Monday, January 14, 2013
The Archdiocese of Boston is taking steps to stop the spread of the flu.
Parishioners at Our Lady Star of the Sea and other local Catholic churches may have noticed something different on Sunday. The Archdiocese of Boston announced this week that it is allowing priests to suspend the distribution of wine during Communion as a precaution because of the recent flu outbreak, reported The Boston Globe. Churches were also notified that parishioners could exchange a sign of peace by “bowing to nearby parishioners instead of shaking hands,” reported The Globe. Earlier this week, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a state of health emergency because of the flu outbreak and some nearby communities have also ran out of flu vaccine. Here’s information about where to get your flu shot locally and more information about …
Essential daily information at a glance.
1. Weather Watch: The National Weather Service is calling for a slight chance of showers before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 52. (low tide, 6:31 a.m. sunrise, 7:10 a.m.; high tide, 12:49 p.m.; sunset, 4:34 p.m.; ) 2. Finance Committee: The Board of Selectmen's Finance Committee discusses the 2014 budget on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Mary Alley Building. 3. Flu Literacy: Flu has been in the news a lot the past week. The town has posted a flu literacy booklet, which has answers to questions like how to tell a cold from the flu. It's attached as a PDF. 4. Pan-Mass Challenge: Registration is open for “alumni” of the Pan-Mass Challenge for the 2013 edition, the bicycle ride that spans the state …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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- Owen Boss
Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Boston than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Lynnfield-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places near Marblehead that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to …