this a real thing? Yes! Prediabetes means that your blood sugar levels are higher than normal and that you are in danger of developing type 2 diabetes within a few years.  Your health may already be affected. In Massachusetts, 35% of adults have   …Continue Reading Do You Have Prediabetes? Find Out Now!

Weekly Flu Report, November 13, 2015 Posted on Nov 13

Rates of flu-like illness remain low in Massachusetts according the latest weekly flu report. But that will change, and there’s no better time to get prepared than by making plans today to get your flu shot. Call your health care provider or local board of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 13, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, November 6, 2015 Posted on Nov 6

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. If you have yet to get a flu shot for yourself or a loved one, now’s the time to act – call your health care provider or local board of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 6, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, October 30, 2015 Posted on Oct 30

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu activity in the state remain low, which is in keeping with this time of the year. But flu season will be here before you know it, so why not take the time now to get vaccinated   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 30, 2015