Health & Wellness Gallery

Apr 14, 2019 “We hear from survivor after survivor of sexual assault that when they disclosed what happened to them, people frequently said ‘are you sure?’” stated Katia Santiago-Taylor, M.S., Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), which was founded in Cambridge in 1973. Santiago-Taylor was speaking at Cambridge City Hall at the April 10 Start by Believing... more
Nov 13, 2018 Join Me Hasson Rashid from December 1-7, 2018( and VOTE for PB Project Laundry Truck (s) for the Homeless ( Happening at City of Cambridge Participatory Budgeting! Mr. Hasson J. Rashid suggested this Public Health... more
Jackhammer on sidewalk. , Photo closeup of dog bearing teeth. , Photo closeup of cat with wounded ear. , Closeup photo of woman comforting small dog, holding them close to her face.
Nov 1, 2018 Two long-time, loving friends, are attacking each other. Biting, clawing. Raising welts. Causing bleeding. They are mauling each other, far from the snuggling together they used to enjoy. Actually, these friends are blood relatives. Now they are drawing blood, that's how distressed they are. So who are these now-miserable, aggressive friends/relatives? They are the pet cats of William O’... more
Close photo of yellow house shingles. , Close photo of shingles rash.
Oct 17, 2018 Some of us want not to get house shingles. They usually require unique maintenance (like scraping, repainting, or staining every four or five years). Laborious. So if you want to prevent your house from getting shingles, you have to stay home all the time by day during outdoor work season, to watch out for the industrious people who come ‘round to your house and put up shingles. (These are people... more
Oct 2, 2018 A discussion about the fallout from the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh: PTSD, triggering, white male privilege, frat boy and mob behavior. 10-1-2018 more
Aug 31, 2018 Cambridge Naturals is a natural health store located in Cambridge on 23 White Street. This store is in the Porter Square area, and provides natural wellness products such as; nutritional supplements, body care, food and many more! The business was founded in 1974, and ever since they have been striving for a better environment in our community. They also aim to partner with businesses owned by... more
Photo: Three Rock Steady Boxing students punching individual bags. , Group Photo: Seven RSB students, in a line in front of boxing ring, flanked by Al and Matthew (RSB coaches), Photo: RSB stduents punching indivudual punching bags.
Aug 1, 2018 It can start with a slight tremor, or mere changes in posture or walking. But you can still do what you’ve loved and needed to do, with relative ease. (A whisper in the mind: “Nothing is wrong.”) Then it moves on, to increasing tremor, muscle rigidity, and some challenges in walking. (A whisper in the mind: “I don’t think anything’s wrong.”) It’s getting harder, and the loss of confidence, ease,... more
Jun 11, 2018 Cantabrigians are always trying to find a way to get away from stress. Instead of yoga or tai chi classes, why not take a labyrinth walk? It's a great way to practice walking meditation. Best of all, it's free. All around Boston there are free public spaces to practice labyrinth walking. I thought why not give it a try myself and make a trail map for others to follow. I found the labyrinths... more
Photo: Woman closely cradling newborn, the latter wearing tiny, white cap. , Photo: Outside of firestation, photo of Safe haven signage and direction to doorbell. (Detailed, lengthy info on sign.), Photo: Safe Haven signage outside of firehouse.
Jun 1, 2018 It is impossible to predict how someone will respond to having a baby. There can be the best of intentions and expectations: joy, bonding, sharing the moment, and thinking about the future. There can be the best preparation: the stack of wee onesies and diapers, perhaps a rocking chair, a baby shower, childbirth classes, and prenatal appointments. Your baby’s name has probably been chosen.... more
May 1, 2018 Isn’t comfort the last thing you think about as you move through your sometimes harsh day? As people bump and squish you on the T? As worry sets in about being late? As your boss puts you in your place and you’d like to grab them by that little piece of vertical flesh between their nostrils (it’s called a columella), pull them to you and scream, “I am not your bread machine!!”? Does it actually... more
Apr 6, 2018 (Author’s Note: THIS ARTICLE IS NOT ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY IN CAMBRIDGE.) When you think about emergency preparedness, what comes to mind? Jugs of water in your closet? Cans of beans stacked in your kitchen cabinet? A battery-powered radio and flashlights, with extra batteries? A decent, basic first aid kit? Some single-use hand warmers? A heavy coat, in case it’s cold and the... more
Dec 31, 2017 As Cambridge faces the ongoing issue of food justice and food security, moderator Joan Squeri of Healthy Communities Capital Consulting sits down with Veronica Barron of Food for Free, Alanna Mallon from the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program and Vice Mayor Marc McGovern who chaired the city's Income Insecurity Commission, to talk about what’s being done – and what needs to be done – to lessen... more
Dec 31, 2017 Certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, disproportionately affect minority populations in the U.S. In this episode of Cambridge Uncovered, NeighborMedia correspondent Maurice Wilkey delves into the issue of men's health and racial disparities, as he interviews local experts and residents on the topic. In the first segment of the show, Wilkey sits down with Albert... more
Dec 13, 2017 To register please visit Light refreshments will be served • Free and open to the public • Men are especially encouraged to attend As this critical discussion continues in our society, Mending Cambridge* is hosting this interactive conversation. We will also identify ways for men and boys to take action to change the culture of discrimination,... more
Mar 27, 2017 Barbara Anthony interviews two healthcare policy experts and consumer advocates who have worked at the forefront of healthcare reform in this state and country. Brian Rosman is the Policy and Government Relations Director for Health Care for All. Health Care for All is a Massachusetts consumer advocacy organization that works with our state government to pursue policies for affordable, quality... more
Jul 1, 2016 You can visit, join, learn, eat, and make all sorts of fermented foods from beers to cheeses to sauerkrauts, all in one day. Learn all about it in our Aug 2016 edition of The Cambridge Calendar. Check out all of our local events programming at or on our Vimeo channel at more
Apr 27, 2016 Henry Kesner from Herbstalk joins us to talk about their annual herbalism festival in the Armory in Somerville, MA, on June 4 and 5, 2016. Hear more about the festival, classes, and other opportunities at Herbstalk in the June 2016 edition of The Cambridge Calendar. The Cambridge Calendar television program pulls together details on all the events in Cambridge - so that you don't have to! We... more
Mar 29, 2016 This episode focuses on what has come to be called “the Opioid Crisis.” In Massachusetts and indeed across the country there has been a dramatic spike in the numbers of deaths caused by drug and heroin overdoses, especially among young people. The guests from the Cambridge Health Alliance are Kathy Betts, who is the Director of Community Health Improvement; and Dr. Mark Albanese, Director... more
Mar 3, 2016 Check out the most recent episode of Whole Food's Market's monthly series, "Fresh Ideas from Whole Foods Market." This episode features Prospect Street Seafood Team Leader & Chef Greg DiGiovanni. more
Feb 26, 2016 Check out the third episode of Whole Food's Market's monthly series, "Fresh Ideas from Whole Foods Market." In this episode, Pat MacDonald and Erik Garbowski, Team Leaders from the River Street store, will discuss recipes to fuel fitness workouts, and how to select lean meats for quick pre- and post-workout meals. Fresh Ideas from Whole Foods Market airs the first Wednesday of the month at 6:... more
Feb 1, 2016 Check out the second episode of Whole Food's Market's monthly series, "Fresh Ideas from Whole Foods Market." In this episode, Christina Bedetta, a Healthy Eating Specialist from the Fresh Pond store, and Matthew Keller, Marketing... more