Announcements Health & Environment

National Kids Dental Health Month

February is “National Kids Dental Health Month”. Here are some guidelines for good dental health for your child: Children should brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and clean between their teeth daily. Children should eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks. Children should see a dentist regularly for Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

Healthy Eating Plate —A General Approach to Good Nutrition

Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate is an easy guide to good nutrition and health. Foods to Increase: Fill at least half your plate with non-starchy vegetables; Include healthy fats like olive oil, avocado, nuts, and fatty fish; Drink water. Balance Your Calories: Enjoy food, but eat less; Reduce portion sizes, put less on your plate; Be Read More…

Health & Environment

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month is an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

State Releases 2019 Opioid-Related Death Information

According to Mass.gov, Massachusetts confirmed 1,091 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2019, with the possibility of an estimated 332 to 407 additional deaths. While this number represents a decrease compared with previous years, opioid-related deaths continue to be a devastating epidemic for the city of Boston. It is important to remember that opioid-related deaths are preventable Read More…

Community Featured

Christmas Fund Luncheon Committee Donates $2,000 in Grocery Cards to Eliot School

The North End Christmas Fund Luncheon Committee visited the Eliot K-8 School earlier this week to donate $2,000 worth of grocery gift cards from Star Market to help support Eliot students as well as their families. The Christmas Fund Luncheon is an annual event that raises money to help support North End families who are Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment

NEW Health Seeks North End Residents for Focus Group

North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) is seeking residents of the North End to participate in a community focus group. The focus group will be conducted at the health center, located at 332 Hanover Street, on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 5:30 PM. This is part of a community needs assessment that the health center Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

CDC Shares Risk Factors and Warning Signs to Aide Suicide Prevention

In light of a recent high-profile news story, it is important to spread awareness around suicides and suicide prevention. According to the CDC, suicide is at a 30-year high. It is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States; 54% of suicide deaths are not related to mental health issues. Suicide is defined Read More…

Health & Environment

CDC Recommended Tips for Avoiding Germs During Flu Season

During cold and flu season, handwashing is the best way to prevent yourself and your family from getting sick. Germs are everywhere; they get on our hands and items that we touch. Handwashing can prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infections such as cold and flu, and 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses. Do not use hand Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

New Health Program Partners with Centers to Expand Access to HIV Prevention Medication

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently launched Ready, Set, PrEP, a national program that makes medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken daily to prevent HIV, available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage. HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Center program will support Ready, Set, PrEP by working closely with Read More…