In conjunction with World AIDS Day, DPH has released its 4th annual report on the impact of HIV/AIDS in the state: Intersecting Risks: HIV Infection Among Heterosexual Females and Males in Massachusetts. The report focuses on issues and trends related to HIV transmission among people who identify as heterosexual – a topic that has been largely overlooked in many HIV prevention efforts. It seeks to untangle the dynamics of heterosexual risk for HIV infection, and explores how these dynamics may be leading to the under-reporting of heterosexual HIV infection in Massachusetts.
Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives — Know Your Options posted on Oct 26
When colon cancer is caught early, it can be cured 90% of the time, yet a quarter of Massachusetts residents have never been screened or are not up-to-date with screening. The only way to catch colon cancer early is to get screened, and you have …Continue Reading Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives — Know Your Options
Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week posted on Oct 26
This week the DPH Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Substantial gains have been made in preventing exposure to lead through 45 years of public health interventions. Despite …Continue Reading Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Healthy Treats, or Tricks? posted on Oct 25
By Meng Zhang It’s that time of year again. Ghosts, goblins and (often) gooey treats! Do your kids have a sweet tooth? While it’s okay for them to enjoy some of their favorite treats once in a while, it’s always nice to try something different…and …Continue Reading Healthy Treats, or Tricks?