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Taking the Longfellow Way Posted on Oct 8

Taking the Longfellow Way

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

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Posted on Sep 24

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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

Innovations in Addictions Conference Posted on Jul 19

Innovations in Addictions Conference

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) recently held their bi-annual Innovations in Addictions Conference, an event focused on groundbreaking approaches to treatment and prevention of substance abuse. The conference drew more than 350 attendees from a variety of disciplines and was a great opportunity for DPH to promote exciting innovations in how we prevent and treat substance use disorders, and support people in recovery.

Free Summer Exercise Opportunities in Boston Posted on Jul 15

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

Commissioner’s Corner: Sharing News on Public Health Initiatives in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 2

Commissioner’s Corner: Sharing News on Public Health Initiatives in Massachusetts

As Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, I have the privilege of seeing first hand the vital work our Department performs on a daily basis – and it is an impressive range of activities. To name just a few of them, dedicated staff at   …Continue Reading Commissioner’s Corner: Sharing News on Public Health Initiatives in Massachusetts

EGGcetera Etc., Framingham – A Healthy Dining Farm Stand in a Pan Posted on Jun 4

EGGcetera Etc., Framingham – A Healthy Dining Farm Stand in a Pan

Last month, I met up with Amanda Ryder of MetroWest Moves to get a taste of their Healthy Dining program, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!

MA SRTS & Saris Cycling Group Team Up for National 5th Grade Bike Poster Contest! Posted on Feb 26

MA SRTS & Saris Cycling Group Team Up for National 5th Grade Bike Poster Contest!

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!

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

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

Next Steps – Concrete Solutions To Cut Health Care Costs Posted on Mar 24

Next Steps – Concrete Solutions To Cut Health Care Costs

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Last week the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy convened unprecedented public hearings on health care cost trends in Massachusetts – a major step in moving the conversation about how we mitigate   …Continue Reading Next Steps – Concrete Solutions To Cut Health Care Costs