Take a deep breath in

Lung cancer is largely preventable. Almost 90 percent of all cases of lung cancer are caused by tobacco smoke, which contains known cancer-causing agents.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash, a type of winter squash, is heralded for its richness in vitamins A and C, fiber and potassium.

Whittier Street Health Center receives grants to support its medical services

Whittier Street Health Center has been awarded $1.48 million in grants in support of the expansion of its medical services.

Month-long Roxbury program helps community learn to manage diabetes

Massachusetts residents, community leaders and health and social service providers have come together to launch Roxbury Rising Against Diabetes, an effort aimed at increasing diabetes awareness and education.

Medication safety

Medication errors, which can result in harm or even death, are largely preventable.

Public Health Commission receives grant to promote healthy eating and physical activity in Roxbury

The Boston Public Health Commission received a federal grant to promote healthy eating and exercise in the Roxbury community.

Supporting Strong Moms at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center with help from Brigham and Women’s Hospital

People throughout the Partners HealthCare system are working to develop innovative new programs to provide support to new parents and their growing families.

OTC drugs: Safe when taken correctly

Although over-the-counter, or OTC drugs are available without a prescription, their ease of use has not diminished their potency. Dosages and precautions listed on Drug Facts Labels should be followed closely.

A healthy whole grain snack

A “healthy snack” sounds like an oxymoron. The two words seem to be on opposite ends. But that does not have to be the case. In this recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research, whole grains are combined with ...

Local woman uses education nonprofit to teach Ebola prevention in Guinea

Guinean-born Oumou Cherif is using her education-focused nonprofit organization to spread information about Ebola virus prevention.

Boston Public Health Commission reports decline in black infant mortality.

While infant mortality rates among blacks in Boston are still higher among those for whites, the city has seen a decrease in the gap over the last 10 years.

HPV vaccine remains underutilized

Although a vaccine for HPV has been available since 2006, the compliance rate remains low.

Partners HealthCare and the Kraft Center for Community Health Provide Support to Inspiring Physicians and Nurses

Robert Kraft and his family have made a generous gift to Partners HealthCare to create the Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership.

Farm-to-Plate Food Truck Will Deliver to Underserved Neighborhoods

Unable to access healthy meals easily in her own neighborhood, Roxbury native and food justice advocate Cassandria Campbell developed Fresh Food Generation(FFG)

Osteoarthritis: Oh, those painful knees

Osteoarthritis, which can range from mild to severe, is one of the most debilitating diseases in this country.