Whittier Street Health Center’s blog on health and wellness in the community.
Authored by Dr. Robin Mayfield, Lead Physician of Family Medicine at Whittier Street Health Center It is common place to see an increase in pink colored clothing in the month of October in efforts to spread awareness regarding breast cancer, but many still have questions about the second most common cancer among women. Over 255,000 […]More
Whittier Street Health Center: Center for Health Equity Research Center Vision To eliminate disparities in health outcomes and well-being due to race, ethnicity, gender, age, geography, sexual orientation, religion, educational level, immigration status, national origin and socioeconomic status. Center’s Goals The goal of Whittier Street Health Center’s Health Equity Research Center is to facilitate improvements […]More
Authored by Katy Wilbur Registered Dietitian, Whittier Street Health Center The quarantine 15, holiday weight, and winter weight gain are some common phrases we hear during the year about why someone has gained weight. But why does having a healthy weight matter? Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can help lower our risk for high […]More
Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Authored by Helen Araya, Dietician, Program Director, Women, Infants & Children (WIC), funded by the USDA – Food & Nutrition Services August is known as the month where everyone attempts to squeeze in the last bit of summer activities, but is also recognized as National Breastfeeding Month […]More
Authored by Dr. Adetokumbo Olotu, Pediatrician at Whittier Street Health Center The immune system is the body’s defense against infectious organisms and other invaders and is made up of three lines of defense called the immune response. The first line of defense is known as our outer layer which consists of our skin, tears, saliva […]More
Many people have heard of Hepatitis, but not everyone is clear on what exactly the viral disease does. Hepatitis is inflammation in the liver that is traditionally contracted through a viral infection with all variations of Hepatitis sharing the symptoms of stomach pains, fatigue, nausea and jaundice which is a condition that causes the skin […]More
July is UV Safety Awareness Month and is named as such to educate people on the dangers of over exposure to sunlight while providing solutions during the time of year people are at the highest risk. Predictably summer is the season where we are exposed to the highest level of ultraviolet rays which coincides with […]More