Introducing Julia!

Hello everyone! My name is Julia and I am so excited to announce that I will be joining the team at the Center for Young Women’s Health for the next few months! I am currently in the last semester of my senior year at Northeastern…


Finding the Right Balance in 2016

Many people associate the New Year with resolutions. Some choose to “give up” things, while others resolve to “change” some aspect of their life.  While reassessing yourself is definitely worthwhile, making a commitment to make an extreme change may not be realistic. Instead of focusing…


Introducing Lamisa!

Hey there! I’m Lamisa and I’m super delighted to be one of the new peer leaders here at the Center for Young Women’s Health at Boston Children’s Hospital! I am currently a sophomore, an athlete, and a leader of the Henna Club at Cambridge Rindge…

Man with sick lungs holding his chest and coughing

How to Own Your Asthma this Winter

Do you cough when the weather gets cold or at night? Do you have more trouble with exercise during the winter months? Do colds hit you hard and seem to linger forever? If so, your asthma may not be as well controlled as you think….


Introducing Harry!

Salutations everyone! My name is Harry. I am one of the new youth advisors in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. I am a senior at Boston Latin High School which is just down the street from BCH. I am…


Introducing Anastasia!

Hello! I’m Anastasia, one of the newest advisors in the Center for Young Women’s Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. I am a junior at Boston Latin School, where I particpate as an officer for Pre-Medical Society, as well as leading a club of my own known…


Chipotle Outbreak

If you follow the news, you’ve likely seen headlines about foodborne illnesses, which are illnesses that people get from eating food. Most recently, there was an outbreak of norovirus, a contagious stomach bug, which started at a Chipotle in Boston.  Like other burrito lovers, hearing…


Is it a cold or the flu?

Let’s face it, flu season is here. People all around you are coughing and sneezing. Your throat feels scratchy and you’re wondering if you could be getting sick. It’s probably inevitable that you’ll become ill at some point, but how will you know if you…