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Episode 29: 10.01.2010 Como evitar e como reconhecer um AVC (Acidente Vascular Cerebral) - Preventing and Recognizing a Stroke

In Massachusetts, stroke is among the leading causes of adult disability and the third cause of death, claiming 3,000 lives each year. Fortunately, there are ways to lessen your risk of a stroke, and treatments can increase chances of recovery. Listen to our conversation with Dr. Elisa Garibaldi.

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Episode 28: 9.29.2010 Informação geral sobre a gripe - 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.

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Episode 27: 9.29.2010 A diferença entre a gripe e o resfriado - 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.

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Episode 26: 9.29.2010 Lave as mãos - 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.

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Episode 25: 9.29.2010 Cubra a sua boca para evitar a propagação de gripe - 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.

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Episode 24: 9.29.2010 Informação sobre as vacinas contra a gripe - Information about the flu vaccines

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.

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Episode 23: 9.29.2010 Tenha um plano para a sua família caso de alguém adoecer - Build A Flu Care Kit

Every family should have a flu care kit. Do you wonder what that is? Here is what you should have on hand.

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Episode 22: 5.6.2010 Você tem o direito de pedir um intérprete - You Have the Right to an Interpreter.

Use of medial interpreters has been shown to improve patient compliance and satisfaction rates by decreasing missed opportunities caused by language discordance. Medical interpretation is free of charge and made available through either on-site interpreters or via telephone or video connections.

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Episode 18: 09.14.2009 Prepare um Kit de Cuidados da Gripe - Build A Flu Care Kit

Every family should have a flu care kit. Do you wonder what that is? Here is what you should have on hand.

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Episode 17: 09.14.2009 Lave as Mãos para não Pegar a Gripe - Wash Your Hands to Avoid the Flu

Try to avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands, given that you can cover them with the germs that make you and others sick. Wash your hands frequently to stay protected.

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Episode 16: 09.14.2009 Cubra a sua Boca para Proteger os Outros da Gripe - Cover Your Cough and Stop the Spread of the Flu

When you cough or sneeze millions of little particles of saliva are expelled through you mouth and nose. The germs that make people sick with the flu live in those tiny particles of saliva. Listen to how you can help stop the spread of the flu.

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Episode 12: 07.31.2009 Prevenção de Doenças Causadas Por Mosquitos - Mosquito-Borne Illness Prevention

Illnesses caused by mosquito bites are rare in Massachusetts but serious. You can prevent them by avoiding exposure to mosquitoes. We give you tips on how to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.

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Episode 11: 07.20.2009 Dicas de Segurança no Verão - Summertime Safety Tips

Falls from windows, drowning and vehicle-related injuries are leading causes of injury and death in small children. In anticipation of the warm summer months, the Massachusetts Departments of Children and Families (DCF) and Public Health (DPH) remind families with young children of useful summertime safety tips.

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Episode 10: 06.29.2009 Alimentação Saudável - Healthy Eating

Obesity is an epidemic. An innovative initiative called Mass in Motion is one of the State's efforts to face the crisis. In this episode of Momento de Saúde we give you tips to start eating better!

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Episode 8: 04.14.2009 Segurança em casa - planos de evacuação - Home Fire Escape Plans

In 2006 there were more than 30,000 fires in Massachusetts. Half of those happened in homes. Everyone should have an escape plan in case of fire. Make one for your family and practice it during the day, at night and often.

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Episode 7: 04.02.2009 Prevenção de incêndios - Aquecedores - Fire Safety and Space Heaters

In 2006 there were more than 30,000 fires in Massachusetts. Half of those happened in homes. Space heaters caused many of those fires. Find out how you can keep you and your family safe.

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Episode 6: 03.18.2009 Prevenção de incêndios - Fire Safety

In 2006 there were more than 30,000 fires in Massachusetts. Half of those happened in homes. The leading cause of those home fires was cigarettes. Here is information to help you keep you and your family safe.

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Episode 5: 01.29.2009 Prevenção de quedas - Falls Prevention

When we talk about falls, especially during winter, we may think of slippery, snow or ice-covered sidewalks. But even though these are an evident hazard, most falls occur indoors. Today we'll talk about how to prevent falls - which are a serious problem for people of all ages, especially older adults.

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Episode 4: 01.20.2009 Prevenção da intoxicação por monóxido de carbono - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Carbon monoxide is poisonous; it's invisible, has no taste or smell. Hundreds of people accidentally die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Here is information to help you avoid carbon monoxide and to keep you and your family safe.

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Episode 3: 01.02.2009 Dicas de para dirigir no inverno - Winter Driving Tips

Driving in winter is probably the most difficult and hazardous situation for both new and experienced drivers. Here are some safety tips for driving in the cold months of winter.

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Episode 2: 12.11.2008 Prevenção da gripe. Tome a vacina! - Flu Prevention. Get a flu shot!

In this episode of "Momento de Saúde," Jordan Coriza, from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, talks about preventive measures for the flu and the common cold, as well as the importance of getting a flu shot.

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Episode 1: 09.12.2008 Saúde e segurança no trabalho - Occupational Health and Safety

In this first episode of the "Momento de Saúde", Dr. Carlos Eduardo Siqueira, Assistant Professor of the Department of Community Health and Sustainability at UMass Lowell, discusses the importance of safety precautions in jobs normally taken by Brazilian immigrants in Massachusetts. He highlights the rights of the workers as well as the responsibilities of the employers.

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