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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Posted on Sep 24

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

As with so many other forms of cancer, the key to successful treatment of ovarian cancer lies in early detection. That’s why the Department of Public Health joined with Senate President Therese Murray and other key stakeholders to proclaim September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.   …Continue Reading September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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

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.

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

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

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