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Ragan, Ali4/23/2018 9:00 AM0 
Most sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be cured with the right medicine.
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Ragan, Ali4/21/2018 9:00 AM0 
​April 21-28, 2018 is National Infant Immunization Week. Are your children's vaccinations up-to-date?
NoNoYes4/19/2018 4:09 PM4/19/2018 4:09 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali4/21/2018 9:00 AM0 
El 21 al 28 de abril, 2018 celebramos la Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil.  ¿Están vacunados sus hijos?
NoNoYes4/19/2018 4:12 PM4/19/2018 4:12 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali4/16/2018 9:00 AM0 
​Many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) don't have any symptoms. If you're having sex, getting tested is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health and it's the only way to know for sure if you're infected.
NoNoYes4/5/2018 2:41 PM4/5/2018 2:41 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali4/12/2018 9:00 AM0 
​Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak and John Fernandez to the Boston Board of Health as well as Dr. Jennifer Lo as the Boston Public Health Commission's (BPHC) new Medical Director.​
NoYesYes4/12/2018 10:45 AM4/12/2018 10:45 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali4/10/2018 9:00 AM0 
April 10th is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is important for young people to be provided with the tools they need to reduce their risk of getting HIV. Young people need to understand what HIV is, how it is transmitted, and what they can do to protect themselves. 

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Ragan, Ali4/9/2018 1:27 PM0 
During April, organizations across the US host events to highlight sexual violence as a public health, human rights, and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.
NoNoYes4/9/2018 1:37 PM4/9/2018 1:37 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali4/9/2018 9:00 AM0 
​Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported notifiable disease in the United States. In 2016, a total of 468,514 cases of gonorrhea were reported in the United States. During 2015–2016, the rate of reported gonorrhea cases increased 18.5%.
NoNoYes4/5/2018 2:37 PM4/5/2018 2:37 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali4/5/2018 2:29 PM0 
April is National Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness month. It is the perfect time to discuss what we know about STIs and what we can do to protect ourselves from them!
NoNoYes4/5/2018 2:33 PM4/5/2018 2:33 PMApproved
Nesin, Marjorie4/2/2018 8:59 AM0 
On Tuesday, April 3, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., staff will be greeting guests in the lobby of our headquarters at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue and sharing information about the programs that support families in our community with their health needs.

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Ragan, Ali3/30/2018 6:55 AM0 
The Daily Table is a not-for-profit grocery store that recently opened its second store in Dudley Square. Following our last visit to the location for its Grand Opening, we went back to see how things have been going. We talked with store manager Marvin Clark. Here is what he had to say.

NoNoYes3/30/2018 7:11 AM3/30/2018 9:32 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina3/26/2018 9:00 AM0 
Members were recognized for their outstanding performance in going above and beyond normal duties to provide the highest quality care for patients
NoYesYes3/28/2018 2:28 PM3/28/2018 2:28 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali3/24/2018 9:00 AM0 
Tuberculosis (TB) has been around for a very long time.  Thanks to medical advances and public health efforts, we are now able to prevent and cure most TB. Although we have dramatically decreased the rates of TB in Massachusetts, it has not disappeared.
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Ragan, Ali2/13/2018 9:00 AM0 
​We are pleased to present BPHC's 2017 Annual Report. This report is an overview of our programs and services that play a critical role in carrying out our mission of protecting, preserving, and promoting the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable.
NoNoYes2/13/2018 8:33 AM2/13/2018 8:33 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina2/8/2018 8:00 AM0 
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the release of the latest Health of Boston report that presents the overall health of Boston residents, providing a foundation for the City's further planning and implementation of health-related services and policies, and supports the Boston Public Health Commission's (BPHC) critical role in furthering health equity in Boston.
NoYesYes2/8/2018 9:35 AM2/8/2018 9:35 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali2/7/2018 9:00 AM0 
African Americans are the racial group most affected by HIV in the United States. In 2015, African Americans made up 12% of the US population, but accounted for 45% of new HIV cases. Forty-eight (48%) of those diagnosed with AIDS in the United States were African Americans. At the end of 2013, 40% (498,400) of the people living with HIV in the US were African American, and 1 in 8 did not know they were infected.​
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Ragan, Ali2/5/2018 9:00 AM0 
Things that are good for the teeth are also good for our overall health.  This is especially true for children, whose bodies are growing and developing (before our very eyes!).
NoNoYes1/29/2018 2:05 PM1/29/2018 2:05 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali2/2/2018 8:13 AM0 
​Funds awarded will assist salons in building ventilation systems compliant with the BPHC Nail Salon Regulation​.
NoYesNo2/2/2018 8:15 AM2/2/2018 8:15 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali2/1/2018 9:00 AM0 
National Children's Dental Health Month is a month-long health observance that brings together dental professionals, health care providers and others to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health in children.
NoNoYes1/29/2018 2:08 PM1/29/2018 2:08 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali1/26/2018 9:00 AM0 
Healthy and affordable food lovers, rejoice! We're excited to share that the Daily Table is opening its second store on Friday, January 26th, 2018 in the heart of Boston, Dudley Square! The new store is located on 2201 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119. Doors open 8am-8pm, Monday through Friday, with shorter hours, 11AM-7pm, on Sundays.
NoNoYes1/29/2018 7:19 AM1/29/2018 7:19 AMApproved
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.
NoNoYes1/2/2018 2:45 PM1/2/2018 2:45 PMApproved
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).
NoNoYes12/20/2017 8:27 AM12/20/2017 8:32 AMApproved
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).
NoNoYes12/20/2017 8:31 AM12/20/2017 8:31 AMApproved
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?
NoNoYes12/1/2017 1:06 PM12/1/2017 1:06 PMApproved
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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