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Published: 08/10/2012 by Deirdre Wilson and Amy McCarthy in Health & Wellness
Massachusetts public health officials are on the lookout for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this summer.
This year's flu season is a bad one. Public health officials are urging everyone eligible to get vaccinated. Here's a look at some of the common myths circulating about the flu vaccine. Don't wait – get vaccinated!.
Published: 10/12/2012 by Deirdre Wilson in Health & Wellness
In spite of increased public awareness of the dangers of concussions in young athletes, a new survey finds that dads who played football and suffered a concussion when they were younger want their young kids to play tackle football.
Today's dentists want to start seeing children for the first time before they hit age 1. Oral health is crucial to overall physical health, and finding a good "dental home" for your child and family is just as important as finding a doctor.
Childhood obesity remains one of the nation's top health problems and diabetes is on the rise. The experts at the Mayo Clinic offer up this new plan to trim our waistlines and improve our health.
Published: 08/15/2012 by Huy Nguyen, M.D in Education
If your child has asthma, the school environment can often exacerbate his or her condition. Here, from the Boston Public Health Commission, are some great tips to help your child breathe a little easier this school year.