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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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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By Laura Holland, MD Lead Physician, OB/GYN In the US, 12,710 cases of invasive cervical cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year. Among those cases, 4,290 deaths will be attributable to the disease. According the National Cancer Institute, 48 is the typical age for diagnosis of cancer of the cervix. Black and Hispanic women […]

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