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NEW Health and NEAD Host Annual Drug Awareness Day for North End Students

North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) recently held their annual drug awareness day for students and teachers at the Saint John and Eliot Schools. The aim of the event is to make students aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol,  and to stress the importance of making good choices. Over 100 sixth, seventh and Read More…

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Celebrate ‘Don’t Fry Day’ Over Memorial Day Weekend

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, and should be remembered as the outdoor / beach season kicks Read More…

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World Immunization Week 2018 Observed April 24-30

This year, World Immunization Week is April 24-30, 2018. The purpose of the week is to create awareness around the success of immunization and the important role it plays in the health and well-being of millions of people, worldwide. This year’s theme is “Protected together. #VaccinesWork” Immunizations save millions of lives and improve quality of Read More…

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Alcohol Awareness Month Observed in April

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance used in the U.S. 15.1 million people over the age of 18 have a diagnosis of AUD (alcohol use disorder); this is a medical condition used when a patient’s drinking causes distress or harm. Alcohol use disorder is the third leading lifestyle Read More…

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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: Ages 4—24 months: • Every child should have their first dental appointment before age 1. • You should wash their gums with a wash cloth after each feeding. • You can brush new teeth with a Read More…

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Advocates on “Red Alert” to Save Funding for Community Health Centers

Today, hundreds of advocates traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congress and demand a fix to the Health Center Funding Cliff. Many more coworkers, board members and patients across the country joined them in solidarity by wearing red for the Red Alert for Community Health Centers campaign, organized by the National Association of Community Read More…

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Learn to Spot the Differences Between Cold and Flu

During winter months, many people typically experience cold and flu symptoms. It’s important to know the signs of each one to better help recover. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has created a chart to help educate people on the differences between the two. The chart below details the difference between the cold and flu Read More…