This week's flu report shows a slight increase in flu-like illness in the state, which is to be expected as flu season starts to gear up.
This week's report also coincides with National Influenza Vaccination week, which is December 5-11. It's an annual reminder that getting a flu shot is the single best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. We don’t usually see the peak of flu season until February or even March – so there’s still time to get your flu shot. And this year, there’s more vaccine available than ever before. You can search for a clinic in your area on this easy-to-use flu vaccine locator, or contact your health care provider.
Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults posted on Sep 22
Falls among older adults (age 65+) are a major public health challenge. In Massachusetts, there are nearly 50,000 emergency room visits each year for fall-related injuries. These injuries, which can include broken bones and traumatic brain injuries, are also very expensive to treat. In 2014, …Continue Reading Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults
Got Temp Workers? Make Sure They’re Trained posted on Sep 20
When you say ‘temp worker’, many people picture a receptionist filling in while a company’s employee is on vacation or out sick. Back in the day that was what the temp industry looked like. (I remember working as a temp in an office during summer …Continue Reading Got Temp Workers? Make Sure They’re Trained
Highlights of the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Sep 14
The September 14th meeting of the Public Health Council included a vote on one Determination of Need request, followed by a series of information presentations on the current status of various proposed regulatory amendments. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need application from Nantucket …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting