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Weekly Flu Report, February 3, 2017 Posted on Feb 3

This week’s flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past 7 days. Flu season doesn’t peak here in New England until mid-February or even March, so if you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s absolutely not too late. There is still   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 3, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, January 27, 2017 Posted on Jan 27

Rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu season in this part of the country doesn’t tend to peak until February or even March, so there is still plenty of reason to get a flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 27, 2017

When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind Posted on Jan 24

When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind

When a friend or loved one is suicidal, self-care often becomes an afterthought. In that moment of crisis, priorities change, focus shifts, and everything becomes about doing anything and everything possible to get that person the help they need. This shifting of focus and priorities   …Continue Reading When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind

Weekly Flu Report, January 20, 2017 Posted on Jan 20

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days. We’ve seen these rates head up and down over the past few weeks, which is an indication of how unpredictable flu can be. Here in New England, most flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 20, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, January 13, 2017 Posted on Jan 13

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past 7 days. But flu can be unpredictable, and we’re not likely to see the peak of flu season until February or even March. So if you haven’t gotten a   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 13, 2017

Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jan 11

The first monthly PHC meeting of 2017 featured one Determination of Need (DoN) request, votes on two final amendments to regulations, and an informational briefing on proposed guidelines associated with the Determination of Need program. First, the Council took up a DoN application from Baystate Medical   …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting

It’s Gloves Off When Operating Certain Machinery Posted on Jan 6

It’s Gloves Off When Operating Certain Machinery

For most people, wearing gloves is second nature as a way to protect your hands. But there’s an exception to every rule – and if you work with machinery that has rotating or moving parts that you could touch, wearing gloves while using this machinery   …Continue Reading It’s Gloves Off When Operating Certain Machinery

Weekly Flu Report, January 6, 2017 Posted on Jan 6

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight increase in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts in the past 7 days. Flu season in Massachusetts doesn’t tend to peak until February or even March, so there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 6, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, December 30, 2016 Posted on Dec 30

The last weekly flu report of 2016 shows that rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days. This is typical for how flu season tends to happen in New England, where we usually see peak flu rates in February or even March. That   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 30, 2016

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention! Posted on Dec 30

Imagine if you could protect your child against cancer. Turns out, you can – with the HPV vaccine.  To highlight this, the American Cancer Society recently released a video series of HPV-related cancer survivors sharing their stories. These individuals serve as a powerful reminder of   …Continue Reading HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention!