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Ragan, Ali1/5/2018 11:51 AM0 
We are excited to share with you the accomplishments of the three-year Let's Get Healthy, Boston! (LGHB) project and to preview what comes next.
NoNoYes1/5/2018 12:12 PM1/9/2018 6:52 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali1/5/2018 11:07 AM0 
Looking for cold weather resources? Here's our advice for staying healthy and safe while shoveling and heating your home today.
NoNoYes1/5/2018 11:17 AM1/5/2018 11:17 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali1/3/2018 12:25 PM0 
With reports of extreme weather heading to Boston tomorrow, it's important that we look out for one another. This blog features a few shelter and recovery resources available in the City of Boston. Remember, if someone needs immediate help, call 911.​
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Ragan, Ali1/2/2018 2:41 PM0 
What healthy steps forward are you taking in 2018? Here's what you need to know about the benefits of-- and steps to-- increasing your water intake.
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Ragan, Ali1/1/2018 9:00 AM0 
Cada año, aproximadamente 12.000 mujeres en los Estados Unidos son diagnosticadas con cáncer cervical y casi 4.000 mujeres terminan muriendo de esta enfermedad. Unas de las causas más comunes del cáncer cervical es el virus del papiloma humano (VPH).
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Ragan, Ali1/1/2018 9:00 AM0 
Each year, about 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer and about 4,000 women die from it. One of the main causes of cervical cancer is the human papillomavirus (HPV).
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Vivas, Ana Karina12/19/2017 2:10 PM0 
Recently-awarded funds will expand public health and first responder collaboration, connecting individuals and families with recovery services following an overdose
NoYesYes12/19/2017 2:31 PM12/19/2017 2:31 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali12/8/2017 9:42 AM0 
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible gas. You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. It comes from anything that burns fuel such as natural gas, gasoline, oil, wood, or charcoal. Common sources of CO are stoves, fireplaces, cars, space heaters, grills, home heating systems, and clothes dryers.
NoNoYes12/8/2017 9:53 AM12/8/2017 9:53 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali12/4/2017 9:00 AM0 
December 3-9, 2017 is National Influenza Vaccination Week! Have you been vaccinated yet?
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Ragan, Ali12/4/2017 9:00 AM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is encouraging residents to receive their flu shot this week during National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination.

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Vivas, Ana Karina12/1/2017 4:30 PM0 
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today celebrated the graduation of 22 EMT recruits and recognized seven department members recently promoted, in a ceremony at Faneuil Hall held before family and friends.
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Ragan, Ali12/1/2017 9:00 AM0 
December 1st is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV and show their support for people living with HIV.  Did you know that 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV? Thanks to better treatments, HIV is no longer a death sentence. People with HIV are now living longer and with a better quality of life than ever before.  However, people's attitudes continue to make living with HIV hard. This World AIDS Day, learn the facts about HIV and help take a stand against HIV stigma!
NoNoYes11/27/2017 10:29 AM11/27/2017 10:29 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/27/2017 1:11 PM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today announced a coordinated set of resources for the prevention and management of diabetes, a chronic disease affecting eight percent of adult Bostonians, according to BPHC. The announcement was made during National Diabetes Month, when communities across the country bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. ​
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Vivas, Ana Karina11/22/2017 2:40 PM0 
PHAB-accredited health departments demonstrate the capacity to serve their communities well
NoYesYes11/22/2017 2:40 PM11/22/2017 2:40 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/22/2017 9:00 AM0 
​In response to the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), many people who work in the fields of public safety, environmental health, and healthcare have joined other humanitarian aid workers in volunteering to go to these areas to support on-going recovery response efforts.
YesNoYes11/21/2017 10:32 AM11/21/2017 10:32 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/21/2017 8:49 AM0 
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today announced the completion of a "You Are Loved" mural, a collaboration with a local artist and guests of the City's emergency shelter for men, the Southampton Street Shelter.
NoYesYes11/21/2017 8:51 AM11/21/2017 8:51 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/17/2017 3:48 PM0 
Born in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement has made its way across the world and touched many lives in Boston in the past decade.  Supported widely among Boston residents, including our very own Patriots' and Bruins' players, organizations such as Dana Farber, the Harvard Hospitals Network, local restaurants and many more, Movember has truly become part of a November tradition in Boston.
NoNoYes11/17/2017 4:03 PM11/17/2017 4:03 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/14/2017 5:00 PM0 
​Tomorrow, Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University's School of Public Health, will present on gun violence as a public health issue, advocating towards solutions like restricting the availability of guns, making guns safer, and rethinking concealed-carry laws.
NoYesYes11/15/2017 8:42 AM11/15/2017 8:42 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/6/2017 2:44 PM0 
​Thinking about getting a tattoo? Here's what you need to know to do so safely.
NoNoYes11/6/2017 2:51 PM11/6/2017 2:52 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/2/2017 3:08 PM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has been awarded a $100,000 community grant through the Aetna Foundation's Cultivating Healthy Communities program. The funds will be used to implement a promotional campaign for the Green & Clean business recognition program, which works to reduce occupational and environmental health exposures in auto shops, nail salons, and hair salons in Boston.
NoYesYes11/2/2017 3:09 PM11/2/2017 3:09 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/1/2017 9:00 AM0 
In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Food Access (OFA) and the City of Boston Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), the Boston Public Health Commission developed a Community Food Resources List and Map.
YesNoYes11/1/2017 8:36 AM11/1/2017 8:37 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina10/28/2017 9:30 AM0 
Today, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services (ORS), the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and the Boston Police Department (BPD) are encouraging Bostonians to play a role in curbing the misuse and theft of prescription drugs by dropping of their expired, unused, and unwanted medications at 11 disposal kiosks located around the city.
NoYesYes10/28/2017 9:18 AM10/28/2017 9:19 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina10/27/2017 1:45 PM0 
The grant will serve 180 Latina women and their children in Entre Familia, a City residential substance use treatment program that offers culturally sensitive, gender-specific care and services.
NoYesYes10/27/2017 4:10 PM10/27/2017 4:12 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/23/2017 10:42 AM0 
Did you know that lead paint is the most common source of lead exposure in children, and is common in homes built before 1978? Since most homes in Boston were built before 1978, children in Boston are at increased risk of lead exposure. Lead exposure often leads to lead poisoning, which may cause developmental delays, neurologic changes, abdominal pain, and irritability. Children are exposed to lead mostly through lead paint in their homes, through the ingestion and inhalation of leaded dust and chips from deteriorating lead paint or soil contaminated with lead in their yards.
NoNoYes10/23/2017 10:49 AM10/23/2017 10:49 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina10/17/2017 9:10 AM0 
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor's Office of Recovery Services, the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and Boston University today announced the completion of a mural on the Finland Building at 774 Albany Street in Boston.​
NoYesYes10/27/2017 3:49 PM10/27/2017 4:11 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/16/2017 9:00 AM0 
The 2017 theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Antibiotic Resistance. Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of a medicine to which they were once sensitive. Thus this medicine is unable to treat and cure an infection caused by that bacterium. Antibiotic resistance is rising in all parts of the world. Tuberculosis and gonorrhea are some of the infections that are becoming harder to treat. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics have made them become less effective. Poor infection prevention and control also add to this problem.
NoNoYes10/11/2017 2:24 PM10/11/2017 2:24 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/15/2017 9:00 AM0 
HIV continues to be a serious threat to the health of Latinos. In 2015, Latinos made up about one quarter of all new cases of HIV in the United States; despite only making up 18% of the total US population. There has also been a rise of HIV cases among Latino men who have sex with men (MSM).
NoNoYes10/10/2017 9:41 AM10/10/2017 9:41 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/15/2017 9:00 AM0 
El VIH continúa ser una seria amenaza para la salud de latinos. En 2015, los latinos representaban casi una cuarta parte de todos los nuevos casos estimados de infección por el VIH en los Estados Unidos a pesar de sólo representar alrededor del 18% de la población total de Estados Unidos. También ha habido un aumento de casos de VIH entre hombres latinos que tienen relaciones sexuales con hombres (HSH).
NoNoYes10/10/2017 9:43 AM10/10/2017 9:43 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/12/2017 10:23 AM0 
Yesterday at the Board of Health meeting, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) introduced the newly selected 2017-2019 Health Equity Advisory Committee. The diverse, 10-member group will advise the BPHC in the development of policy matters, communications, data, and inclusive community engagement practices.
NoYesYes10/12/2017 10:25 AM1/9/2018 12:35 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/11/2017 9:00 AM0 
​Today, the Boston Board of Health will announce the new Health Equity Advisory Committee, a 10-member group which will advise the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) in the development of policy matters, communications, data, and inclusive community engagement practices.  
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