Health & Environment

Prepare for the Blizzard with a Family Emergency Plan

by Mary Wright, RN, health educator at North End Waterfront Health With tomorrow’s predicted blizzard approaching, it is a good time to create or update your family emergency plan. Everyone should have family emergency plan, for events from weather-related emergencies, which may result in loss of water and power, to terror emergencies. Every family should Read More…

Health & Environment

14 Cold Weather Precautions to Take This Week

The following advisory was written by Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and posted by North End Waterfront Health. The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting bitter cold temperatures throughout the Commonwealth for the remainder of the week. As the temperatures continue to plummet, wind chills are expected to reach -15 to -30 degrees in some areas,” Read More…

Health & Environment

‘Less Effective’ Flu Shot Is Still Beneficial

by Marianne Aiello, public affairs officer for North End Waterfront Health The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the 2014 flu shot may be less effective than it normally is, due to the circulation of an unanticipated strain of the virus called H3N2. Because this strain has slightly mutated from the one used Read More…

Community

34 Questions Parents Should Ask When Looking for a Child Care Center

by Tim Clifford, director of North End Children’s Center (founded in 1826) There are a number of questions and concerns running through a parent’s mind when trying to find the right child care center or preschool for their child. To help parents with this task, we have created a handy list of questions that can Read More…

Community Event Notices Health & Environment

Free Flu Clinic on Saturday, November 15

North End Waterfront Health, located at 332 Hanover Street, is hosting a free flu clinic on Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this time, the flu shot will be free for everyone over the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 are not eligible to receive a free flu Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Health & Environment Photos & Videos

All Night Trivia at NEW Health ‘Friendraiser’ [Photos]

by Denise Clancy It was all Trivia all night long North End Waterfront Health hosted its 2nd Annual Trivia Night ‘Friendraiser’ at the Fisherman’s Club. There were 75+ people in attendance.  Friends, neighbors, moms & dads, and singles came together on a miserably rainy night to have a few laughs and enjoy pizza from Benevento’s. Read More…

Health & Environment Police & Fire

Preventing Overdoses in Public Restrooms

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has noticed through client report and community meetings that a substantial number of fatal drug overdoses (ODs) are occurring in public restrooms, located in public spaces such as hospitals, restaurants, train stations, and hotels. In these cases, victims are more likely to receive delayed care because they are using Read More…

Health & Environment

Flu Shot Recommendations from NEW Health

by John Foster, MD, Chief Medical Officer at North End Waterfront Health Flu season is just around the corner and everyone should consider getting a flu shot. The influenza vaccine is the best way to protect you and others from getting or spreading the flu.  We encourage all of our patients to consider getting a Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Information about Enterovirus D68

by Mary Wright, RN, health educator at North End Waterfront Health Enterovirus is a common virus that generally causes mild cold symptoms. Hand foot and mouth disease is also caused by a strain of enterovirus.  Hospitals in several states are reporting an increase in the number of children with a more virulent strain of Enterovirus Read More…

Community Health & Environment Schools

Back to School Tips from NEW Health

by Mary Wright, RN, health educator at North End Waterfront Health It’s back to school and time to think about what your child may need to make a smooth transition from summertime to school hours and rules. Here are some things to consider as your child heads back to school:  Immunizations need to be up Read More…