| Posted On Dec 27, 2012 | By:

SMArt Kids are Active Kids

With the winter rapidly approaching, we decided to highlight the importance of exercise in our recent SMArt Kids’ shared medical appointment (SMA). Many of our SMArt Kids have already done a great job with this goal: one SMArt kid swims four times per week and another SMArt kid ran a recent 5K road race with his mother!  No matter what you do today, we all need to keep this goal a priority now,

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| Posted On Dec 20, 2012 | By:

Christmas and New Year’s Day Holiday Hours

On Tuesday, December 25th and Tuesday, January 1st, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments. If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed.

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| Posted On Dec 19, 2012 | By:

Welcome to our new website

A few months ago, we introduced a whole new look for our website, www.harvardvanguard.org, and we are now excited to announce that we have launched a mobile version of the site as well that you can access via your smartphone.  No matter where you choose to get information about Harvard Vanguard, you now have an easy way to do it.

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| Posted On Dec 14, 2012 | By:

Harvard Vanguard practices named to 2012 Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll

We are very pleased to announce that our practices have once again been named to the annual Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Honor Roll for excellence in adult and pediatric patient care.

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| Posted On Dec 11, 2012 | By:

New Pap Test Guidelines

New guidelines released just one month ago from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) – and supported by The American Cancer Society – indicate that most women only need a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, every 3 to 5 years, rather than annually.

Dr. Sarah Zarek, an OB/GYN at Harvard Vanguard’s Copley practice in Boston, and Dr. Ted Yurkosky, an OB/GYN at Harvard Vanguard in Chelmsford,

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| Posted On Dec 06, 2012 | By:

Making it easier to be healthy: Health Education classes at Harvard Vanguard

As part of our focus on your total health needs and finding ways to make it easier to be healthy, Harvard Vanguard offers a wide variety of health and wellness classes and support programs on topics that are important to you and your family.

Class topics include:

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| Posted On Nov 28, 2012 | By:

SMArt Kids eat a good breakfast every day

At our recent November SMA, Linda Germaine-Miller, our nutritionist, helped the kids prepare a tasty, easy, and nutritious breakfast burrito that the kids enjoyed making as well as eating – and will hopefully make again at home.  Here’s the recipe:

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| Posted On Nov 26, 2012 | By:

Meet Nellie, an HMR® Success Story

For weeks in late 2011, I wondered what exactly I was thinking starting the HMR diet four days before Halloween, a month before Thanksgiving, and two months before Christmas. My family and friends considered me certifiable. My co-workers watched skeptically. My mother supported me unconditionally, all the while consumed with worry. As for me…I thrived, exceeding every expectation I ever had for myself. A year later and over 47 lbs. lighter, HMR has transformed me in more ways than I could have imagined.

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| Posted On Nov 21, 2012 | By:

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

On Thursday, November 22nd, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments. If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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| Posted On Nov 19, 2012 | By:

Safe Toys for your child

The holiday season is just beginning, and kids are starting to make their wish lists for the toys they want.  For anyone who has seen A Christmas Story, Ralphie’s desire for a Red Rider BB gun and the response of, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” is funny, but for real life, it’s also a great reminder that the toy your child wants may not always be the safest choice.  Before you head out to the stores or begin searching online,

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