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Roxbury Center Targets Health Disparities In Boston’s Poorest Neighborhoods

  • July 27, 2015

  90.9 wbur By Marina Renton CommonHealth Intern July 24, 2015   When it comes to health in Boston, it’s hard to deny there’s a great divide across neighborhoods. Need proof? A 2013 Boston Public Health Commission report found that, from 2000 to 2009, the average life expectancy for Boston residents was 77.9 years. But in […]


Community Health Centers Marry Fitness Centers for the Sake of the Patients

  • July 20, 2015

July 14, 2015; WGBH Most of us understand that our health is deeply affected by the ability to exercise safely and eat fresh food that won’t poison our systems over time. But, what do you do if your neighborhood is unconducive to such stuff? In Roxbury, a relatively low-income Boston neighborhood, the Whittier Street Health […]


At Roxbury Health Center, A New Approach To Fitness

  • July 15, 2015

6:19 PM – TUE JULY 14, 2015 / WGBH NEWS /   A medical center with a new gym in Roxbury is changing the way doctors approach healthcare. Patients at Whittier Street Health Center get prescriptions for medicine — and exercise. The health center director believes adding exercise to a daily regimen will change lives… Bob […]