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The Impact of Diabetes on Racial/Ethnic Minorities

The Impact of Diabetes on Racial/Ethnic Minorities Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease that disproportionately affects racial and economically disadvantaged minority groups in America. Nearly a third of all Americans are at risk – over 100 million Americans today have some form of glucose (sugar) intolerance: Diabetes Mellitus (about 25 million) or Prediabetes (several estimates […]

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Men’s Health

By Stephen Wright, MD June is Men’s Health Month! Across the US, Men’s Health Month is celebrated with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. Image credit: menshealthnetwork.org As we celebrate and support men’s health awareness, here is some information to consider, based on my experience as a provider at […]

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention

By Hernan Delgado, MD, Lead Pediatrician and Nicole Mitton, Grants and Communications Specialist Teen pregnancy has serious consequences. In the US, 33% of girls and 19% of boys drop out of high school because of teen parenthood. In Massachusetts, approximately 2,600 high school students drop out of school each year because of teen parenthood. That […]

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Minority Health

By Mothusi Chilume, MD and Nicole Mitton, Grants and Communications Specialist April is National Minority Health Month, where we focus on raising public awareness about the health care disparities that continue to affect minorities. Minority Health Month is also a time to recognize the efforts to advance health equity. Health equity means that everyone deserves the […]

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Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

By Mallory Shan, RD, LDN and Rachel Dziedzic, RD, LDN – Nutritionists Happy National Nutrition Month! March is a month when we celebrate the importance of eating healthy across the country. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” which focuses on developing healthy and regular eating and exercise habits. In Celebration of National […]

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Patient Safety

By Adeola Ogungbadero, VP of Clinical Operations and Nicole Mitton, Grants and Communications Specialist The Institute of Medicine in its epic 1999 report “To err is human” estimates that up to 98,000 patients die annually in hospitals due to medical errors. In 2013, a new study by Dr. John T. James for the Journal of Patient […]

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Celebrating World AIDS Day

By Nicole Mitton, Grant Writers and Communications Specialist   HIV/AIDS is a global public health concern, with an estimated 35 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.2 million people in the United States live with HIV, and 14% don’t know they have the virus. Every […]

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Immunization: Power to Protect

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This month, health centers like Whittier Street Health Center will highlight the importance of immunizations to public health. Vaccines protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases—such as the flu, measles, meningitis, hepatitis, and others. Here in Massachusetts, residents benefit from a universal childhood vaccine program and some of the […]

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Men’s Health Month: Celebrating and Supporting the AchieveMENts of our Boys and Men

                June is National Men’s Health Month, which is celebrated across the US with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. The goal of Men’s Health Month is to raise awareness about preventable health problems and to encourage early detection and treatment of […]

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Child Abuse Prevention

By Julie Ahern, NP, Manager, Pediatrics April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Whittier Street Health Center encourages all individuals, families, and organizations to play a role in making Roxbury and the surrounding communities a better place for all children and families. The principal types of maltreatment of children are […]

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