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Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines! Posted on Aug 22

Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines!

Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases? There   …Continue Reading Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines!

Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful Posted on Aug 15

Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful

Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from serious diseases. Parents can provide the best protection by following the recommended immunization schedule – giving their child the vaccines they need, when they need them. Vaccines help protect babies and young children   …Continue Reading Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful

Your Pregnancy: Protecting Baby Starts Now Posted on Aug 8

Your Pregnancy: Protecting Baby Starts Now

Vaccines are an important component of a healthy pregnancy. Women should be up to date on their vaccines before becoming pregnant, and should receive vaccines against both the flu and whooping cough (pertussis) during pregnancy. These vaccines not only protect the mother by preventing illnesses   …Continue Reading Your Pregnancy: Protecting Baby Starts Now

Let’s Keep Workers Safe: Plan. Provide. Train. Posted on Apr 28

Today is Workers’ Memorial Day — the international day to remember workers who were injured, disabled, made unwell, or who died on the job. In just a six-year-period, in Massachusetts, 356 workers died on the job (2008-2013). These workers were our family members, friends and neighbors   …Continue Reading Let’s Keep Workers Safe: Plan. Provide. Train.

Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time Posted on Apr 18

Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 16-23, 2016. One of the   …Continue Reading Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time

Zika Virus and Travel: Advice for Women Posted on Mar 30

You may have heard a lot on the news recently about Zika virus.  It causes an illness spread by mosquitoes carrying the virus. As of now, Zika virus has been found in mosquitoes in Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean islands. It has   …Continue Reading Zika Virus and Travel: Advice for Women

A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer: Learn More about the HPV Vaccine Posted on Jan 21

A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer: Learn More about the HPV Vaccine

As parents, we do everything we can to protect our children’s health – for today and for the future. Now there is a powerful weapon to prevent several types of cancer in our sons and daughters: the HPV vaccine. All kids who are 11 or   …Continue Reading A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer: Learn More about the HPV Vaccine

Weekly Flu Report, December 24, 2015 Posted on Dec 27

Rates of flu-like illness across the Commonwealth remain low according to the latest flu report. Nevertheless, flu will likely pick up in the New Year so make sure you and your loved ones start 2016 fully vaccinated against the flu. There is plenty of vaccine still   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 24, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, December 18, 2015 Posted on Dec 18

This week’s flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low across the Commonwealth. This is typical for this time of year, however, as many of us will be spending extended time with family and friends over the coming week there is no better time to get   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 18, 2015

Do You Have Prediabetes? Find Out Now! Posted on Nov 17

Prediabetes? Is this a real thing? Yes! Prediabetes means that your blood sugar levels are higher than normal and that you are in danger of developing type 2 diabetes within a few years.  Your health may already be affected. In Massachusetts, 35% of adults have   …Continue Reading Do You Have Prediabetes? Find Out Now!