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The Greenway Posted on Sep 18

The Greenway

With apologies to Kermit the Frog, it is easy being green — or easier than it used to be, anyway. And a great way to be green in the Boston area is to take a ride, run, or stroll on the Neponset River Greenway Corridor. I’m   …Continue Reading The Greenway

Summer’s Here, and the Time Is Right – for Safety! Posted on Jul 25

Summer’s Here, and the Time Is Right – for Safety!

As the temperatures of the past few days have shown us, summer is definitely in full swing here in Massachusetts! Now’s the time to get out and enjoy – but also to keep in mind just a few simple steps to ensure this is a   …Continue Reading Summer’s Here, and the Time Is Right – for Safety!

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.

One Simple Conversation That Can Save a Life Posted on Jul 16

One Simple Conversation That Can Save a Life

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

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

The Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund: Working to Control Health Care Costs in MA Posted on Jul 11

As public officials and health care stakeholders across the United States worry about the health care system and its escalating costs, Massachusetts is working to find ways to prevent those costs from occurring in the first place. With the establishment of the Prevention and Wellness   …Continue Reading The Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund: Working to Control Health Care Costs in MA

Highlights from the July 10th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jul 10

Highlights from the July 10th Public Health Council Meeting

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of informational presentations on proposed amendments to existing regulations, and the consideration of a Determination of Need (DoN) request from one Massachusetts health care facility. First, the Council took up the request from Milford   …Continue Reading Highlights from the July 10th Public Health Council Meeting

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

More EEE Mosquitoes Posted on Aug 11

More EEE Mosquitoes

Posted by: Tom Lyons, Department of Public Health Public health people can sound like broken records during mosquito season –  this is particularly true when we get into August and we are constantly reminding people about how to prevent mosquito bites.  That's because right around   …Continue Reading More EEE Mosquitoes