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Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2017 Posted on Apr 14

The latest weekly flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth – an indication that flu is unpredictable and that flu season isn’t quite over yet. The good news is that there is still plenty of flu vaccine available if you   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2017

Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips Posted on Apr 13

Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips

Inertia. That feeling of not wanting to do anything, or being so overwhelmed with grief, anxiety, frustration, that it’s hard to do anything. This sluggish feeling can come from mental, physical, or emotional exhaustion, or a general sense of being overwhelmed. The weight of the   …Continue Reading Feeling Stuck? Break Free With These Tips

National Public Health Week: Infant Mortality Posted on Apr 3

National Public Health Week: Infant Mortality

By almost every measure, Massachusetts is one of the healthiest states in the nation. In fact, the United Health Foundation’s Health Rankings Report recently ranked Massachusetts the second healthiest state, behind only Hawaii. Among the findings, we ranked #1 in Senior Health and #1 in Women   …Continue Reading National Public Health Week: Infant Mortality

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

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

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

Weekly Flu Report, February 24, 2017 Posted on Feb 24

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness declined slightly over the past seven days. It’s too soon to tell if we’ve seen the peak of flu activity this season, and in any case. we can expect to see flu continuing to circulate in   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 24, 2017