Blog

Whittier Street Health Center’s blog on health and wellness in the community.

Tips for Eating Healthy Through the Holidays

  • November 18, 2022

The busy holiday season is a time when eating healthy really becomes a challenge! Better health is the gift you want to give yourself this holiday season. Make the commitment to remain mindful about your health during the holidays by trying these simple tips: EAT BETTER, NOT MORE Practicing mindful eating during the holiday season […]

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Type 2 Diabetes

  • November 16, 2022

Every day more Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports that 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed each year. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, it most often develops in people over age 45, but more children, teens, and young adults are developing it mostly due to the […]

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Whittier Street Health Center Recognizes National Diabetes Month

  • November 15, 2022

Whittier Street Health Center is proud to recognize November as National Diabetes Month, a time annually devoted to bringing attention to diabetes.  This year’s focus is on managing diabetes by building a health care team. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK; part of the National Institutes of Health), […]

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Boo to Bad Health: Monday 31, 2022!

  • October 31, 2022

Boo to Bad Health: Monday 31, 2022! 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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Healthy Aging Month

  • September 14, 2022

Whittier Street Health Center Celebrates “Healthy Aging Month” During September September is Healthy Aging Month, bringing attention to the positive aspects of growing older.  This month encourages older adults to take charge of their well-being, by aging with a healthy body and a healthy mind. Healthy Aging Month promotes celebrating life and helps individuals gain […]

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

  • September 12, 2022

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, dedicated to educating children and their families on how to prevent childhood obesity. According to the CDC, about 1 in 5 American children has obesity. Compared to children with healthy weight, children who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk for health problems such as asthma, […]

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Whittier Street Health Center’s Back to School BBQ

Whittier Street Health Center’s Back to School BBQ Let’s give a major cheer for another school year! Back to school season is in full swing and many parents are searching for answers as to how they will pay for their children’s school supplies. According to Deloitte’s 2022 back-to-school survey, parents plan to spend an average […]

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National HIV Testing Day

  • June 28, 2022

National HIV Testing Day By: Michelle Ward, Manager of Programs and Social Services, Whittier Street Health Center On Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, Whittier Street Health Center will honor National HIV Testing Day (June 27th) by encouraging everyone to get tested for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS. You can get tested in […]

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Men’s Health- Prostate Health Awareness

  • June 16, 2022

Prostate Health Awareness June 16, 2022 | Tags: men’s health, prostate health awareness Prostate Health Awareness by Stephen Wright, MD This month, Whittier Street Health Center is highlighting prostate health as our upcoming Men’s Health Summit is on Saturday, June 25th, 2022. Prostate health is a major men’s health issue and we want the men in our […]

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May is Haitian Heritage Month

  • May 31, 2022

  Whittier Celebrates:  May is Haitian Heritage Month May is Haitian Heritage Month, and Whittier Street Health Center is celebrating the diverse culture, heritage, contributions, and struggles of the Haitian community throughout history. Haitian Heritage Month was first celebrated in Boston 20 years ago to emphasize our Haitian constituents’ pride in their culture and heritage. The […]

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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).