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  • Halal practice

    Halal practice

    By Uswa Ahmad , PharmD, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacist While walking through the grocery store these days, you may notice an increasing number of "halal certified" foods on shelves. Halal products are foods that are allowed to be consumed under Islamic ...

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  • CHA celebrates National Coming Out Day

    CHA celebrates National Coming Out Day

    By Staff Psychologist Francisco Surace , PhD, Gender and Sexuality Clinic - Adult Services Coordinator National Coming Out Day is celebrated every year on October 11. The day was first established in 1988 by psychologist Richard Eichberg and gay righ...

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  • Helpful advice from your neighborhood Physical Therapist

    Helpful advice from your neighborhood Physical Therapist

    By Nicholas Wilson , PT, Manager of Ambulatory Rehab and Sports Medicine October is National Physical Therapy Month, a great opportunity to recognize the valuable contributions Physical Therapists (PTs) bring to the health and wellness team. A PT use...

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  • Sexual health is whole person health

    Sexual health is whole person health

    By Molly Holmes , BSN, RNC-OB, Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Women's Health "Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time."  - Maya Angelou For some patients, certain aspects of health care are distinctly uncomfortable to...

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  • What is a Recovery Coach?

    What is a Recovery Coach?

    By Rebecca Sweeney DNP, MBA, RN, CMAC, senior director of care management and Jenny Celata , senior recovery coach A Recovery Coach (RC) is a person who has lived experience with addiction and works with people with active addiction to support, encou...

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  • Educating parents and youth on the risks of vaping

    Educating parents and youth on the risks of vaping

    By Jaime Lederer , MSW, MPH, Program Supervisor, Community Health Improvement In June 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a law requiring people to be at least 21 before they can buy cigarette, tobacco or vaping products. This is a bold move a...

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  • The healing nature of art

    The healing nature of art

    By Gabriela Crinigan , Family Support Specialist Art, like medicine, can have a number of healing properties in its creation and also by witnessing pieces on display as a casual observer. For some, physical activities or reading a book is a form of t...

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  • Vaccines, Support Services and Accreditation -- all in this month's patient touch

    Vaccines, Support Services and Accreditation -- all in this month's patient touch

    Find out more about why making choices about vaccinations is in the news . Your choices impact the most vulnerable in your community. Learn about support services for the transgender community as well as children and adolescents who are seeking a saf...

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  • Let's Talk About Vaccines

    Let's Talk About Vaccines

    You may have heard about recent outbreaks of measles, which the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said was gone in 2000. It's definitely back with over 1,000 cases in the United States over the past two years. How could this be? Measles is highly con...

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  • Sun safety for the summer months

    Sun safety for the summer months

    As we spend more time outdoors during summer in New England, it is important to think about sun safety, says Dianne de Leon , MD, a dermatologist at Cambridge Health Alliance, an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Bost...

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