Whittier Street Health Center’s blog on health and wellness in the community.

February is Heart Health Month

  • February 9, 2018

by Dr. Sameer Chinoy and Lorena Loci Hypertension About 1 of 3 U.S. adults (75 million people) suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension. Only about half (54%) of these people have their blood pressure under control (CDC). Hypertension is often called the “silent killer” because most of the time, hypertension has no obvious symptoms […]


Cervical Health Awareness Month, January 2018

  • January 18, 2018

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. Black and Hispanic women are the hardest hit by this disease. Whittier Street Health Center wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by certain […]


World AIDS Day: December 1, 2017

  • December 1, 2017

December 1 World AIDS Day: Cyril Ubiem, Ph.D In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, Whittier Street Health center encourages everyone in Boston, Massachusetts to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In the United States, about 1 in 8 people who have HIV don’t know it. The 2017 theme is “Increasing […]


American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout

  • November 17, 2017

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for 1 day – […]


November Is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of chronic illness and death in the United States. One in 11 Americans have diabetes — that is more than 29 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type […]


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: October 15

  • October 13, 2017

 By Cyril Ubiem, PhD, Director of Infectious Disease and Special Populations During this period of HIV awareness among Latinos, Whittier Street Health Center joins the rest of the country by bringing awareness to the greater Boston community about the impact of HIV in the Latino community. The October 15th observance serves to heighten awareness around […]


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • October 2, 2017

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Whittier Street Health Center is working to help our community beat this disease by finding it earlier and connecting our patients to state of the art cancer care. We invite you to join the fight! Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 […]


September Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month: Wellness Team

  • September 22, 2017

Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, Whittier Street Health Center is proud to participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month.   Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you: Lower your […]


National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

  • September 8, 2017

A Message from Whittier Street Health Center’s Wellness Team: September Is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The […]


Children’s Eye Health and Safety

  • August 25, 2017

Pediatric Eye Health “When should my child have his or her eyes checked?” – Your child’s primary care provider will perform different screening tests on the eyes depending on what developmental stage a child is in. If we are concerned about something we will then refer you for a more thorough eye exam by a […]