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Breast cancer awareness: Detection and prevention

Sadly, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women. But it is also a cancer doctors have researched thoroughly and know much about, so it can be treated effectively. Finding breast cancer early reduces the chances ...

Anxiety: When worry or panic takes over

Anxiety is the most common type of mental health disorder. It is most often characterized by panic attacks, phobias or generalized anxiety disorder.

Suicide: A tragic decision

Although suicide is more common in whites, it is the third leading cause of death in blacks and whites between the ages of 10 and 14. The incidence is increasing in blacks.

Major depressive disorder

Depression is one of the most harmful mental health disorders.

Bipolar disorder

People with bipolar disorder have mood swings that shift from depression to mania or hypomania.

Mental Illness

Mental illness is one of the most common health disorders. Yet, a large percentage of those afflicted do not get treated.

Mental health providers

Although psychiatrists are doctors trained in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders, there are several other types of professionals that treat people with mental disorders.

Stigma of mental health: The sound of silence

A high percentage of people with mental health disorders often refrain from seeking care due to the stigma of mental health.

Insurance coverage increases the likelihood of getting preventive services

Screening tests can often find a disease before symptoms occur. The Affordable Care Act mandates that several screening tests be performed at no cost to the insured individual.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunizations are required for people of any age. Some conditions require one dose only while others are recommended yearly.

Partners HealthCare and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers collaborate to support young workforce

Community HealthCorps, a part of AmeriCorps, provides a diverse group of recent college graduates and veterans with opportunities as they enter the workforce. Young people participating in the Community HealthCorps Programs are given the chance to work in community health ...

Transient ischemic attack: A warning … and an opportunity

Although TIAs and stroke share symptoms, TIAs are transient and leave no permanent deficits. However, people who have a TIA are more likely to have a stroke.

Opticianry students gain a clearer vision for career success

Driven and determined are two words often used to describe Elisa Hornedo of Methuen. After all, she has excelled in academics since a young age, and has served as a strong role model for her three younger sisters.

Ebonie Woolcock, MD, MPH and Kraft Practitioner providing care at Bowdoin Street Health Center

Partners HealthCare and the Kraft family have collaborated to create the Kraft Center for Leadership and Training in Community Health. The Kraft Center aims to help develop the careers and leadership skills of excellent physicians and nurses who are committed ...

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 ...