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Weekly Flu Report, January 3, 2014 Posted on Jan 3

The first weekly flu report of the new year shows that rates of flu-like illness continued their upward climb in the past seven days. This is consistent with how flu season tends to play out in this part of the country. If history is any guide,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 3, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, December 27, 2013 Posted on Dec 27

This week’s flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness continue to spike upwards in Massachusetts as we head into winter. There is still time to protect yourself and your family from getting or spreading the flu — get a flu shot! Plenty of flu vaccine   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 27, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, December 20, 2013 Posted on Dec 20

You’ll note a slight uptick in the rate of flu-like illness in the latest weekly flu report, indicating that flu season is gearing up as it usually does at this time of year. The good news is that there is still plenty of time to protect   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 20, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, December 13, 2013 Posted on Dec 13

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in the amount of flu-like illness in the state, when compared to last week. These types of slight weekly variations in flu rates shouldn’t distract from the overall fact that we can expect flu rates to climb   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 13, 2013

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*) Posted on Dec 13

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*)

Pear apple crisp recipe – a healthy dessert.

Highlights of the December 11th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Dec 11

Highlights of the December 11th Public Health Council Meeting

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a final vote on proposed amendments to regulations related to the scope of practice for Limited Services Clinics, and an informational presentation on health informatics from a senior-level DPH analyst. First, Associate Commissioner Madeleine Biondolillo provided   …Continue Reading Highlights of the December 11th Public Health Council Meeting

Pruebas de detección para recién nacidos: Una historia de éxito en Massachusetts durante 50 años Posted on Dec 10

Pruebas de detección para recién nacidos: Una historia de éxito en Massachusetts durante 50 años

En 1963, Massachusetts se convirtió en el primer estado de la nación en ordenar la prueba de detección para recién nacidos en todo el estado para promover la importancia de la  detección temprana y el tratamiento de enfermedades poco comunes que pueden amenazar la salud   …Continue Reading Pruebas de detección para recién nacidos: Una historia de éxito en Massachusetts durante 50 años

Newborn Screening: A Massachusetts Success Story for 50 Years Posted on Dec 10

Newborn Screening: A Massachusetts Success Story for 50 Years

In 1963, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to mandate statewide newborn screening to promote early detection and treatment of rare disorders that can threaten the health and development of newborns. At a State House ceremony yesterday, I was delighted to join Executive   …Continue Reading Newborn Screening: A Massachusetts Success Story for 50 Years

Weekly Flu Report, December 6, 2013 Posted on Dec 6

This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness have increased since last week, which is in keeping with how flu season typically tends to develop in this part of the country. We likely won’t see the season peak until we’re into February or even March,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 6, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, November 29th, 2013 Posted on Nov 29

This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts are remained stable to how they appeared last week. Using past years as our guide, however, we know that flu season in Massachusetts tends to get going in a more meaningful way as we head   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 29th, 2013