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Category: Public Health News

MA Department of Public Health Updates Guidance to Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses

On March 25, 2024, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a new guidance for what to do if you have symptoms of viral respiratory illness, or if you test […]

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Measles Serves as a Reminder of the Importance of Vaccination

Although measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, almost 1,300 cases of measles were reported in 31 states in the U.S. in 2019— the greatest number since […]

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Urine Diversion on Cape Cod – Listen on WCAI’s ‘The Point’

Catch the replay of this morning’s insightful episode of The Point on WCAI, broadcasted at 9am. Mindy Todd, the show’s host, welcomed Brian Baumgaertel, the Director of the Massachusetts Alternative […]

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Acute Respiratory Illness Update

Data Compiled by Lea Hamner, Contract Epidemiologist with the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment The following summarizes current Massachusetts statewide trends with regard to acute respiratory illness. Massachusetts […]

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American Heart Association: Snow Shoveling, cold temps combine for perfect storm of heart health hazards

Weather forecasters may call it ‘white fluffy stuff,’ however, snow can be a bigger danger than many people may realize. According to the American Heart Association, celebrating its Centennial birthday as the […]

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Cape Cod Healthcare Announces February Blood Drives

For Immediate Release (Hyannis, January 31) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations. Numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in February […]

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FREE “Buried in Treasures” Hoarding Workshops Start Again in February 2024

Join us for a free, multi-week “Buried in Treasures” Workshop for help with compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding! The course includes: Winter 2024 start dates are as follows: The time […]

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Cape Cod Healthcare Announces December Blood Drives

Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations. Numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in December to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC). […]

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Kindness is Good for Mental Health and Overall Well-being

Today, November 13th, is World Kindness Day, which kicks off World Kindness Week. It’s an important time to remember how much kindness and positivity impact our well-being and the lives […]

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