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

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

  • April 6, 2018

by Christine Pajarillo Since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month every April to increase public awareness and understanding on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This year, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Whittier Street Health Center encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of […]


“Go Further with Food”

  • March 23, 2018

National Nutrition Month – by Mallory Sin RD, LDN Nutritionist March is National Nutrition Month! This is a month of education and awareness hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to promote eating healthy and exercising. The theme for this year is “Go Further with Food,” which highlights the importance of meal and snack […]


Awareness for Colorectal Cancer (CRC)

  • March 9, 2018

by Brusly Guerrier Whittier Street Health Center is proud to participate in the awareness campaign on Colorectal Cancer (CRC), the third most common cancer and cause of cancer-related death in the United States. CRC disproportionately affects minorities: While mortality rates in the U.S. have decreased over the past 10 years, research has revealed this decline […]


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  • February 23, 2018

February Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month By Yohanna Mendez, LMHC February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Whittier Street Health Center wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do as a parent to prevent teen dating violence and abuse. Dating abuse is a public health issue that affects people from all ages, backgrounds, […]


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 […]