| Posted On Oct 30, 2012 | By:

Updated Weather Alert: All Practices are Open Today

All Harvard Vanguard practice sites are open for patient care today per normal business hours.  Our Riverside headquarters office is currently closed due to a power outage in Newton.

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| Posted On Oct 29, 2012 | By:

Feeling SAD? It’s That Time of The Year

Do you feel like your energy level declines significantly and you have the urge to sleep more starting in the late fall?  Or do you feel irritable or blue, or crave sweets and gain weight like clockwork starting every year around this time?  If so, you probably suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a condition that affects millions worldwide.  It is especially prevalent in individuals who live in northern latitudes, and tends to affect women and children more than men.

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| Posted On Oct 29, 2012 | By:

Weather Update: Practices closing early today, October 29th

Harvard Vanguard is planning early closure for all of its offices today, Monday, October 29, due to the storm. Please see the closing schedule by practice site on our website. Patients will be contacted to reschedule appointments. Please check our website for updates on any further impact to tomorrow’s operations.

If you need urgent medical advice after our offices are closed, please contact your Harvard Vanguard doctor’s office by phone as we will be providing 24/7 phone-based support through adult and pediatric telecomm staff per usual.

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| Posted On Oct 28, 2012 | By:

Patient Information: Weather Alert for Monday, October 29, 2012

All Harvard Vanguard sites plan to be open for normal business hours on Monday, October 29th.

Due to impending weather, please check our website, http://www.harvardvanguard.org/, for updates on potential delays or closures during the day.

If you have an appointment and wish to cancel it, please call your Harvard Vanguard site during normal business hours on Monday. Thank you.


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| Posted On Oct 24, 2012 | By:

Do you know what your Mesopic Vision is? You should!

This is a beautiful time in Massachusetts – the leaves are changing, pumpkins and mums are appearing in many yards and on many porches, and color is everywhere. The change of season also brings with it a change in the amount of daylight, which most of us view with a bit of melancholy.  But this change in daylight brings possible dangers that many of us do not realize.

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| Posted On Oct 22, 2012 | By:

Welcoming New Patients: Getting the Word Out

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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| Posted On Oct 18, 2012 | By:

Important Patient Information Regarding New England Compounding Center

Updated October 18

As you may be aware from news reports, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal and state agencies are investigating a multi-state outbreak of meningitis and fungal infections among patients who received spinal or joint injections of a potentially contaminated steroid known as Methylprednisolone Acetate manufactured by New England Compounding Center (NECC).

We want to reassure our patients that Harvard Vanguard does not purchase or use this NECC spine/joint injection product.

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| Posted On Oct 15, 2012 | By:

Harvard Vanguard’s Donor Insemination Program

At Harvard Vanguard, we are very proud to offer a unique donor insemination program for single women and lesbians interested in becoming parents.  What makes it unique?  Several things:

  • Personal, intimate care in a safe and respectful environment
  • High-quality care provided in a regular doctor’s office, not a fertility center, avoiding the cost and time of fertility testing if it is unnecessary for you
  • Easy access to the fuller range of care you and your family may need,
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| Posted On Oct 12, 2012 | By:

You’re Not Alone: Breast Cancer Support and Resources

The month of October and the color pink are closely associated with breast cancer awareness month.  According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the US during 2016; about 2,600 new cases are expected in men.  Excluding can­cers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.

Mammograms are one of the most important tools clinicians have to help them evaluate the breast.  

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| Posted On Oct 11, 2012 | By:

“Sea” our new Quincy Pediatrics Department

Recently, the Pediatrics Department at our Quincy practice completed a renovation of their waiting room.  As anyone who has taken a child to the doctor’s office knows, a fish tank in the waiting room is always a big hit.  Quincy took that to heart and created an under-the-sea theme for the entire space, including bright sea animal artwork, a porthole wall, an interactive table with boats, and, of course,

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