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Highlights of the March 13th Public Health Council Posted on Mar 13

The March monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates from DPH leadership on various public health issues and initiatives. First, Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH presented new findings to the Council from our ongoing public health data warehouse/Chapter   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 13th Public Health Council

Weekly Flu Report, March 30, 2018 Posted on Mar 30

Rates of flu-like illness have dropped over the past seven days according to the latest weekly flu report. Even so, we can expect flu to continue circulating in our communities for some time to come – so there is still reason to get a flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 30, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, March 16, 2018 Posted on Mar 15

Rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts continued to decline over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. There is still time to get a flu shot for the remainder of the flu season, however. You can find one near you by calling your   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 16, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, March 9, 2018 Posted on Mar 9

The latest weekly flu report shows a drop in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days in Massachusetts. Even so, flu continues to circulate in our communities so there is still plenty of reason to get a flu shot if you have not done   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 9, 2018

Highlights of the March 6th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Mar 6

The latest monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included a pair of Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by votes on two final amendments to regulations. First the Council took up consideration of a DoN request from Partners HealthCare to expand the Emergency Department   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 6th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, March 2, 2018 Posted on Mar 2

Rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts rose slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, there is still time to protect yourself. You can find a flu shot near you by calling your   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 2, 2018

National Nutrition Month Posted on Mar 17

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month!  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors this campaign each year, encouraging people to make informed food choices and get daily physical activity. This year, the theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.” Small, bite sized changes are all it   …Continue Reading National Nutrition Month