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Cambridge Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers

December 11, 2006

The Cambridge Public Health Department is seeking volunteers for a regional Medical Reserve Corps that would help out during major emergencies.


Health Department recommends reducing trans fat use in Cambridge restaurants

December 8, 2006

In response to a city council request, the Cambridge Public Health Department has issued recommendations for reducing trans fat use in Cambridge restaurants.


Free flu shots available at Cambridge Public Health Dept. on Dec. 20

November 29, 2006

The Cambridge Public Health Department has scheduled an additional flu clinic for Wednesday, Dec. 20. Cambridge residents (age 9 or older) can receive a free flu shot at the clinic.


Cambridge Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers

November 11, 2006

The Cambridge Public Health Department is seeking volunteers for a regional Medical Reserve Corps that would help out during major emergencies.


Additional Flu Clinic on Nov. 29

November 9, 2006

The Cambridge Public Health Department has scheduled an additional flu clinic for Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Windsor Street Health Center, 2nd floor, 119 Windsor St.


Flu Vaccine Plentiful at Cambridge Flu Clinics

November 9, 2006

Cambridge Public Health Department officials announced on Nov. 9 that the department has abundant vaccine for its remaining November flu clinics, and that an additional clinic is scheduled for Nov. 29.


Cambridge Flu Clinics on Schedule

November 2, 2006

As of Nov. 2, the Cambridge Public Health Department has not cancelled or postponed any of its free flu clinics, which are scheduled through Nov. 17 at sites throughout the city.


Cambridge Flu Clinics On Schedule

November 1, 2006

The Cambridge Public Health Department, along with many local boards of health and visiting nurses associations in Massachusetts, have not received most of their allocated doses of state-supplied flu vaccine due to shipping delays from manufacturers.


Eastern Equine Encephalitis Claims Life of Everett Woman

September 28, 2006

State health officials announced on Sept. 25 that a 58-year-old Everett woman had died from eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a rare but serious disease that is spread to people by infected mosquitoes.


Billerica Woman has West Nile Virus—3rd Case in Mass.

September 28, 2006

State health officials announced on Sept. 25 that a 55-year-old Billerica woman had been diagnosed with West Nile virus. The woman never required hospitalization, and is recovering. Billerica is about 20 miles northwest of Cambridge.


Break the Silence Rally & Vigil on Oct. 3

September 25, 2006

A rally and candlelight vigil will be held outside Cambridge City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in observance of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Whole Foods Market “5% Day” to benefit Cambridge Public Schools

September 11, 2006

Shoppers who visit Whole Foods Market in Cambridge on Sept. 20 will help put fresh fruits and vegetables on the menu in the city’s public school cafeterias.


Arlington Senior Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

September 8, 2006

State health officials announced on Sept. 7 that an 83-year-old Arlington woman had been diagnosed with West Nile virus. The woman is currently hospitalized and in serious condition. She is the first reported case of West Nile virus this year in Massachusetts. Last year, six Commonwealth residents were diagnosed with the disease, including one person who died.


West Nile Virus Detected in Boston-Area Mosquitoes

August 28, 2006

The Massachusetts Public Health Department reported on August 25 that three collections of mosquitoes collected in Belmont tested positive for West Nile virus. Earlier this month, West Nile virus was also detected in mosquitoes collected in Boston, Newton, Melrose, Reading, Nahant, Haverhill, Needham, and Saugus. No positive mosquitoes have been found in Cambridge.


Brookline Mosquitoes Infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis

August 17, 2006

State health officials announced on August 10 that mosquitoes collected in Brookline tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a rare but serious disease that is spread to people by infected mosquitoes.


Measles Outbreak Over But Shots Still Recommended

August 17, 2006

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed that the state's first measles outbreak in 17 years has officially ended.


Hot and Humid Conditions Predicted for this Weekend

July 14, 2006

Hot and humid conditions are expected in Cambridge this weekend through next Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to approach 90 degrees, with cooler overnight lows around 70 degrees.


Chief Public Health Officer Accepts Job at Boston University

July 5, 2006

Harold D. Cox, the city's chief public health officer since 1996, has accepted a position at the Boston University of School of Public Health.


Free HIV Testing Offered in Cambridge

June 30, 2006

Cambridge Health Alliance is urging people who believe they may at risk for HIV to get tested.


State Confirms First Positive Mosquito for West Nile Virus

June 27, 2006

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on June 27 that West Nile virus had been detected in mosquitoes collected from the town of Needham. No human cases have been reported.


Community Yard Sales To Benefit Katrina Sister City, July 15–July 16

June 27, 2006

To benefit a small Gulf Coast community ravaged by Hurricane Katrina last year, members of the city's Hurricane Katrina Committee are asking residents to hold individual yard sales throughout Cambridge on the weekend of July 15-16, 2006.


Fitness Buddies Program To Expand

June 1, 2006

Elementary schools, local businesses, and faith-based organizations are among the groups that may be selected to host a Cambridge Fitness Buddies program this fall.


Health Department Launches New Website

May 31, 2006

On May 31, the Cambridge Public Health Department launched the redesign of its website, www.cambridgepublichealth.org.


Peabody School Spaghetti Supper with a Twist

March 24, 2006

The 22nd annual Peabody School Spaghetti Supper received a healthy makeover this year.


Health Department Releases Data Report

March 6, 2006

Accidental poisonings, alcohol abuse, and childhood overweight were among the topics addressed in a data report released today by the Cambridge Public Health Department.

MEDIA CONTACT

Suzy Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer
617-665-3833
sfeinberg@challiance.org


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