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

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 […]


National Immunization Awareness Month – August 2017

  • August 11, 2017

As the 2017-2018 flu season approaches, Whittier Street Health Center encourages all to get vaccinated and to do so early. Research has shown that the vaccine against Influenza (flu) only becomes effective two (2) weeks after administration. In other words, the sooner you and your family receive the vaccine, the sooner you become fully protected […]


Men’s Health Month: Take Charge of Your Health

  • June 29, 2017

Make eating healthy and being active part of your daily routine. A healthy diet and regular physical activity can help lower your: Blood pressure Blood sugar Cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl” Weight By keeping these numbers down, you can lower your risk of serious health problems like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Healthy Eating:  Healthy eating can help […]


June 27 National HIV Testing Day: Cyril Ubiem, Ph.D.

  • June 26, 2017

On June 27th, 2017, Whittier Street Health Center will join the rest of the world in observing the National HIV Testing Day. To mark this occasion, Whittier will be inviting the members of the community and hosting a HIV awareness event in our Community Education Room. The event will feature a speaker, HIV testing, free […]


Let’s Talk About the Opioid Overdose Crisis

  • June 16, 2017

According to a February 2017 report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), a total of 11,321 unintentional opioid-related deaths were registered in Massachusetts between 2000 and 2015. In 15 years, the number of opioid-related deaths per year in the state has increased by a staggering 493%. While the long-term goal for those directly […]


On Childhood Immunizations: Talking to Parents

  • April 21, 2017

Why Vaccinate – The Evidence Certain diseases, preventable by way of prompt immunization during childhood, can seriously endanger health and even be life-threatening, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ([CDC], 2013). Although the human body possesses natural mechanisms for fighting illnesses (immune system), its responses to certain potentially deadly infections may not […]