| Posted On Mar 30, 2012 | By:

We’re here for you 24/7

Whenever illness strikes or you need medical advice, we are here for you around the clock.

24/7 Telephone Medical Advice

Harvard Vanguard offers telephone medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  All you have to do is call your doctor’s office. After regular office hours, phones are transferred to a team of Harvard Vanguard medical staff who can access your electronic medical record and provide medical advice and information by phone.

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| Posted On Mar 27, 2012 | By:

Brown bagging it the SMArt way

The recent heat wave (perfect weather for playing outside!) didn’t deter our SMArt kids from being “smart” and participating in this month’s SMArt kids SMA.  We focused on healthy lunches, and the overriding theme of the SMA was “brown bag it!”

Although local schools are starting to heed the calls for healthier school lunches, nutritious school meals are not always easy to find.  Our SMArt kids know this from visiting their own school lunch line.

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| Posted On Mar 23, 2012 | By:

Moo-ving to plain white milk in Watertown

Pediatricians Dan Slater, Kathy Mitchell and Julie Stepanian from Harvard Vanguard in Watertown conducted two Milk Awareness Day assemblies at the Lowell Elementary School on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  The purpose of the assemblies was to teach children the benefits of drinking plain white milk.  The doctors explained that chocolate and strawberry milk contain double the amount of sugar of plain white milk.  While flavored milk can be a special treat,

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| Posted On Mar 21, 2012 | By:

Doesn’t everybody get depressed? The difference between mood changes and a mood disorder

In popular culture, the words “sad” and “depressed” are used synonymously, but they are not the same.   Sadness is an emotional response to an event and should pass relatively quickly, but depression is actually a medical condition, known as a mood disorder, involving a collection of specific symptoms.  If feelings of sadness begin to interfere with your life and last for weeks on end, they may have developed into depression. Sadness is a normal change in mood,

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| Posted On Mar 17, 2012 | By:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Copley Practice Update 5:00pm Saturday 3/17/12

As of 5:00pm Saturday, March 17th – Power has been restored to the Copley practice and it will be open for business as usual on Monday.

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| Posted On Mar 16, 2012 | By:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Copley Practice Update 12:00pm Friday 3/16/12

As of noon Friday, despite reports that power has been restored to all of Boston, our Copley practice is still without power and will remain closed for patient care for the remainder of the day. NSTAR is not able to provide an estimated time for power to be restored. If you need to contact the practice during the day today or over the weekend, please call the main number of the Copley practice at 617-859-5000.

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| Posted On Mar 16, 2012 | By:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Copley Practice Update 7:00am Friday 3/16/12

As of 7:00am Friday morning, despite reports that power has been restored to all of Boston, our Copley practice remains without power and therefore will continue to be closed for patient care. NSTAR is not able to provide an estimated time for power to be restored. The practice is also having difficulty with the telephone system. If you need to contact the practice please call the main number of the Copley practice at 617-859-5000. If you are not able to get through,

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| Posted On Mar 15, 2012 | By:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Copley Practice Update 9:00pm 3/15/12

As of 9:00pm Thursday evening, our Copley practice is still without power due to the Back Bay transformer fire and will therefore remain closed for patient care. NSTAR is not able to provide an estimated time for power to be restored. The practice is also having difficulty with the telephone system. If you need to contact the practice please call the main number of the Copley practice at 617-859-5000. If you are not able to get through,

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| Posted On Mar 15, 2012 | By:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Copley Practice Update as of 3/15/12

As of 11:00am Thursday morning, our Copley practice continues to be without power due to the Back Bay transformer fire and therefore will be closed for patient care all day Thursday, March 15th. NSTAR is not able to provide an estimated time for power to be restored. The practice is also having difficulty with the telephone system. If you need to contact the practice during the day today please call the main number of the Copley practice at 617-859-5000.

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| Posted On Mar 14, 2012 | By:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Copley Practice Update

As of Wednesday evening, our Copley practice is still without power due to the Back Bay transformer fire and continues to be closed for patient care. NSTAR is not able to provide an estimated time for power to be restored. The practice is also having difficulty with the phones. If you need to contact the practice during the day Thursday, please call the main number of the Copley practice at 617-859-5000. If you are not able to get through,

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