This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts are remained stable to how they appeared last week. Using past years as our guide, however, we know that flu season in Massachusetts tends to get going in a more meaningful way as we head …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 29th, 2013
This week’s flu report shows a slight uptick in the amount of flu-like illness being reported by health care providers across the state. This in keeping with how flu season tends to ramp at this time of the year in New England. As we head into …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 22, 2013
Tomorrow is the Great American Smokeout, a day that’s meant to encourage smokers to make a plan to quit – for themselves and their families. If you or someone you love is a smoker but wants to quit, there is no better time than the …Continue Reading Tools and Resources to Successfully Quit Smoking
One out of every 33 infants in the United States is born with a birth defect. And although birth defects are less common than other adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight or prematurity, they are still the leading cause of death in the …Continue Reading Working to Understand the Causes of Birth Defects
Any diagnosis of cancer is devastating, but with most cancers, the earlier you catch it, the better your chances are of beating it. That’s why taking advantage of cancer screening tests is so important; in some cases getting screened can even help you stop cancer …Continue Reading One Simple Conversation That Can Save a Life
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
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