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Tips for a Healthy 2017

The New Year has arrived and with it, many resolutions and goals to set for ourselves. Improving health is always high on the list, but it can seem like a big task. Becoming healthier in 2017 doesn’t have to be hard; here are some tips from the CDC that...

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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...

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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: 1. Schedule practices during the coolest part of the day; early in the day or in the evening. 2....

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Dealing with Summer Allergies

The warm weather is back, and with it: seasonal allergies. About 20% of people have allergic rhinitis. Symptoms may include runny nose, itchy watery eyes and nasal congestion. People with asthma or a family history of allergies are at a greater risk of developing allergies. People may suffer from...

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Summer Eye Protection

It’s that time of year again: the warm weather is on its way! It’s important to take precautions to protect yourself from the sun. Many people use sunscreen for their skin, but it’s also important to protect your eyes; check out our poster for more information.

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Dirty Needle Safety

  Finding dirty needles in parks and other recreational areas is a concern throughout the city. Dirty needles can spread diseases like HIV and Hep C. This article explains some things to consider if you do come across dirty needles.  What to do if you find a dirty needle:...

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NEW Health Charlestown is Hiring!

NEW Health Charlestown, opened this fall at 15 Tufts Street, is hiring for several clinical and administrative positions. The health center is a satellite of North End Waterfront Health, a federally funded health center located at 332 Hanover Street in the North End. NEW Health Charlestown will provide a...

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