| Posted On Dec 01, 2016 | By:

Health Ed Classes for the Year Ahead

As the New Year approaches, many people ponder resolutions to improve their health. Atrius Health offers a number of classes that can help you with your health resolutions, whether they are to decrease stress, get stronger or help identify a desired behavior change and make a plan for achieving it.

Check out the classes below to see if they might support you in reaching your healthy goals.

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| Posted On Nov 29, 2016 | By:

42 Atrius Health Physicians Named as Castle Connolly Top Doctors®

We are pleased to congratulate the Atrius Health physicians who have been named as Castle Connolly Top Doctors®. The database, compiled by healthcare research and publishing company, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., is comprised of physicians in more than 70 medical specialties and subspecialties. Many of the Atrius Health physicians named as Castle Connolly Top Doctors® have been featured in publications such as Boston Magazine and Cape Cod Magazine.

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| Posted On Nov 21, 2016 | By:

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

For many people, this is truly “the most wonderful time of the year,” as it’s filled with family, friends and of course, food! If you are among the many who are trying to lose weight or stay healthy, the thought of traditional holiday food and navigating family and social events can cause a bit of anxiety. But it doesn’t need to.

It is more than possible to enjoy the celebrations with just a few modifications.

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| Posted On Nov 21, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Participates in World Diabetes Day Event at the State House

Atrius Health was honored to be represented at last week’s World Diabetes Day Program at the State House during which Dr. Joe Kimura, Atrius Health CMO, was among the distinguished speakers who discussed the serious public health crisis and financial implications caused by diabetes.

Dr. Kimura joined a number of legislators including Sen. James Welch (Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing), Sen. Jason Lewis (Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health),

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| Posted On Nov 08, 2016 | By:

Celebrating the X-Ray’s Impact on Medicine

The x-ray was discovered 121 years ago today on November 8, 1895 by Wilhelm Roentgen of Bavaria, and his discovery has since shaped the face of many branches of science. Our understanding of the double-helix shape of DNA was provided in part by x-ray crystallography. In 1999, NASA deployed the Chandra X-ray Observatory aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, which has since studied and discovered black holes and advanced our understanding of dark matter.

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| Posted On Oct 31, 2016 | By:

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, our Atrius Health practices will be closed for routine care on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. The following sites are only open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments, and Dedham Medical Urgent Care Center (in Norwood) will be open for walk-in care as outlined below.

The practices open for urgent care and their hours are:

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| Posted On Oct 26, 2016 | By:

Food and Medication Interactions You Should Know About

When I prescribe a new medication for one of my patients or suggest an over-the-counter (OTC) drug, I like to spend some time with them to explain the medication, how it works, possible side effects, and how to take it. A big part of taking a medication involves knowing what you can or can’t take with it, because combining certain foods with certain medications can have an important effect on how the drug works in your system.

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| Posted On Oct 20, 2016 | By:

Should You Use Heat or Ice on an Injury?

Whether it’s at work, in the gym, at a medical appointment, or even at a party, that age-old question of whether to use heat or ice for an injury continues to be debated. And there’s good reason for the debate, as there is no one correct answer to the question – it depends on the injury in question.

Below I’ve described the physiological and therapeutic benefits of both heat and ice to help you decide which one might be most effective to use.

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| Posted On Oct 11, 2016 | By:

The Impact of Screens on Children’s Eyesight

Parents often ask about electronic devices and their effects on vision, as many children are spending a significant part of their day on smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, etc. Parents are often concerned that increased screen usage may make their child nearsighted (myopia is the medical term) and result in their child needing glasses.

These parental concerns are particularly important today as a National Eye Institute (NEI) study has found that the prevalence of myopia in the United States increased 66 percent between 1971-1972 and 1999-2004.

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| Posted On Oct 05, 2016 | By:

Welcome, Harvard Vanguard Needham!

We are pleased and excited to announce that our newest practice, Harvard Vanguard Needham, opened on Monday, October 3rd in a newly renovated office space at 100 Second Avenue, Needham.

Five physicians, one nurse practitioner and their wonderful staff provide primary care for adults as well as nutrition and laboratory services for their patients who live and work in Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Dedham and other nearby towns.

The providers at the Harvard Vanguard Needham practice are:

Michele Coviello,

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