Medical News


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.

STDs: Not always curable

Generally, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that are caused by bacteria or parasites are easy to treat. Often one dose or injection of antibiotics can do the trick.

What’s your number?

During regular checkups tests can be performed to evaluate the status of one’s health.

No age limit for vaccinations

You never outgrow the need for vaccinations. Protection from immunizations can wane over time and adults who were not vaccinated as children require catch-up shots.

Study raises questions about elderly, prescription drugs

Elderly Americans are prescribed medications in inexplicably different ways depending on where they live, according to a new report from Dartmouth researchers.

Former NFL star raises awareness of breast cancer in men

Ernie Green, 75, was a force to be reckoned with on the football field. He played seven seasons for the Cleveland Browns, and has two Pro Bowl appearances under his belt.

New hope for ovarian cancer screening

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most deadly cancer in women.

Partners in Service

This fall, 18 individuals are beginning their journeys into the field of health care as Community HealthCorps members.

Community-Oriented Pediatric Medical Homes

What does a patient centered medical home (PCMH) look like within primary care pediatrics? What is needed from a pediatric- centered medical home within the context of an urban community health center like Codman Square

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) obstetrician Audra Robertson thinks that birth outcomes in our community could be much better. That’s why she spends much of her time advising women on optimizing their health before, during and after pregnancy to prevent ...

The Dimock Center Leads the way in the integration of mental health care with obstetric care

Over the past two years, The Dimock Center in Roxbury has been one of the leading community centers in the country in efforts to integrate behavioral health with pediatrics.

Want to Fight Cancer with Your Fork? Now, there’s a new Android & iPhone app for that

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced that its popular, free nutrition app, Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer, is now available for the Android platform, in addition to the iPhone and other Apple devices.

Poll finds that blacks, Latinos worry over long-term care crises

As chair of the newly created federal Commission on Long-Term Care, I believe it is imperative for Americans to understand that 70 percent of us who live beyond the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care, on ...

Whittier Street Health Center receives $1.9 million federal grant to support patients from closed Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded the Whittier Street Health Center a $1.9 million grant to provide health-care services to patients formerly served by the Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center (RoxComp).