Remember to Relax during the holidays!!
REMEMBER to Relax during the holidays!! The holidays are that time of the year when people feel even more stressed than they usually do. Shopping, limited finances, gift demands, family interactions, loneliness and several other factors all go into making this time of year unique. So what are some of the things you should remember to […]More
By Rachel Dziedzic, Registered Dietician and Fitness Instructor Whittier Street Health Center: Wellness Institute What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply the moment-by-moment awareness of life or pure presence in the moment. It’s so easy to get caught up in our own thoughts, self-talk and hectic schedules that we can become scarcely aware of life as […]More
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention by Christine Pajarillo, Behavioral Health Director
There are still many myths floating around about mental health and mental illness. In relation to social stigma, attitudes toward people with mental health problems are widespread and commonly focus on the meltdowns, mass shootings, and overdoses – the worst-case scenarios. The World Health Organization’s definition of mental health is refreshingly positive: “Mental health is […]More
Nutrition – Blog Holiday Eating
Healthy Living Throughout the Holiday Season Family Meals Turkey Reach for the lighter pieces of meat; they have fewer calories and less fat than the darker ones. Another way to cut calories and fat is to take off the skin. Stuffing Stuffing is intended to be a complement to your meal not an entrée. To […]More
A note about Whittier and COVID-19
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.
Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).