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National Health News, Newsroom Here’s what state health and hospital officials are saying about the flu in Massachusetts

Here’s what state health and hospital officials are saying about the flu in Massachusetts

According to the latest flu report from the state’s Department of Public Health, the Bay State has seen 8,152 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza so far in the 2017-2018 flu season. In the week ending Feb. 9 alone, Massachusetts had 2,281 confirmed cases of the flu. Massachusetts isn’t alone — more than half of the country is experiencing […]

2/12/18 at 8:48 am     87      ,     Boston.com
National Health News, Newsroom US Flu Levels Continue to Climb as 37 Kids’ Deaths Confirmed

US Flu Levels Continue to Climb as 37 Kids’ Deaths Confirmed

With seven more pediatric deaths reported last week and influenza-like illness (ILI) numbers that are nearing those seen during the 2009 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that this year’s flu season will most likely be considered severe.

1/30/18 at 5:42 pm     114      ,     University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Local Health News, Newsroom The 2017-2018 Influenza Season: Stay Informed

The 2017-2018 Influenza Season: Stay Informed

Get the most up-to-date flu information from the Centers for Disease Control for the 2017-2018 flu season.

1/30/18 at 5:14 pm     135      , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Emergency Preparedness Barnstable County Facing Severe Weather Threats

Barnstable County Facing Severe Weather Threats

Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Media Release 03 – Storm Grayson January 4, 2018 For Immediate Release Barnstable County Facing Severe Weather Threats  Coastal flood expected along north-facing shoreline at time of afternoon high tide At the height of the storm winds could gust at hurricane force Bitterly cold air will flow in behind […]

1/4/18 at 11:36 am     219      ,
Emergency Preparedness Barnstable County Prepares for Powerful Ocean Storm

Barnstable County Prepares for Powerful Ocean Storm

Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Media Release 01 – January Storm January 3, 2018 For Immediate Release Barnstable County Prepares for Powerful Ocean Storm   Blizzard warning in effect from 1 a.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday Coastal flood warning in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Thursday At the height of the […]

1/3/18 at 12:02 pm     186      ,
National Health News, Newsroom Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your […]

1/2/18 at 3:36 pm     215      ,     ASPCA
National Health News, Newsroom Stay Safe, Healthy and Warm during Cold Winter Weather

Stay Safe, Healthy and Warm during Cold Winter Weather

Read these tips from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to prepare for winter storms, prevent cold-related health problems, and protect yourself during all stages of a winter storm.

1/2/18 at 3:23 pm     216      , , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Department News and Updates Barnstable County Program Finances $40 Million in Septic Upgrades

Barnstable County Program Finances $40 Million in Septic Upgrades

BARNSTABLE (MA) December 12, 2017 – Since May 2006, the Barnstable County Community Septic Management Loan Program (CSMLP) has loaned $40 million to Barnstable County residents to finance the replacement of failed residential septic systems. The replacement can be a conventional or Innovative/Alternative (IA) system or a sewer hook-up. Whatever the case, the loan amount […]

12/12/17 at 12:56 pm     316