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Making a physical exam your primary concern

An annual physical exam is the easiest way to prevent an illness. During a routine exam, you will have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked and undergo routine screenings. Those tests may identify diseases or ailments that you weren’t aware ...

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute observes National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

The U.S. House of Representatives has designated the third week of every April as “National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.”

Kidney failure: A leading cause of death in African Americans

Kidney failure is one of the leading causes of death in African Americans in this country. African Americans are almost four times as likely as whites to develop kidney failure, according to the National Kidney Disease Education Program. While blacks ...

Caring for the whole you

The Mattapan Community Health Center has created an innovative approach to behavioral health care by including this care directly with primary care. This effort was led in partnership with Boston Medical Center, Wheelock College, the Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention and ...

Kidney failure: A leading cause of death in African Americans

Chronic kidney disease, which results largely from diabetes and high blood pressure, is often preventable.

Partners HealthCare and College for America Provide Employees Opportunities for Educational Advancement

Partners HealthCare is working to ensure that all of its employees have access to a variety of educational opportunities that are well suited to their needs and lifestyles.

Almost 50 percent of cases of cancer are preventable

With healthy lifestyles almost half of the most common cancers can be prevented.

Heart disease: Myths vs. reality

Misperceptions about heart disease are common. Knowing the facts can save your life.

Heart disease in women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and kills more women than all types of cancer combined.

Partners Healthcare and Roxbury Presbyterian Church Collaborate to Ease Community Violence and Trauma

Partners HealthCare is aware of the impact of trauma and is committed to healing efforts aimed at improving the health of individuals and communities. That’s why Partners is working with Reverend Liz Walker and the Roxbury Presbyterian Church’s trauma program, ...

Cancer of the uterus: the most common GYN cancer

Early detection and treatment of uterine cancer can increase the survival rate.

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.

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.

HPV vaccine remains underutilized

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

Osteoarthritis: Oh, those painful knees

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

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