| Posted On Jun 28, 2012 | By:

July 4th Holiday Hours Notice

On Wednesday, July 4th, 2012, Harvard Vanguard practices will be CLOSED except for BraintreeKenmore, and Somerville, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care visits.

To check these sites’ hours of operation on July 4th, please click here.

As always, if you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or your local emergency access number.

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| Posted On Jun 26, 2012 | By:

SMArt Kids Food Math: Local = Fresh + Tasty

Summer is here and it’s a perfect time to enjoy some of the healthy, nutritious, local foods available to us.  Local foods tend to be fresher, are seasonal and taste better.  Here are ten ways to eat locally this summer:

  1. Learn what is in season for your area
  2. Shop at a Farmers Market
  3. Join a CSA (community supported agriculture)
  4. Shop at stores that label food origins
  5. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store
  6. Plant a garden
  7. Visit farm stands or U-picks
  8. Choose restaurants that source locally
  9. Shop at locally-owned food producers (bakeries,
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| Posted On Jun 19, 2012 | By:

In The Community with Harvard Vanguard

Staff from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates recently participated in the annual employee health and wellness fair the JFK Federal Building in Boston.  Our registered nurse and medical assistant screened more than 90 people for blood glucose levels.  Throughout the year, our medical staff conduct health screenings at various organizations throughout the Greater Boston area including Chestnut Hill Realty, the Somerville Cambridge Elder Fair, Quincy Chamber’s Healthy Workplace Challenge, the Health &

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| Posted On Jun 15, 2012 | By:

Harvard Vanguard PRIDE in Boston

The 2012 Pride celebration in Boston, held on June 9th, was a hot one – literally.  After three years of rain at the Pride celebration, Harvard Vanguard staff, family, patients and friends got to celebrate a perfect 80 degree day at Government Center this year. As always, Harvard Vanguard was represented by their usual colorful balloon decorated booth.  Inside was information on our many services including behavioral health,

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| Posted On Jun 13, 2012 | By:

Children and Technology

Technology surrounds us and now encompasses most aspects of our lives. The pace of change has been incredible. If you are reading this blog, you are doing something that only became mainstream within the last 10 years. The newness of iPods, tablets, laptops, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and everything in between can be quite exciting. However, it presents a particular challenge to families.

Every day, I meet with children and parents who are confronted by difficulties in managing the impact that technology has on our lives.

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| Posted On Jun 08, 2012 | By:

More than 200 people attend National Cancer Survivors Day

The 2nd annual Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Cancer Survivors Day was celebrated at our Kenmore location on June 4th.  Many thanks to our Kenmore Hematology/Oncology team who organized the event.  They successfully brought together community support organizations and a number of our staff from other specialty departments to provide abundant resources and education to the more than 200 attendees.

The event provided anyone who has been touched by cancer with an opportunity for a relaxing,

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| Posted On Jun 06, 2012 | By:

Talking about Harvard Vanguard

What qualities do you look for in a doctor?  Do you want a provider who is caring and friendly, who listens to your concerns and gets to know you?  Most people do, and at Harvard Vanguard, we receive lots of positive comments from our patients about the care they received from their doctors and other providers through our patient surveys.  This year we incorporated some of these actual patient quotes in our marketing campaign to highlight our great doctors and the exceptional care and quality they give to their patients.

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