“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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Hi everyone and welcome back to another season’s worth of Weekly Flu Reports. Each Friday from now through May you can check back here to see the latest information on the impact of flu in communities across Massachusetts. To kick things off, the first Weekly …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 23, 2015
The Public Health Council took up a wide range of issues at the October monthly meeting, from a pair of Determination of Need (DoN) requests, to a series of proposed recissions of existing regulations, and two votes on final amendments to regulations. First, the Council …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 21st Public Health Council Meeting
The rise in health care costs and chronic diseases has prompted more worksites in Massachusetts to take action to improve the health and well-being of their employees. Employers are realizing that creating a culture of health in the workplace is good for business and can …Continue Reading Massachusetts is Rewarding Small Businesses for Healthy Workplaces!