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STD Awareness

By Tracy McCallum, Youth Intervention Counselor, Peer Advocate/HIV Services In the spirit of STD Awareness Month, Whittier Street Health Center encourages our patients and community residents to consider their sexual health. Having good sexual health means feeling physically and emotionally safe and comfortable with your sexual life. It’s also important in preventing STDs like chlamydia, […]

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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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Preventing Eye Injuries

By Kristen Behrens, OD, Optometrist Injuries to the eyes are common. Eye injuries can occur at work, while playing sports, or as a result of normal day-to-day activities. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 2,000 workers sustain eye injuries on the job each day. Many of these occupational injuries result in one or […]

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National Safety Month: Stop Slips, Trips, and Falls

By Osagie Ebekozien, MPH, Manager of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, and Tamika Santos, Clinical Case Manager June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council encourages us to consider the many safety issues that we face in our everyday lives. This year, the National Safety Month theme is “Safety: It takes all of us,” […]

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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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Safe Toys and Gifts Month

As the season for giving approaches and you make plans to buy toys for the little ones in your life, we hope you remember—safety first! Some toys may have potential hazards. In fact, toy-related visits to the emergency departments have risen nationally every year: Source: Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries Calendar Year 2012. U.S. Consumer Product […]

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