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Ragan, Ali7/9/2018 9:00 AM0 
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) recommends that no one eat any shellfish and most individuals not eat any fish caught from the Lower Mystic River Area.
NoNoYes7/9/2018 2:03 PM7/12/2018 3:20 PMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina7/6/2018 2:00 PM0 
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today announced that a mosquito pool in Jamaica Plain has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
NoYesYes7/6/2018 4:43 PM7/6/2018 4:45 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali6/27/2018 9:00 AM0 
June 27th is National Testing Day! On this day, let's raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV.
NoNoYes6/27/2018 10:37 AM6/27/2018 10:37 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali6/25/2018 9:00 AM0 
Mosquitoes in Boston are most active and most likely to carry disease from July to September, but they can spread disease until the first hard frost (as late as November).
NoNoYes6/25/2018 3:30 PM6/25/2018 3:30 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali6/19/2018 9:00 AM0 
On Saturday, June 16 the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) hosted "Healing Power: A Celebration of Cancer Survivorship" at The Guild, bringing Boston residents together in a celebration of life. The event was co-hosted by the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.
NoYesYes6/19/2018 10:24 AM6/19/2018 10:24 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina6/13/2018 8:05 AM0 
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today announced the launch of the "We Are Green & Clean" campaign. Green & Clean businesses work to reduce occupational and environmental health exposures in auto shops, nail salons, and hair salons.
NoYesYes6/14/2018 10:52 AM6/14/2018 10:56 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina6/11/2018 6:05 PM0 
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today celebrated the graduation of 20 EMT recruits and recognized nine department members recently promoted, in a ceremony at Faneuil Hall held before family and friends.
NoYesYes6/12/2018 11:29 AM6/12/2018 11:56 AMApproved
Vivas, Ana Karina6/8/2018 9:00 AM0 
Updated CityHealth ratings show Boston is setting the gold standard for smart policymaking
NoYesYes7/5/2018 4:01 PM7/5/2018 4:01 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali6/1/2018 9:00 AM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department yesterday launched the 2018 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The series starting next Monday, June 4, will bring 30 free fitness classes per week to parks in 18 neighborhoods across the City.
NoYesYes6/1/2018 8:18 AM6/1/2018 8:18 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali5/19/2018 9:00 AM0 
May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month. Here's what you need to know to about staying healthy when it comes to Hepatitis.
NoNoYes4/30/2018 9:59 AM4/30/2018 9:59 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali5/18/2018 9:00 AM0 
​In honor of National Women's Health Week, we're recognizing four Whittier Street residents, all amazing women, who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle. They recently had the chance to take a field trip to the new Daily Table store in Dudley square and the REACH:PHH team was able to pull them aside for a short interview.
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Ragan, Ali4/27/2018 8:11 AM0 
Mayor Martin J. Walsh is encouraging Bostonians to play a role in curbing the misuse and theft of prescription drugs by dropping off their expired, unused, and unwanted medications on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The kiosk service is free and anonymous, and available at any of the following locations:
NoYesYes4/27/2018 8:14 AM4/27/2018 8:14 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali4/23/2018 9:00 AM0 
Most sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be cured with the right medicine.
NoNoYes4/5/2018 2:44 PM4/5/2018 2:44 PMApproved
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. 

NoNoYes4/8/2018 1:58 PM4/8/2018 1:59 PMApproved
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.
NoNoYes3/14/2018 9:00 AM3/14/2018 9:00 AMApproved
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.​
NoNoYes2/1/2018 7:00 AM2/1/2018 7:00 AMApproved
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
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