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Stop & Shop Recalls Fresh Ground Beef and Ground Beef Patties Due to Possible E. coli Contamination

November 6, 2007

Stop & Shop Supermarket Companies has recalled approximately 63,000 pounds of its store-brand fresh ground beef and ground beef patties due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

The Federal Office of Minority Health Awards $250,000 Annually for Three Years to Unique Cambridge Collaboration to Improve Healthcare Disparities for Men of Color

October 12, 2007

Cambridge, MA – Dennis D. Keefe, CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and Commissioner of Health and Hospitals for the City of Cambridge and Barbara Kibler, Executive Director of The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH) are pleased to announce funding from the Federal Office of Minority Health. The unique partnership that they have formed has been awarded $250,000 annually for three years with MFNH as the lead grantee. The grant’s consortium will be called, Men’s Community Health Connections.

Cambridge Flu Clinics To Begin Nov. 1

September 28, 2007

The Cambridge Public Health Department will be offering free flu shots to people age nine or older from Nov. 1 through Dec. 20 at sites throughout the city.

Domestic Violence Vigil on Oct. 1

September 21, 2007

A candlelight vigil will be held outside Cambridge City Hall on Monday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in observance of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

West Nile Virus Detected in Cambridge Mosquitoes

September 13, 2007

State health officials reported yesterday that a mosquito pool in Cambridge tested had positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito pool was found on Meadow Way near Fresh Pond Parkway, just north of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Prostate Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

September 7, 2007

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among men in the United States. An estimated 219,000 American men will be told they have prostate cancer this year and 27,000 will die from the disease.

Certain Canned Meat Products Pose Botulism Threat

July 25, 2007

U.S. health officials have issued an urgent warning to consumers and retailers about more than 90 types of canned meat products from Castleberry’s Food Company that may be contaminated with botulism.

FDA Issues Toothpaste Warning

June 20, 2007

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued two warnings this month about certain toothpastes manufactured in China and South Africa that may contain a toxic chemical called diethylene glycol (DEG).

Claude-Alix Jacob Named New Chief Public Health Officer

April 18, 2007

Dennis D. Keefe, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner of Health, is pleased to welcome Claude-Alix Jacob as the new Chief Public Health Officer for the City of Cambridge and director of the Cambridge Public Health Department.

State health officials issue recommendations on Salmonella-tainted peanut butter

February 16, 2007

On February 14, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers not to eat Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter with a product code located on the lid of the jar that begins with the number “2111” due to the risk of contamination with Salmonella Tennessee.

Cambridge Public Health Department honored for Regional Preparedness Work

February 5, 2007

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announced this week that Massachusetts Public Health Preparedness Region 4b has been recognized as “Public Health Ready.” Cambridge is one of 27 communities in Region 4b, which surrounds Boston.

Cambridge Health Alliance and Concilio Hispano launch healthy living program for young Latina women

January 3, 2007

Cambridge Health Alliance and Concilio Hispano are launching a 12-week program in January aimed at helping young Latina women eat healthier and be more active.


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