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Wellesley College Names Harvard’s Paula A. Johnson Its New President

Wellesley College has named Harvard University’s Paula A. Johnson its new president, making her the first African American to lead the private, women’s, liberal-arts college […]


Barbara Ferrer Is Leaving the Public Health Commission

Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday that Dr. Barbara Ferrer, who has been working in public service for 25 years, will step down as executive director […]

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Health Commission Rolls Out First-Ever Web Series About Dating Violence

For director Noah Christofer, the public service announcements from the late 1980s and early 1990s that tried to teach kids in high school about the […]

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Butt Out: Boston Enacts Smoking Ban At Public Parks

Boston’s Parks and Recreation Commission is giving people who were planning on quitting smoking in 2014 a little extra push. On Monday, the city agency […]


Boston Medical Center, Healthworks Community Fitness Awarded Mayoral Prizes in Primary Care

Mayor Tom Menino and Dr. Paula Johnson, chair of the board of the Boston Public Health Commission, honored recipients of the 2013 Mayoral Prize for […]


The FDA Takes The First Step Toward Eliminating Trans Fat

The FDA announced a preliminary decision on Thursday that hydrogenated oils, more commonly known as trans fats, are no longer to be labeled GRAS, or […]

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Q&A: Boston Moves for Health’s José Massó

When Fit City Boston, an initiative aimed at using Boston’s physical and built environment to enhance health, was unveiled earlier this month, it made us think […]


Letter Asks Supermarkets to Limit Soda Sales

You’re waiting in line, seemingly forever, at the supermarket. A cooler full of sodas, juices, and smoothies catches your eye. Why not grab one while […]