Take the Green & Clean Nail Salon Survey!

April 25, 2012

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By Tiffany Skogstrom, Project Coordinator for the Boston Public Health Commission’s Safe Shops and Safe Nail Salon Projects   If you enjoy a good pampering from your local nail salon, please take part in our quick Green and Clean Nail Salon Survey!  Since 2007, the Boston Public Health Commission’s Safe Nail Salon Project has been […]

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Cut stress and live a healthier life – at no extra cost

April 25, 2012

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For most adults, stress is a daily part of life, and it can often feel like days and weeks pass by without truly ever living them. Especially in our culture, this way of living might feel productive for some, but now research shows that rushing through life can actually take away from achieving good health. […]

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What Makes Boston Shine? (Your Help!)

April 25, 2012

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Have you heard about Boston Shines? The annual citywide clean up and community service event plays an important and positive role in Boston, aimed at completing projects that will better the community. The Boston Shines 365 program gives tools and materials to volunteers interested in completing projects in all the neighborhoods in Boston. Volunteers will […]

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Stay Fit Boston!

April 13, 2012

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Stay Fit Boston! With warm weather making an entrance, spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and start moving. Routine physical activity is an important part of staying healthy, and can reduce your risk developing chronic heart disease, arthritis, certain cancers and diabetes. What’s more, regular exercise can improve your mood and, memory, too. […]

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A Study of Boston Nail Salons

March 30, 2012

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A Study of Boston Nail Salons By Meda Kisivuli Brandeis University B.A. Environmental Studies & Health: Science, Society and Policy   A recent study on the Indoor Air Quality of Boston Nail Salons conducted by Brandeis University students from the Environmental Health and Justice Program revealed that a high percentage of toxic chemicals and fine […]

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Vaccines: The end of preventable disease

March 9, 2012

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  Most children receive the proper vaccinations that they need for general health: Our society stresses the importance of childhood vaccinations, especially through enforced measures like restricting school admittance. Adult vaccination rates, on the other hand, are much lower. Older adults are especially susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases, like Herpes Zoster (shingles), Influenza (flu), and Diphtheria. […]

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How to Fight Heart Disease.

March 8, 2012

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Each year, countless American families are impacted by heart disease and stroke. In order for this to improve we must change the way we live our daily lives. With nutrition and exercise along with controlling their stress, people can fight this disease and save lives. Nutrition has an important impact on personal heart health, but […]

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