Nurse's Updates

Jan. 10, 2023.  Our friends at the WMA District Attorney's Office invite all parents to the following virtual event: (Jan. 13 Note:  The US DOJ Jan. 18 event may be full.  Additional events will be offered in upcoming months).   The United States Attorney’s Office is hosting a virtual Internet safety presentation for parents the evening of Wednesday, January 18th from...
Jan. 9, 2023.  Last week's sudden collapse of Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin was a frightening reminder that Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen at anytime; including at a nationally-televised football game witnessed by millions of viewers.  We are all grateful to his family for allowing each of us to follow his daily progress and to help us learn more about what each of...
Jan. 6, 2023.  Here’s a family refresher on the latest MA Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education / Dept. of Public Health (DPH)  isolation and exposure guidance on COVID-19 for return to school and other public activities  If a student tests positive:  Children and staff who test positive must isolate for at least 5 days. If they are asymptomatic or symptoms are...
Dec. 2, 2022             Hatfield Public School Families - Let’s: “Roll Up Our Sleeves”                                                     Hatfield Public Schools Vaccine Clinic          ...
Nov. 3, 2022.  Family input needed!  Would you please complete and submit this linked Vaccine Clinic Survey by Nov. 6, 2022.  Also, we invite you read this important Northampton Area Pediatrics Family Update about respiratory illnesses currently being noted in our area. Finally, here are some important respiratory health reminders for children from the MA Dept. of...
Oct. 28:  The US Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) recently declared October to be National Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Month.   SAMHSA invites young people to complete their Substance Use Prevention Quiz.  Families are also encouraged to check out the SAMHSA National Helpline as a resource.  The Centers for...
Oct. 16.  For those who participate in Halloween activities, this time of year can be filled with fun and excitement.  Thanks to grassroots endeavors that have grown into nation-wide promotions, here are some health and safety awareness reminders to help each of us enjoy these times with our families.... * National Safety Council Halloween Safety Tips * Food Allergy...
Oct. 11, 2022.  In recent weeks, public health officials have cautioned us to be aware of the potential for a "Twindemic" this winter:  ie, COVID-19 plus Influenza outbreaks.  Influenza has been detected in several other parts of the U.S. while Covid-19 has continued to be present in our region with other respiratory illnesses being noted at local...
CAC Open House
Oct 3, 2022:  Family life can be stressful - for all of us.  Visit our friends at the Hampshire County Children's Advocacy Center to learn more about the services they offer to help families during their upcoming Open House on Oct. 6.    
Sep. 2, 2022.  It's great to see everyone back in school and excited about learning.  To help you and your family stay healthy, here are some infectious disease updates for your consideration.... If Unable to Vaccinate or get a Booster:  Please continue to discuss eligibility questions with your Health Care Provider, seek boosters when eligible for waning immunity,...

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