Mass. Dept. of Public Health

North End Restaurant Closed
The Mass. Department of Public Health has identified a cluster of salmonella cases in New Bedford. Several cases of salmonella or food poisoning have been linked to food recently served at the Churrascaria Aveirense restaurant at 175 Sawyer Street in New Bedford...
Mass. Health Issues Warning
State health officials say they are urging hospitals in Massachusetts to err on the side of caution when it comes to reporting any patients who could possibly have been exposed to Ebola. Dr. Albert DeMaria, an infectious disease specialist for the Department of Public Health, told a press briefing Friday that several suspicious cases were investigated in the state in recent months, but Ebola was q
Most Schools In Compliance
A new audit has found that the vast majority of public schools in Massachusetts are complying with state regulations regarding school nutrition, physical education and measuring student body mass index. Monday's report from state Auditor Suzanne Bump's office, however, found some schools failed to report the body mass information to the state Department of Public Health or adopt policies for admin
More D68 Cases Found In Mass.
A Springfield hospital says federal and state health officials have confirmed eight cases of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children around the country. Baystate Children's Hospital said in a statement that eight specimens tested positive for enterovirus D68...
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Mass in Motion New Bedford's financial future is secure for at least another three years. The motivational healthy lifestyle program has been awarded another round of funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which will provide $50,000 a year to the program for three years...
Mitchell on Med. Marijuana
Mayor Jon Mitchell says he wants groups seeking to open a medical marijuana facility to come in with business plans and other information, like other companies do when eyeing New Bedford.
Mass DPH: Five Exposed To Fatal Brain Disease
The state health department says five patients in Massachusetts may have been exposed to a fatal brain disease from the same specialized surgical instrument used on a patient in New Hampshire.       The Massachusetts Department of Health said Thursday that the five patients had procedures this summer at Cape Cod Hospital. The...

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