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

Fruits and Vegetables- Eat your colors! By Devon Brownlee, MS, RD, LDN

  • September 5, 2019

Both fruits and vegetables are two of the five essential food groups included as part of MyPlate, an easy guideline supported by the USDA for basic overall nutrition and wellness. By following MyPlate, individuals of all backgrounds are able to implement balanced eating patterns in adopting healthier lifestyle behaviors. Introducing more fruits and vegetables throughout […]

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August National Immunization Awareness Month

  • July 30, 2019

  August National Immunization Awareness Month To help keep our community safe, Whittier Street Health Center is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month. Did you know? Shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. They can also help stop the spread of illness and decrease your […]

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Whittier Street Health Center Among 100 Organizations Selected for AG Grant to Partly Fund Summer Jobs for Youth

  • July 16, 2019

Whittier Street Health Center Among 100 Organizations Selected for AG Grant to Partly Fund Summer Jobs for Youth Summer Youth Employment Program at Whittier Gets a Financial Boost From Healthcare Settlement Money From AG Maura Healey’s Office   ROXBURY, Mass., July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently announced her office will award Whittier Street Health Center part of […]

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June is National Safety Month

  • June 25, 2019

It’s better to be SAFE than SORRY, and that’s exactly why June is National Safety Month. Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44.   The good news is each of us can take steps today to […]

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May National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

  • May 10, 2019

Whittier Wellness and Fitness Club is supporting the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

  • April 8, 2019

April is Alcohol Awareness Month Alcoholism is a chronic disease. It’s not a weakness Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, liver disease, and some types of cancer. April is Alcohol Awareness month and Whittier Street Health Center encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking […]

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March is National Nutrition Month!

  • March 25, 2019

National Nutrition Month-by Devon Brownlee MS, RD, LDN   March is National Nutrition Month! This is a month full of education and increased awareness started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. Rather than promoting a select theme this year, the Academy is encouraging greater flexibility in communicating […]

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Colorectal Cancer Is The Fourth Most Common Cancer in the US!

  • March 25, 2019

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age […]

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National Nutrition Month

  • March 15, 2019

National Nutrition Month-by Devon Brownlee, MS, RD, LDN   March is National Nutrition Month! This is a month full of education and increased awareness started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. Rather than promoting a select theme this year, the Academy is encouraging greater flexibility in communicating […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

  • March 15, 2019

Blog Topic: Colorectal Cancer Screening   Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. One of every four deaths in the United States is due to cancer. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from […]

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