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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

CDC Releases H1N1 Toolkit for Child Care Providers to Help Them Prepare Posted on Sep 5

CDC Releases H1N1 Toolkit for Child Care Providers to Help Them Prepare

Following up on its excellent guides for businesses and higher education, the CDC recently released new  guidance for child care providers to help them prepare for the upcoming flu season.   Child care providers, both center-based and home-based, are critically important partners in helping to   …Continue Reading CDC Releases H1N1 Toolkit for Child Care Providers to Help Them Prepare

Weekly Report on H1N1 Influenza as of August 20, 2009 Posted on Aug 21

Weekly Report:  Download Weekly Report-8-20  (Download PDFWklyRept-8-20) This Week's Developments: On Monday, we had the unfortunate duty of announcing an H1N1-related death of a 26 year-old resident who had no known underlying health conditions.  The death of a young, healthy individual is a tragic reminder of the   …Continue Reading Weekly Report on H1N1 Influenza as of August 20, 2009