Medical News


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).

Massachusetts Health centers receive much-needed funding to educate uninsured

The Affordable Care Act was created to open the doors to health coverage for those who do not have it and now the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has doled out $150 million to help health centers around ...

Partners HealthCare Hospitals are working to improve men’s health in our communities

The founding hospitals of Partners HealthCare are addressing Men’s health in innovative ways. Here are just two examples: The Brigham and Women’s Hospital is addressing violence as a disease — one that disproportionately affects low income and vulnerable people, and ...

Whittier Street Men’s Health Summit emphasizes prevention, fitness — and dancing

Billy Blanks Jr. knows you can’t dance away all your problems. But the second-generation fitness guru and choreographer also knows you can dance your way to better health and have a good time doing it. That’s the message he will ...

Nutrition experts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute share tips on balanced and healthy eating

Warm weather is finally here, and it’s time to get outdoors, enjoy the sun and kick-start your workout routine. Whether training for a marathon, triathalon or a 5K, we are all looking for the best nutrition guidance for peak performance.

Everyone Deserves ‘A Place to Disclose’

The room in Codman Square Health Center grew still right before each of the men in the group began to relive the moments that changed their lives forever — the moments when they were diagnosed with HIV and the taxing ...