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Parents: Why It’s Best to Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule Posted on Apr 23

Parents: Why It’s Best to Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule

Most parents vaccinate their children according to CDC’s recommended immunization schedule, protecting them from 14 potentially serious diseases before their second birthday. We are lucky in Massachusetts that we have high vaccination coverage for the majority of recommended vaccines. In fact, for children 19-35 months of   …Continue Reading Parents: Why It’s Best to Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule

Help Your Teen Recognize and Address Sexual Harassment at Work Posted on Apr 19

Help Your Teen Recognize and Address Sexual Harassment at Work

The topic of sexual harassment has received increased visibility in recent months. The #metoo and #timesup movements have inspired many people of all ages to speak about their experiences of sexual violence on social media. Some who have read and shared these stories remember a time in   …Continue Reading Help Your Teen Recognize and Address Sexual Harassment at Work

Welders: Take Steps to Identify Hazards at Work Posted on Apr 2

Welders: Take Steps to Identify Hazards at Work

Welding has so many uses in today’s world, from allowing I-beams to hold buildings up to creating wrought iron designs, metal jewelry, and other decorative work. But as you might imagine, there are risks involved with the light, heat and fumes produced by welding. So   …Continue Reading Welders: Take Steps to Identify Hazards at Work

How You Can Protect Yourself from the Flu Posted on Feb 13

We know many of you are worried about the flu this season.  Commissioner Monica Bharel and Dr. Al DeMaria have a video message for you about how you can protect yourself, your loved ones and the public from the flu.  Take these steps: Cover your   …Continue Reading How You Can Protect Yourself from the Flu

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Posted on Jan 2

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

Imagine if you could protect your child against cancer. Turns out, you can – with the HPV vaccine. What you need to know about HPV and HPV-related cancers HPV vaccine is important because it protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a very   …Continue Reading HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

The Holidays Can Be Hard: Ideas That Can Help Posted on Dec 6

The Holidays Can Be Hard: Ideas That Can Help

For many people, the winter holidays are a time of joy, celebration, and connection with loved ones. There is an expectation – from society, the media and those around us – of constant cheer around the holidays. For many people, though, that’s not their reality.   …Continue Reading The Holidays Can Be Hard: Ideas That Can Help

Protect Yourself and Loved Ones with the Flu Vaccine Posted on Dec 4

Protect Yourself and Loved Ones with the Flu Vaccine

For millions of people every season, the flu means a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, fatigue, and miserable days spent in bed. Millions of people get sick, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people   …Continue Reading Protect Yourself and Loved Ones with the Flu Vaccine

Protect Your Family and Yourself Against Flu Posted on Nov 6

Protect Your Family and Yourself Against Flu

As the busy holiday season approaches, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you haven’t already. It’s the best protection against the flu for you and your loved ones. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine   …Continue Reading Protect Your Family and Yourself Against Flu

Learn More About Preventing Lead Poisoning Posted on Oct 23

This week the Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is joining the CDC in celebrating National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2017.  Substantial gains have been made in preventing exposure to lead through more than 45 years of public health interventions. Despite this, lead remains   …Continue Reading Learn More About Preventing Lead Poisoning

Bed Bugs: What You Need to Know Posted on Sep 22

Bed Bugs: What You Need to Know

It’s September, a month when students move into dorms and apartments, used furniture moves out onto the sidewalk – and unfortunately, when bed bugs can become an issue. As a health educator in the Bureau of Environmental Health, I get lots of calls this month   …Continue Reading Bed Bugs: What You Need to Know