Getting to know ALS

Ice buckets took over social media in 2014, as celebrities and commoners alike willingly doused themselves in freezing water. The ice bucket challenge raised awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the United States. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Continue reading

Health commission hosts public transit workshop in Chinatown

Stefanie Seskin spoke about active transit on April 28 at the Metropolitan. (Image courtesy of Sara Brown.)
Stefanie Seskin於4月28日在信義大廈講述運動性交通。(圖片由Sara Brown攝。)

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and the Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) announced the launch of Passport to Public Health, a series of workshops designed to bring leading health experts in Boston together to highlight important topics in public health. The workshops, which officially kicked off in January, will be hosted in neighborhoods around the City, bringing relevant health information to the local level in an easily accessible format. Continue reading