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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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Glaucoma Awareness

By Kristen Behrens, OD Optometrist Glaucoma is a group of ocular diseases that affect the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the portion of the eye responsible for relaying visual signals from the eye to the brain. It is comprised of 1 million individual nerve fibers, which become permanently damaged as a result of glaucoma. […]

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