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In the news: Dr. Thea James
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In the news: Dr. Thea James
The Massachusetts Public Health Association will honor Thea James at their 17th Annual Spring Award Breakfast on June 7, 2019.
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A Chinatown high school grapples with underage Juul smoking
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A Chinatown high school grapples with underage Juul smoking
Juul is the most popular e-cigarette brand in the U.S. today and currently holds a market share worth over 70 percent, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
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In the news: Kathy K. Best
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In the news: Kathy K. Best
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC) has selected Kathy K. Best as their chief performance and strategy officer. HSNHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides quality, comprehensive patient-centered medical care and has been serving the community for 49 years.
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First case of West Nile virus in Hub
The Boston PublicHealth Commission (BPHC) last week announced that the first case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in a Boston resident this year. The patient, in her 50s, was hospitalized and has since been discharged home. Although mosquito pools throughout the City have tested positive for West Nile Virus, it is not known whether this patient acquired the infection in Boston. The investigation is ongoing.
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Boston parks plagued by dirty needles
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Boston parks plagued by dirty needles
Before the Boston Bengals’ new season starts, Coach Domingos DaRosa must regularly clear Roxbury’s Clifford Playground of the piles of discarded needles left behind by drug users camped out on the grass.
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In the news: Jennifer Lo
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In the news: Jennifer Lo
Mayor Martin J. Walsh has appointed Dr. Jennifer Lo as the Boston Public Health Commission's new medical director.​
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