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Celebrating Our Rural Communities Posted on Nov 16

Celebrating Our Rural Communities

Nearly 60 million people live and work in rural America. In Massachusetts, about 650,000 people call one of our 160 rural towns home. Rural communities are great places to live, work, and play, but they also face unique healthcare challenges. That’s why each year the   …Continue Reading Celebrating Our Rural Communities

Deck the Halls – Safely Posted on Nov 13

Deck the Halls - Safely

Holiday decorations are a surefire way to boost a community’s holiday spirit. The bright colors and lights of the holiday decorations make the 4:00 p.m. sunset a little easier to handle.  When I’m decorating, my training kicks in and I think about safety as I   …Continue Reading Deck the Halls – Safely

Highlights of the November 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Nov 8

This month’s Public Health Council meeting included a Determination of Need (DoN) request and a vote on proposed amendments to regulations. First, the Council took up consideration of proposed amendments to regulations related to the medical use of marijuana. Following a presentation from DPH staff and   …Continue Reading Highlights of the November 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Protect Your Family and Yourself Against Flu Posted on Nov 6

Protect Your Family and Yourself Against Flu

As the busy holiday season approaches, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you haven’t already. It’s the best protection against the flu for you and your loved ones. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine   …Continue Reading Protect Your Family and Yourself Against Flu

Weekly Flu Report, November 3, 2017 Posted on Nov 3

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days. Flu season is only beginning so now is the time to get your flu shot. There is plenty of vaccine available – call your health care provider or local   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 3, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, October 27, 2017 Posted on Oct 27

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight uptick in rates of flu-like illness in the past seven days. While flu can be unpredictable, one thing we know for sure is that rates will continue to rise as we get deeper into flu season. That’s why it’s   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 27, 2017

3 pasos para mantener seguros a los guardias de cruce Posted on Oct 25

3 pasos para mantener seguros a los guardias de cruce

Muchos conductores han notado un cambio en su ruta diaria ya que los niños han vuelto a las clases. ¿Has notado una congestión significante de carros y peatones en el camino al trabajo ? Algunos de estos peatones son guardias de cruce, quienes ayudan a   …Continue Reading 3 pasos para mantener seguros a los guardias de cruce

Weekly Flu Report, October 20, 2017 Posted on Oct 23

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts remain low. That will change, however, so now’s the time to get your seasonal flu shot. There is plenty of vaccine available – check with your health care provider or local board of health,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 20, 2017

Learn More About Preventing Lead Poisoning Posted on Oct 23

This week the Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is joining the CDC in celebrating National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2017.  Substantial gains have been made in preventing exposure to lead through more than 45 years of public health interventions. Despite this, lead remains   …Continue Reading Learn More About Preventing Lead Poisoning

Weekly Flu Report, October 13, 2017 Posted on Oct 13

Welcome to the first weekly flu report of the 2017-2018 flu season. Each week between now and the end of May, we’ll post the latest data on the spread of flu in Massachusetts. This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 13, 2017