Boston Public Health Commission

Window bars are aimed to prevent injury in children. (WBZ-TV)

Device Aims To Prevent Children From Accidentally Falling Out Windows

It can happen in an instant – a young child falling right out of a window. But one simple device could save a life.


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Boston Sees Rise In Flu Cases

The number of flu cases are on the rise in Boston prompting health officials to urge the public to take basic precautions to avoid getting sick.


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Health Officials Issue Warning After Rabid Skunk Found Dead In West Roxbury

Boston health officials are looking to get in touch with anyone who may have had contact with a rabid skunk found dead in West Roxbury.


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Boston Officials Confirm MGH Treated Case Of Measles May 5

The Boston Public Health Commission confirms Massachusetts General Hospital treated one patient for measles May 5.


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Young Adults Make Up Almost Half Of Boston Flu Cases This Season

Health officials say a low vaccination rate among people ages 18-44 makes them more susceptible to the flu.


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Boston To Regulate Sales Of Electronic Cigarettes

Boston city officials are stepping up efforts to regulate electronic cigarettes that deliver nicotine and individual cigars.


Health officials toured the Occupy Boston ecampment on Wednesday.

No Health, Food Violations Reported At Occupy Boston

Health and safety inspectors toured the Occupy Boston encampment on Wednesday looking for any dangerous situations.


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Health Officials Announce First Known Flu Death Of Season

Massachusetts health officials say the state has recorded its first flu-related death this season.


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Tattoo Artists From All Over Attend Boston Tattoo Convention

More than 160 tattoo artists from all over the world are in town this weekend.


Fans of the Boston Bruins react during a Stanley Cup victory parade on June 18, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Data: Boston Titles Mean More Drinks, Not Fights

The Boston Public Health Commission says data shows excessive drinking goes up when Boston’s sports teams win championships, but it doesn’t necessarily prompt more fights.