Health & Environment

Great American Smokeout Encourages Smokers to Quit for One Day

The Great American Smoke Out is held every year on the third Thursday of November.  This year it is on November 17, 2016. The first Smoke Out was in California in 1976. It became a national event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, in 1977. The Great American Smoke Out has helped to change laws related to Read More…

Health & Environment

NEW Health: Spread COPD Awareness in November

November is COPD Awareness Month. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a serious lung disease that makes it hard for people to breath.  COPD can also be referred to as chronic bronchitis or emphysema. When you have COPD, the airways are partially blocked so it makes it hard to get air Read More…

Health & Environment

NEW Health: Spreading Awareness About Domestic Violence

Along with several others, October is domestic violence awareness month. Domestic violence can be an extremely difficult issue to deal with, as many people have trouble coming to terms with the idea that their relationships may be unhealthy. Although it can be unpleasant, there are important questions you should ask: Does my partner ever… Put me Read More…

Health & Environment

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives; it kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there are a number of risk factors. Risks that you cannot change include Age – the Read More…

Community

NEW Health Observes National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month.  Recovery Month is a national observance to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can make it possible for those with a mental health and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. This observation promotes the belief that behavioral health is essential to health, Read More…

Health & Environment

Emergency Preparedness Month

September is “Emergency Preparedness Month”.  It’s a good time to review or make a safety plan. Everyone should have an emergency family plan. A plan is needed for all emergencies not just for a terror emergency. There are weather emergencies such as hurricane or blizzard and emergencies related to loss of power or water. Every Read More…

Health & Environment

Heat Safety when Playing Sports

Summer heat and humidity can be dangerous for athletes as they get ready for the fall season. Here are some steps that coaches can take to keep the athletes safe: Schedule practices during the coolest part of the day; early in the day or in the evening. Have the athletes take frequent and longer breaks when Read More…

Health & Environment

Safety Tips When You’re Out and About

On August 2nd, the North End community celebrated National Night Out. The event is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. In honor of the day, here are some street safety tips to keep in mind when you are out and about: When leaving home, be sure Read More…

Health & Environment

NEW Health Celebrates National Health Center Week, August 7-13

North End Waterfront Health is part of a network of more than 1500 “federally qualified” health centers nationwide serving more than 24 million Americans. They provide a range of preventive primary care services- including screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer – to one in 14 Americans. For more than 50 years, our mission has Read More…

Health & Environment

How to Stay Safe During a Heat Emergency

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 high in sugar and caffeine. Never leave anyone – including pets Read More…