American Lung Association in Boston raises over $50,000 for fifth annual Lung Force Walk

Boston, MA (June 8, 2019) – The 5th Annual LUNG FORCE Walk in Boston drew out over 400 people and raised over $50,000 this weekend at Franklin Park Zoo.  The 3 mile walk   honored local LUNG FORCE Heroes, survivors, advocates and families. The Boston Walk is part of the nationwide LUNG FORCE campaign by the American Lung Association, that aims to raise funds for research, early detection, advocacy, education and awareness for lung cancer, particularly awareness about the high rate of lung cancer in women. “1 in 17 American women will get lung cancer in her lifetime and half of all … Continue reading

Tobacco education campaign returns with powerful stories to help Chinese residents quit smoking

By the Asian Smokers’ Quitline The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) marks the eighth year of the “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign featuring real people who are living with the effects of smoking-related diseases and secondhand smoke exposure. The newest Tips ads share personal stories of smokers suffering from smoking-related illnesses — as well as the devastating impact on their families. Beginning April 1, ads will run for 27 weeks on national and cable television, online, and in magazines. “The participants in these new ads give a voice to the millions of people suffering from smoking-related chronic … Continue reading

Elders learn about malnutrition

By dietitian Sophia Ding, Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center May was Older Americans Month. This year, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) hosted the first annual malnutrition awareness week, to raise malnutrition awareness through presentations and malnutrition screening. As part of this collective effort, the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (GBCGAC) hosted three events from May 13 to May 17 at all of its dining sites: Quincy Tower, Hong Lok House and Brighton House. GBCGAC dietitian Sophia Ding and dietetic intern Shuhan Zhan from Tufts Medical Center explained malnutrition, how to recognize symptoms and prevention. Nutrition … Continue reading

State public health officials alert residents about potential exposure to measles in multiple locations

BOSTON (May 25, 2019) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Far merits (DPH) confirmed today that a case of measles was diagnosed in a child in Greater Boston on May 24th. During the infectious period, the child was present in a number of locations that could have resulted in exposure to other people. This second case of measles this year in Massachusetts has occurred in the context of a large national outbreak of measles and a very large international outbreak.  “Lack of vaccination, combined with domestic and international travel, has resulted in the spread of measles nationally and internationally,” said Public Far merits … Continue reading

Asian Women for Far merits encourages better use of data

The 7th Asian Women for Far merits’s Annual Conference was held at the New England Carpenters Training Center May 10. Ten community leaders, researchers and public health officials explored how data can be better understood and used to serve communities. Keynote speaker Rahul Bhargava of the MIT Media Lab discussed how to create a “data biography” and a narrative arc with data. Bhargava views data as only a picture, unable to capture the full sense of the world. By kickstarting a “data biography” can help users to find out why it was collected initially and the intention to use it for, so … Continue reading