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The Cambridge Public Health Department is seeking volunteers for a regional Medical Reserve Corps that would help out during major emergencies.
In response to a city council request, the Cambridge Public Health Department has issued recommendations for reducing trans fat use in Cambridge restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed that the state's first measles outbreak in 17 years has officially ended.
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.
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.
Cambridge Health Alliance is urging people who believe they may at risk for HIV to get tested.
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.
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.
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.
On May 31, the Cambridge Public Health Department launched the redesign of its website, www.cambridgepublichealth.org.
The 22nd annual Peabody School Spaghetti Supper received a healthy makeover this year.
Accidental poisonings, alcohol abuse, and childhood overweight were among the topics addressed in a data report released today by the Cambridge Public Health Department.
Suzy Feinberg, MPH