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Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget Posted on May 24

Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget

  Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS, with help from Amy Rojas, MPH Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.     Making healthy choices on a budget sometimes does not always seem   …Continue Reading Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget

Asthma – Not just a kid’s problem Posted on May 16

Asthma – Not just a kid’s problem

Posted by Jean Zotter, JD Jean is the Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program Asthma affects people of all ages. Yet, while there is a lot of literature out there about asthma in children, there’s a huge lack of information available on asthma   …Continue Reading Asthma – Not just a kid’s problem

May is Stroke Awareness Month, so let’s talk about…blood pressure? Posted on May 8

May is Stroke Awareness Month, so let’s talk about…blood pressure?

Posted by Ted Clark Ted is the Communications Director for the Heart Disease and Stroke Program   Do you know your blood pressure (BP) numbers? Most people don’t, and I didn’t know mine till recently. So what’s the big deal? As long as you feel   …Continue Reading May is Stroke Awareness Month, so let’s talk about…blood pressure?

2012 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge Posted on Mar 29

2012 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health          Kicking off tomorrow and continuing through September 28, The Green Streets Initiative is redefining the phrase “healthy competition” in the workplace. The 2012 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge calls on Boston and Cambridge area organizations to abandon their   …Continue Reading 2012 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge

Farmers’ Markets…in February? Posted on Feb 7

Farmers’ Markets…in February?

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health       That’s right! For all you fair weather market-fans out there, there are farmers’ markets up and functioning in the cold weather, too! Local farmers work all year long to produce fresh fruits and vegetables, and more   …Continue Reading Farmers’ Markets…in February?

A Runner’s Thoughts Posted on Aug 16

A Runner’s Thoughts

    Posted by Brianne Beagan, an Epidemiologist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health   I have been a runner for a few years now – but that wasn’t always the case.   I started out by jogging around my neighborhood –the more I jogged,   …Continue Reading A Runner’s Thoughts

Don’t Forget to Stretch! Posted on Jul 27

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health Lani is a Health Communication Specialist for DPH     Picture what you think someone would look like if they were physically fit. You're probably picturing someone who can long run distances, lift heavy weights, and…touch their toes? Rarely do we   …Continue Reading Don’t Forget to Stretch!