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NEW Health Offers Urgent Care Appointments

North End Waterfront Health, located at 332 Hanover Street, is now opening its doors to patients in need of urgent appointments, for issues such as illness, infections, and minor injuries. Anyone is eligible to take advantage of this service—one does not need to have a physician at the health center. “As part of our continuing Read More…

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Vaccination Info Session at North End Waterfront Health

Date: Thursday, October 24 Drop-In Times: 8-9 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. Where: 332 Hanover Street Vaccines were developed to protect people from dangerous and often fatal diseases. Today’s vaccines are safe and effective. Every year people die from diseases that could have been prevented. Some of these diseases are the flu, measles and whooping cough. Read More…

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NCQA Recognizes NEW Health as Patient-Centered Medical Home

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently recognized North End Waterfront Health as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The health center received this accolade for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long term participative relationships. The NCQA is a private, non-profit organization whose goal is to improve the healthcare Read More…

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How to Stay Safe During a Heat Emergency

by Mary Wright, RN, health educator at North End Waterfront Health During periods of extreme heat it is important that you find ways to stay cool and safe. Drink plenty of fluids. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink fluids. Water is the best drink. It is important to avoid alcoholic beverages and liquids Read More…

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NEW Health Pediatrics Scores High in Patient Satisfaction

North End Waterfront Health’s pediatric practice scored high in patient satisfaction when compared to other pediatricians nationwide, according to a private patient satisfaction survey. 100% of parents whose children are seen by a physician at NEW Health said they would recommend their child’s provider to family and friends, according to the survey, which was conducted Read More…

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NEW Health Prepares to Install New Elevator

North End Waterfront Health is preparing to install a new elevator next week in an effort to provide patients with quicker, smoother transportation between floors. The interior of the elevator cab will also be revamped, creating a sleek new look. Construction is expected to last four weeks due to the specialized work required. NEW Health’s Read More…

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Sun Safety Tips from NEW Health

by North End Waterfront Health’s Health Educator Mary Wright, RN It’s summer and time to be out enjoying the warm weather. Here are some things to remember to keep you and your children safe in the sun: Use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen. Everyone, even those with darkly Read More…

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The Facts About Seasonal Allergies

by Mary Wright, RN, Health Educator, North End Waterfront Health About 20% of people have allergic rhinitis. Symptoms may include runny nose, itchy watery eyes and nasal congestion. People with asthma or a family history of allergies are at a greater risk of developing allergies. People may suffer from either seasonal rhinitis (symptoms at various Read More…

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NEW Health to Host Public Drop-In Session in Response to Marathon Tragedy

The North End, and the entire City of Boston, is shaken and distressed by Monday’s tragic events. Even if you did not personally experience direct physical trauma from these events, they may present with emotional distress. It is very common for people to experience emotional aftershocks when they have experienced a horrible event directly or Read More…