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Staying safe on the job during COVID-19 pandemic
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Staying safe on the job during COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but restrictions are relaxing in Massachusetts. That means that whether you’ve been working through the pandemic or are just heading back to work, there’s a good chance you’re going to come in contact with more people when you’re on the job.
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COVID-19 rates still on the rise
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COVID-19 rates still on the rise
Back in March of 2020 when the global coronavirus pandemic took hold, states and local governments in the United States instituted varying degrees of lock downs aimed at stopping the spread of the virus, which was initially thought to be spread primarily through contact with contaminated surfaces as well as through respiratory droplets.
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Dispelling the vaccine hesitancy myth
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Dispelling the vaccine hesitancy myth
When the emergency vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna started making the rounds, so did sensational headlines about how the Black community wouldn’t take it. Discussion arose among the medical community on how to convince Black people to get the vaccine, and organizations in Boston mobilized to get the community to the mass vaccination site at the Reggie Lewis Center.
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Stan McLaren: an example to the community
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Stan McLaren: an example to the community
Stan McLaren is used to being the first. He is the first born, the first in his family to go to college. It was only fitting then that he was the first at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
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It’s your turn: Who is eligible for the vaccine, and when
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The immune system: The body’s natural protection
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The immune system: The body’s natural protection
Your immune system is on constant guard looking for intruders — something that should not be there. It can distinguish between normal, healthy cells and unhealthy cells. When it detects an outsider — bacteria or a virus, for example — it readies forces to eradicate it. What’s even better, it can often remember. If the virus tries to enter again, its entry is blocked.
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The push for vaccination
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The push for vaccination
They call her the “vaccine evangelist.” It’s a moniker that Dr. Sabrina Assoumou bears with pride. Assoumou is an infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.
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From the front lines: Massachusetts doctors of color talk candid about COVID-19
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From the front lines: Massachusetts doctors of color talk candid about COVID-19
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Should I Get the Vaccine?
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Should I Get the Vaccine?
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Prostate cancer: Fact or fiction?
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Prostate cancer: Fact or fiction?
There are several myths about prostate cancer that can be misleading and deter timely and appropriate screening tests and treatment.
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Prostate cancer: A tailored  approach
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Prostate cancer: A tailored approach
The prostate gland is not known for its size. It’s not much bigger than a walnut. That does not diminish its role, however. Nor its complications.
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Stepping out against prostate cancer
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Stepping out against prostate cancer
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity each week. Somehow that message has not come across. In a report by the DHHS, only one in three adults follow the guidelines.
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