Welcome to the “Flu Facts” section of the Department of Public Health blog. Every week from now until the end of flu season, you’ll see the latest weekly data on the impact of influenza in Massachusetts. The weekly report is designed to provide a snapshot …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 15th
As I go to check off the box, marked “Other,” to register my car-less commute for Walk/Ride Day, I look wistfully at the options listed there. Walking? Not a bad idea, but that might take too long. Rollerblading—sigh, won’t that impress friends and colleagues? Canoeing, …Continue Reading Taking the Longfellow Way
As with so many other forms of cancer, the key to successful treatment of ovarian cancer lies in early detection. That’s why the Department of Public Health joined with Senate President Therese Murray and other key stakeholders to proclaim September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. …Continue Reading September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
By Mark Paskowsky Lately, I’ve been riding Hubway — Boston’s public bike sharing — to work nearly every day. It is very convenient — if you live within its geographic coverage, of course. No need to maintain your bike. No worries about your bike being …Continue Reading It’s a Good Day for Hubway!
If you’re trying to find a fun way to get in shape this summer, you’re in luck! There are tons of great opportunities for free exercise programs in Boston this summer, available through the Esplanade Association, from July 8, 2013 until August 30, 2013 — …Continue Reading Free Summer Exercise Opportunities in Boston
Posted by Lauren Robinson Lauren works with the Safe Routes to School program of the MA Department of Transportation MassDOT's Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program is partnering with Saris Cycling Group, a manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products, to launch …Continue Reading MA SRTS & Saris Cycling Group Team Up for National 5th Grade Bike Poster Contest!
I can remember the first time my cousin told me about spaghetti squash. “It’s so easy to make and its just like eating spaghetti!!” she said. “Sort of!” she added. It only took me 3 years to take her advice on cooking one, and I …Continue Reading Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash
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
Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. When you picture outdoor activities you can do with your kids, do you automatically imagine a warm, …Continue Reading Helping kids move their way through winter