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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

Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure Posted on Mar 16

Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure

  In partnership with the CDC, DPH is looking at the impact of certain environmental chemicals – such as lead and mercury – on Massachusetts residents. This technique, known as biomonitoring, measures environmental chemicals in the human body. Through a state-wide study, DPH is trying   …Continue Reading Making Strides to Better Understanding Environmental Exposure

DPH Immunization Program Director Wins National Award Posted on Mar 15

DPH Immunization Program Director Wins National Award

The Department of Public Health is delighted to announce that the Director of the state’s  Immunization Program, Pejman Talebian, has won the 2017 Natalie J. Smith, M.D. Award for excellence in program management from the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), a national organization which represents   …Continue Reading DPH Immunization Program Director Wins National Award

Weekly Flu Report, March 10, 2017 Posted on Mar 10

Rates of flu-like illness have decreased over the past seven days, as illustrated by this week’s flu report. Nevertheless, it’s still not too late to get your flu shot if you haven’t already. Call your health care provider or visit a pharmacy near you today!

Highlights of the March 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Mar 8

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included an informational briefing on the proposed rescission of an existing regulation, and a series of votes on final amendments to regulations and one regulation to be rescinded. First, the Council was provided an informational briefing on the   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, March 3, 2017 Posted on Mar 3

This week’s flu report indicates rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days. Although spring is approaching, here in New England flu season can peak as late as mid-March, so there’s still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Call   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 3, 2017