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National Nutrition Month

By Mallory Shan, RD, LDN, Nutritionist March is National Nutrition Month! National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly known as the American Dietetic Association, which aims to promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Enjoy the Taste of […]


American Heart Health Month

By Nicole S. Mitton Grant Writer/Communications Specialist Heart disease describes several problems related to plaque accretion in the walls of the arteries. The arteries narrow as the plaque builds up, making it more difficult for blood to flow. This creates a risk for heart attack or stroke. Other types of heart disease include heart failure, […]


The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Mammography Suite at Whittier

The profusion of pink among all the orange, yellow, and brown serves as a reminder that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most lethal cancer for women in the US, and about 1 in 8 women will get it during their lifetime. Although rates of deaths from breast cancer have […]


Top Ten Fall Fruits and Vegetables

The fall season has begun, and cool breezes bring relief from summer’s heat. It’s also time for fall foods! Massachusetts has a longer harvest of cool-weather crops, so keep an eye out for seasonal fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle, at your local farmer’s markets, or the Fresh Truck here at Whittier on Tuesdays […]


Whittier Health Blog

Whittier’s blog posts are coming soon! In the meantime, you can visit these other health blogs: Global Health Policy Health Affairs Blog Harvard Health Blog


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).