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Goldstein, Robert1/16/2019 8:15 AM0 
The HelpSteps database is maintained by Boston Public Health Commission and the United Way/Mass2-1-1 and offers 24-hour hotlines for those in need of services.
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Goldstein, Robert1/14/2019 1:34 PM0 
Mayor Walsh: Becoming an EMT is more than a career -- it's a noble commitment to serve our community.
YesYesYes1/14/2019 1:42 PM1/14/2019 1:50 PMApproved
Goldstein, Robert1/11/2019 2:07 PM0 
There is an increase in confirmed flu cases and emergency department visits due to influenza-like illness in Boston this year. A flu shot is highly encouraged for everyone over the age of six month.
YesNoYes1/11/2019 2:12 PM1/14/2019 1:28 PMApproved
Goldstein, Robert1/7/2019 7:30 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). Click here to learn how to prevent HPV and cervical cancer.
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NoNoYes1/3/2019 12:10 PM1/7/2019 11:03 AMApproved
Goldstein, Robert12/10/2018 6:00 PM0 
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of Manny Lopes as the Chair of Boston's Board of Health. Lopes was first appointed to the BOH in 2015 and currently serves as president and chief executive officer of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), one of the largest community health centers in the country.
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YesYesYes12/10/2018 6:00 PM12/10/2018 6:06 PMApproved
Goldstein, Robert12/1/2018 9:00 AM0 
It is important on this World AIDS Day for us to unite in the fight against HIV and show support for people living with HIV and to share information about where to get information, support and testing.
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YesNoYes11/30/2018 9:38 AM11/30/2018 9:52 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/20/2018 9:00 AM0 
​Thanksgiving is almost here! It's time to eat, be with family and friends, and think about Food Safety!
NoNoYes11/20/2018 8:47 AM11/20/2018 8:47 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali11/15/2018 9:00 AM0 
Asbestos is a dangerous chemical that has been used to build houses and other buildings.
NoNoYes11/14/2018 2:28 PM11/14/2018 2:28 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/25/2018 9:00 AM0 
The MA Lead Law protects a child's right to a lead-safe home. It requires the removal or covering of lead paint hazards in homes built before 1978 where any children under 6 live.
NoNoYes10/16/2018 1:21 PM10/16/2018 1:21 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/24/2018 9:00 AM0 
Here are a few steps you can take today to keep your family safe from lead poisoning.
NoNoYes10/16/2018 1:17 PM10/16/2018 1:17 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/23/2018 9:00 AM0 
Lead poisoning is when lead builds up in the body, usually over months or years.
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Ragan, Ali10/22/2018 9:00 AM0 
​Lead is a metal found in nature. It can be found in all parts of our environment – the air, the soil, the water, and even inside our homes.
NoNoYes10/16/2018 1:06 PM10/16/2018 1:06 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali10/15/2018 9:00 AM0 
HIV continues to be a serious threat to the health of Latinos. In 2016, Latinos made up 26% of the 40,324 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and 6 dependent areas; despite only making up 18% of the total US population.
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Ragan, Ali9/28/2018 11:19 AM0 
​Today is World Rabies Day! Rabies is a deadly, but preventable virus that causes more than 59,000 deaths each year worldwide.
NoNoYes9/28/2018 11:22 AM9/28/2018 11:22 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/24/2018 12:47 PM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today announced an increase in reported hepatitis Acases locally acquired in Boston since April 2018. The announcement comes as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced 65 total cases reported statewide, 30 of which were reported in Boston.
NoYesYes9/24/2018 12:51 PM9/24/2018 12:51 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali9/18/2018 9:00 AM0 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that people aged 50 and over accounted for 17% (6,725) of the 39,513 HIV diagnoses in 2015 in the United States. People aged 50 to 54 accounted for 45% (3,010) of the diagnoses among people aged 50 and over.
NoNoYes9/18/2018 12:14 PM9/18/2018 12:14 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/31/2018 8:53 AM0 
Residents are strongly urged to take steps to avoid mosquito bites after increase in reported cases and positive mosquito pools.
NoYesYes8/31/2018 8:58 AM8/31/2018 12:48 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/27/2018 3:15 PM0 
Los niños no son los únicos que necesitan vacunas, ¡los adultos también las necesitan! Incluso los adultos saludables pueden enfermarse gravemente.
NoNoYes8/6/2018 3:17 PM8/6/2018 3:17 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/27/2018 3:07 PM0 
Vaccines are not just for children. Immunizations are needed throughout life to stay healthy.

NoNoYes8/6/2018 3:10 PM8/6/2018 3:10 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/24/2018 4:00 PM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today announced that the first case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in a Boston resident this year.
NoYesYes8/28/2018 8:29 AM8/28/2018 11:32 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/20/2018 3:10 PM0 
Los preadolescentes y los adolescentes corren el riesgo de contraer enfermedades y necesitan la protección de las vacunas para mantenerlos sanos.
NoNoYes8/6/2018 3:15 PM8/6/2018 3:15 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/20/2018 3:04 PM0 
Preteens and teens are at risk for diseases and need the protection of vaccines to keep them healthy.
NoNoYes8/6/2018 3:07 PM8/6/2018 3:07 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/15/2018 12:06 PM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is holding a meeting of the Boston Biosafety Committee, an advisory group appointed by BPHC'sExecutive Director under the BPHC Biological Laboratory Regulation. 
NoNoYes8/15/2018 12:07 PM8/15/2018 12:07 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/13/2018 3:03 PM0 
​Las vacunas pueden ayudar a mantener protegidos a los bebés y niños pequeños de muchas enfermedades. Antes de los 2 años de edad, los niños son vacunados contra 14 enfermedades muy graves
NoNoYes8/6/2018 3:04 PM8/6/2018 3:04 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/13/2018 3:00 PM0 
Vaccines can protect children from 14 serious diseases before they turn 2! It's easy to think of these as diseases of the past. But the truth is they still exist. Children in the United States can—and do—still get some of these diseases. ​
NoNoYes8/6/2018 3:02 PM8/6/2018 3:02 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/6/2018 2:50 PM0 
¡Vacunas para mujeres embarazadas puede ayudar a mantener a la familia saludable! Esta lista contiene las 7 cosas más importante que usted debe de saber sobre las vacunas y las mujeres embarazadas. 
NoNoYes8/6/2018 3:00 PM8/6/2018 3:00 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali8/6/2018 2:46 PM0 
Vaccines for pregnant women can help keep a growing family healthy! Here are the top 7 things you need to know about vaccines and pregnancy.
NoNoYes8/6/2018 2:50 PM8/6/2018 2:50 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali7/28/2018 9:00 AM0 
400 million people worldwide are affected by viral hepatitis and every year, it is estimated that there are 6-10 million new cases. An estimated 95% of people with hepatitis do not know there are infected. That is why it is important that we start talking about hepatitis, what we can do to protect ourselves from this infection, and treatment options.
NoNoYes7/27/2018 8:38 AM7/27/2018 8:38 AMApproved
Ragan, Ali7/27/2018 5:17 PM0 
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today alerted the public of a potential measles exposure at two Boston locations, after receiving notification of a confirmed case of measles. Anyone who visited the following locations during the specified dates and times could become ill between July 26 and August 10, 2018.
NoYesYes7/27/2018 5:20 PM7/27/2018 5:20 PMApproved
Ragan, Ali7/26/2018 3:11 PM0 
​The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) hosted its ninth Annual Breakup Summit at Simmons College today, bringing together more than 200 teens from across Boston for a discussion about the impact media has in teenage breakups. This year's summit included a screening of the second season of "The Halls," a web series first released in 2014 that aims to address teen dating violence and relationships.
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