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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.

Primary care physician: The CEO of your health

The primary care provider manages your health care. It is important to find one that fits your personal needs.

New kidney disease website launched

African Americans are more than three times as likely as whites to develop kidney failure. Once kidney function falls below a certain level, the only options for treatment are dialysis and transplantation.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare are supporting young families

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare understand that a lifetime of health begins at birth, which is why Brigham and Women’s Hospital has developed the Stronger Generations Initiative.

Regular screening can help prevent colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer. It is also largely preventable by regular screenings.

Over-the-counter drugs: A prescription for confusion

Many consumers mistakenly assume that over-the-counter drugs can do no harm. But when improperly used, these medicines are lethal, killing hundreds of Americans and causing tens of thousands of hospitalizations every year, federal data show.

Boston-based nonprofit uses dance, diet to fight obesity

Hub resident Destiny Edwards, now 13, made the decision to lead a healthier lifestyle and joined ShapeUp with Shaumba in 2012 to help.

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