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Weekly Flu Report, November 25, 2016 Posted on Nov 25

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness continue to be low in Massachusetts. There is still time to get protected against the flu this season by getting a flu shot. You can find flu vaccination opportunities by calling your health care provider,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 25, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, November 18, 2016 Posted on Nov 18

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness continue to be low in Massachusetts. There is still time to get protected against the flu this season by getting a flu shot. You can find flu vaccination opportunities by calling your health care provider, your   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 18, 2016

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Spreading the Word Posted on Nov 15

Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Spreading the Word

The latest data show that women in Massachusetts are much less likely to obtain oral health care during pregnancy than before pregnancy. That’s a trend that the Department and our partners in the provider community are working to reverse. Earlier this year DPH released the   …Continue Reading Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Spreading the Word

Highlights of the November 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Nov 9

The Public Health Council heard a series of informational updates on the status of proposed amendments to regulations at this month’s meeting. Updates to proposed amendments included: 105 CMR 141.000 – Licensure of Hospice Programs 105 CMR 153.000 – Licensure Procedure and Suitability Requirements for Long-Term Care   …Continue Reading Highlights of the November 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, November 4, 2016 Posted on Nov 4

The latest weekly flu report indicates that we continue to see minimal rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. We can expect this to change at some point, so now’s the time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Call your health care provider,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 4, 2016

Rebalancing for High-Value, Accessible Health Care Posted on Nov 2

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently proposed a revision of DPH’s Determination of Need (DoN) regulations.  At the highest level, this proposed revision represents a paradigm shift to a streamlined and retooled process that puts public health at its core. In support of this goal,   …Continue Reading Rebalancing for High-Value, Accessible Health Care

Weekly Flu Report, October 28, 2016 Posted on Oct 28

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness continue to be minimal across Massachusetts – but that will change at some point. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, there is plenty of flu vaccine available and you can find yours by   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 28, 2016

Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives — Know Your Options Posted on Oct 26

Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives — Know Your Options

When colon cancer is caught early, it can be cured 90% of the time, yet a quarter of Massachusetts residents have never been screened or are not up-to-date with screening. The only way to catch colon cancer early is to get screened, and you have   …Continue Reading Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives — Know Your Options

Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Posted on Oct 26

Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This week the DPH Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.   Substantial gains have been made in preventing exposure to lead through 45 years of public health interventions.  Despite   …Continue Reading Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Weekly Flu Report, October 21, 2016 Posted on Oct 21

Hello and welcome back to another flu 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 Flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 21, 2016