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…

Community Health & Environment

Celebrate ‘Don’t Fry Day’ on May 24

Don’t Fry Day has been observed in the United States for several years and is dedicated to raising awareness about protecting skin from the Sun so that it can’t cause cancer and other damage. The day is held on the Friday before Memorial Day – May 24 this year.  Skin cancer is the most common Read More…

Health & Environment

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and North End Waterfront Health challenges you to eat better! Making small changes in your food and beverage choices can help you follow a healthy diet and lead to better health. A healthy diet can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases (like Read More…

Health & Environment

February is 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…

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CDC Suggests Nine Tips for a Healthy 2019

For many, the new year is a time to reflect and consider making lifestyle changes that will improve aspects of their life. Resolutions are made to try new things or attempt to live healthier. For those interested, the CDC has put together a list of tips for living healthier in 2019: Commit to a healthier diet. Read More…

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Health Center Founder Elaine Wilson Honored at NEW Health Ceremony

North End Waterfront (NEW) Health held a small ceremony at the Coast Guard Base on Tuesday, December 18, to honor Elaine Wilson, the health center’s founder and first Chief Executive Officer. Wilson opened the health center – then North End Community Health Center – in April 1971. Wilson was the first female CEO of a health center Read More…

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Guidelines for Spotting the Difference Between Cold and Flu

The many similarities between the common cold and the flu can sometimes cause difficulty for people in understanding which they are suffering from. However, there are distinct differences that can help distinguish between the two. The New England Patient and Family Advisory Council has created a chart to help better understand each ailment and the specific Read More…

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National Hand Washing Awareness Week is December 2-8

National Hand Washing week occurs December 2nd through December 8th and is a fantastic way to promote better hygiene and reduce respiratory illnesses – particularly with children. Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one Read More…

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U.S. Raises 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 in Read More…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional or psychological abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence vary dramatically. Domestic violence can Read More…