Health & Environment

NEW Health Celebrates National Health Center Week With Nazzaro Center

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, NEW Health hosted its annual North End Jamboree with the Nazzaro Center. The event was held in conjunction with National Health Center Week; a weeklong celebration where health centers across the country hold events to bring awareness to the work they do. The day included a barbecue, entertainment, and activities. Read More…

Health & Environment

NEW Health Suggests Eye Safety Tips During Solar Eclipse

On August 21, a total solar eclipse (partial in Boston) will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979, following a path that crosses the country from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Tens of millions of people who live within a 70-mile radius of its cross-country track will witness the eclipse in Read More…

Health & Environment

NEW Health Celebrates National Health Center Week

From August 13-19, 2017, community health centers across the country will be celebrating National Health Center Week. National Health Center Week is an annual event meant to bring awareness to community health centers across the country, and to highlight all they do for their host communities. Organizations all across the nation will be holding events Read More…

Community

How to Stay Safe During a Heat Emergency

It’s summer and hot temperatures are here. During periods of extreme heat it is important that you find ways to stay cool and safe. Here are some terms that are used to describe heat conditions: Heat wave:  3 or more consecutive days of temperatures of 90 degrees F. Excessive heat warning: daytime highs of 105 Read More…

Health & Environment People

NEW Health CEO Honored by Massachusetts Community Health Center Officials

Members of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and other community health officials across the state gathered last night at Il Molo restaurant in the North End to honor NEW Health CEO, Jim Luisi. Luisi has been elected as the board chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC); he’s set to Read More…

Health & Environment

Spring Cleaning List Should Include Medicine Cabinet

When spring rolls around each year, many take it as an opportunity to do spring cleaning; which often times includes going through old things that we don’t use or wear anymore. One place that you should include on your cleaning list is the medicine cabinet. It’s a spot that we tend to forget about but Read More…

Health & Environment

Sugar Sweetened Beverages Pose Significant Health Risks

March is National Nutrition month. It is a good time for a refresher on the potential health risks of consuming too many sugar sweetened beverages. Sugary drinks are a major cause of the obesity epidemic in the United States; they have been linked to poor diets, weight gain, diabetes and heart disease. Soda is the number Read More…

Health & Environment

“Go Red for Women” Day Raises Awareness for Heart Disease in Women

Friday February 3, 2017 is national “Go Red for Women” day. People are asked to wear red to raise awareness about the rate of heart disease in women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. In fact, more women than men die each year from heart attacks. 1 Read More…