Health & Wellness Gallery

Jul 1, 2014
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...
Oct 27, 2013
Amethyst Center is again hosting a fundraiser for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Saturday November 2, 10:00-5:00. "Nourish Your Well Being" will offer short treatments from its practitioners in exchange for a suggested $15 donation. This is the 20th benefit in 9 years that Amethyst has hosted for the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Amethyst's practitioners include specialists in massage,...
Aug 2, 2013
Saturday, July 27th was a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of The Nia Technique along with National Dance Day at The Dance Complex in Central Square. What is Nia? Founded in 1983, Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that “empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45...
Jun 30, 2014
In this segment of Be Live! Albert and I chat about Byron Hurt’s film, Soul Food Junkies, and discuss how we might use this and other films, to spark a series of self exploratory conversations around health awareness. (Skip to about 3 min 12 seconds to skip over filler announcements, and go straight to our conversation.)
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Oct 3, 2013
Which Companies Are Using Aborted Human Fetuses in Their Food? Last week, Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey introduced a bill that would ban "the manufacture or sale of food or products which use aborted human fetuses." But which foods or products use aborted human fetuses? Let's investigate. NPR speculates that Shortey's bill has to do with a recent boycott aimed at PepsiCo for working...
Jul 16, 2013
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of a little mind,” sang Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Concordian with a knack for deep thought and self reflection. But...So What? What did Emerson mean when he said “a little mind”? Why is consistency an awful thing? And why do his hardly-exceeding-vintage-status scribbles matter to a 21st Century Cosmopolitan Cool Cat like yourself? Well. Because a...
Jun 16, 2014
CCTV Monday, June 17 I know, I know. ….It’s been a while since my last post. That will change tomorrow when I GO LIVE live, on air, on 'BE LIVE' at CCTV Television at 5PM. Yes, that’s Tuesday June 17 at 5PM, so by all means, tune the hell in. I’ll be talking about food and health with Albert Pless of the Men’s Health League of the Cambridge Health Alliance. We’re...
Sep 3, 2013
First in a Series on Hunger and Health in Cambridge Fresh Pond Apartments Cambridge, MA Saint James Episcopal Church 1991 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140 See: Cambridge Food Pantry Study Being out in the warmth of a spring breeze is a just little bit unusual for the folks who run the Helping Hands Food Pantry. The pantry staff are more used to the usual routine: moving boxes,...
Jul 12, 2013
July 5, 2013 | Posted By John Kaplan, PhD New Reason for Banning Abortion: Masturbating Fetuses Usually when I write about stupidity in Congress I wait a couple of months before doing it again. However, I cannot help myself. This is low hanging fruit and I have to pick it. This is “truth is stranger than fiction” type of stuff. You cannot make this up. In this blog post I would like to...
Jun 4, 2014
If you ever wondered whether art could change the world, the verdict is in. For hundreds of Boston and Cambridge middle schoolers participating in this year’s Reflection in Action: Building Healthy Communities™ (RIA) program, using art to communicate public health issues was a powerful experience. “We bring close to 400 middle school students to Harvard Medical School to expose them to...
Sep 3, 2013
We want to hear from you! The Cambridge Public Health Department is conducting an online survey as part of a comprehensive Community Health Assessment. You can help by sharing your opinion on the strengths and health needs of the city, access to health care, and your vision for a healthy Cambridge. The survey is open through September 30. Your input will help guide health improvement...
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Jun 28, 2013
A landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court last week has been welcomed by health activists as progress in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Health groups will no longer be forced by the US Government to denounce prostitution as a condition of receiving federal funding to fight HIV/AIDS around the world after the Supreme Court made a free-speech ruling on June 20. Peter Piot of the London...
Mar 3, 2014
Yes. That is correct. My Dad has been at the Brigham and Women's Hospital since 2/7/14. And, just so you know, he gave permission for me to write this blog and post his picture. When Dad went to the hospital, we thought he was being admitted solely for the drainage of a recurrent, abdominal abscess. However, his health care providers discovered a fistula in his small intestine that is...
Aug 28, 2013
Peace Be Unto You, My Dear Beloved fellow Citizenry of Cambridge, We hear a considerable amount of talk now nowadays about "Climate Change," and the possible effect that the forces of nature will render upon onour public health. I agree that is is necessary to become aware of, and to become educated about the dilemmas of "Climate Change," and it's possible effect on our public humanity, but...
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May 23, 2013
Being disabled in The City of Cambridge is very hard ,because no one understands until there truly disabled. When I tell people I am disabled they look at me ,like I come from outer space. I wish they could walk in my shoes for a year and they come back to me. Some people of world don't slow down ,because time is money. Some people see the world as time is money. The rat race.Just I see the...
Dec 1, 2013
World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. Annually, CCTV acknowledges World AIDS Day by pre-empting regular programming on one channel (Channel 8) to run a scroll of names of those from the Cambridge community, and our friends and loved ones, who have lost their lives to AIDS. This year, interspersed with the scroll, is a special program recorded...
Aug 27, 2013
Flooding from rising seas, storm surge, and extreme weather is the first thing that comes to mind when people think about climate change, particularly in coastal cities like Cambridge, Boston, and New York. Some may wonder how hot will it get, or which plants will thrive or fail, but few people make the connection between climate change and public health. Sam Lipson is the city staff...
May 18, 2013
May 17, 2013 WASHINGTON — Human feces taints more than half of public swimming pools, a finding U.S. health officials are using to urge better personal hygiene as the summer months approach. E. coli, which indicates the presence of fecal matter, was detected in 58 percent of samples taken from pool filters by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to data released...
Nov 27, 2013
In commemoration of the World Aids day, CCTV conducted interviews with women infected or effected by HIV. They talk about their experience living with Aids, and how they have overcome the struggles by supporting each other. The women are a part of Healing Our Community Collaborative (HOCC), to learn more about HOCC, visit http://www.hoccprograms.org/index.html.
Aug 22, 2013
Inspiration Afternoon Lecture with Anthony Strano, Author of book, Slaying the Three Dragons Over Coming Worry, Doubt and Fear. Includes Talk, Live Music, Meditation and Book Signing. http://www.innerspaceharvardsq.org/events/anthonystrano_boston_musician/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVz45QzkE7I&feature=youtu.be
May 16, 2013
NEW YORK-- Industrial-grade fluoride chemicals added to US public water supplies contain arsenic that the EPA classifies as a human carcinogen. Switching to low-arsenic pharmaceutical-grade fluoride will save society $1 billion to $14 billion annually, according to research published in Environmental Science...

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