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Obesity: The risk lurking in the shadows during the COVID-19 pandemic
Public health officials and policymakers need to implement strategies that can specifically reduce the risk of disease transmission in low-wage workers and racial/ethnic minority communities, for this pandemic and for public health emergencies in the future.
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Local health centers face financial strain
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Local health centers face financial strain
Community health centers in Massachusetts are feeling financial pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic, so much so that advocates say the centers need more state and federal assistance to stay open.
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A change to the nutrition facts label
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A change to the nutrition facts label
At the beginning of this year an auspicious change occurred, but in all probability, not many people took notice. The nutrition facts label that appears on all packaged foods has gone through a transformation.
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Opinion
Policy on racism raises bar for clinicians and health care workers
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a policy statement declaring that “racism is a social determinant of health” with a profound impact on the health status of children, adolescents, emerging adults and their families.
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Council probes maternal health disparities
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Council probes maternal health disparities
City councilors are considering expanding doula services in Boston as a way to close health disparity gaps for black mothers, and experts say it could be an achievable way for the city to make a significant public health impact.
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Councilors seek solutions to health disparities
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Councilors seek solutions to health disparities
A Boston City Council committee held two hearings at City Hall on Friday to discuss public health disparities among communities of color in Boston. The Committee on Healthy Women, Families and Communities has launched an initiative to combat high rates of poor health among African American, Asian American and Latino residents who suffer from conditions like asthma and diabetes at a much higher rate than their white counterparts.
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You Good Sis? Collective aimed at promoting wellness
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You Good Sis? Collective aimed at promoting wellness
Having experienced firsthand what it’s like to be the only or one of few people of color in a yoga class, Jaylee Oberg and Rachael Junard created You Good, Sis?, a collective for black and brown women looking for a mental, physical and spiritual check-in through wellness events in Greater Boston.
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