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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rescission of an existing regulation, and a series of votes on final amendments to regulations and one regulation to be rescinded.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

Weekly Flu Report, February 17, 2017 Posted on Feb 17

Rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, it’s not too late – there’s still plenty of flu vaccine available. Call your health care provider or local board   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 17, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, February 10, 2017 Posted on Feb 10

Rates of flu-like illness continued to increase over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The good news is that there is still time to protect yourself this flu season by getting a flu shot. There is plenty of vaccine available –   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 10, 2017

Highlights of the February 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Feb 8

The February monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of Determination of Need requests, a vote on final regulations, a procedural clarification related to another final regulation which was approved by the Council in January, and an informational briefing for Council members   …Continue Reading Highlights of the February 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, February 3, 2017 Posted on Feb 3

This week’s flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past 7 days. Flu season doesn’t peak here in New England until mid-February or even March, so if you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s absolutely not too late. There is still   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 3, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, January 27, 2017 Posted on Jan 27

Rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu season in this part of the country doesn’t tend to peak until February or even March, so there is still plenty of reason to get a flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 27, 2017

When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind Posted on Jan 24

When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind

When a friend or loved one is suicidal, self-care often becomes an afterthought. In that moment of crisis, priorities change, focus shifts, and everything becomes about doing anything and everything possible to get that person the help they need. This shifting of focus and priorities   …Continue Reading When Offering Support, Keep Self-Care in Mind

Weekly Flu Report, January 20, 2017 Posted on Jan 20

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days. We’ve seen these rates head up and down over the past few weeks, which is an indication of how unpredictable flu can be. Here in New England, most flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 20, 2017