DPH Healthnote Podcast

Welcome to The DPH Health Note: a show featuring public health topics important to the health of our communities and our Commonwealth. This podcast is brought to you by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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09.28.2010 - Flu: An Overview

The flu is a virus that spreads very easily from person to person, and it can be serious for people of any age. The good news is that you can stop the spread of the flu. Here's how. This episode of the DPH Health Note runs for approximately 2 minutes.

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09.28.2010 - Is it a Cold or the Flu?

This podcast is all about how to tell the difference between when you've got a cold and when you're stuck with the flu. We'll also tell you how to keep from getting sick in the first place. This episode of the DPH Health Note runs for approximately 2 minutes.

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09.28.2010 - Wash Your Hands

It turns out that Mom was right - it's really important that we wash our hands. And that's especially true during cold and flu season, when germs get passed from person to person through handshakes and by touching door handles and keyboards and other surfaces.

Did you know there's a proper technique for washing your hands? Here's how. This episode of the DPH Health Note runs for approximately 2 minutes.

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09.28.2010 - Cover Your Cough and Stop the Spread of the Flu

Every time you cough or sneeze, you send out millions of tiny drops of saliva anywhere from 3 to 6 feet away from you. These tiny little drops may contain all sorts of various germs which can make the folks around us sick. That's why it's so important that we cover our coughs and sneezes. This episode of the DPH Health Note runs for approximately 1 minute.

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09.28.2010 - Information about the Flu Shot

To avoid catching the flu, the most important thing you can do is get a flu shot or the nasal-spray flu vaccine. Here are four things you need to know about these vaccines. This episode of the DPH Health Note runs for approximately 2 minutes.

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02.23.2009 - Norovirus

This podcast contains information on Norovirus and steps you can take to protect yourself from getting infected. Norovirus is a term given to a group of viruses that cause gastrointestinal illness in people who are infected. This episode of the DPH Health Note runs for approximately 4 minutes.

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02.18.2009 - Flu Prevention

This podcast contains information on influenza and how to protect yourself from getting ill. This episode of the DPH Health Note runs for approximately 3 minutes.

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09.25.2008 - Episode 3: Prostate Health and Screening

African-American men and other men of color are at higher risk for prostate cancer. Learn how to protect yourself or the man in your life by getting an annual screening for prostate cancer. Nationally-recognized expert Dr. Jacques Carter joins us to explain how.

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4.11.2008 - Episode 2: Climate Change and Our Health

It's National Public Health Week and the theme for this year's observance is global climate change and its impact on health. This podcast features comments from Dr. Paul Epstein, Associate Director of the Harvard Center for Health and the Environment.

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2.26.2008 - Episode 1: How is Flu Vaccine Made?

In this first episode of the DPH Health Note, Dr. Al DeMaria, Director of Communicable Disease Control at DPH explains how the seasonal flu vaccine is made each year.

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